Tag Archive: Walcott

Dec 27

Southampton 4-0 Arsenal: Koeman’s narrow midfield shape allows Shane Long to cause havoc in the channels

  Ronald Koeman’s second season has not been as rosy as his first, but his defeats in recent weeks against Spurs in the PL and Liverpool in the League Cup have often seen his team outplaying the opposition before committing individual errors. Koeman has mostly played 2 formations till now: His usual 4-3-3 with Mane …

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Jan 16

Manchester City vs. Arsenal preview: Wenger’s choices in defencive midfield key against magical Silva

Though Arsenal are still competitively poised at 5th place and just 1 point off Manchester United at 4th, most of the top Premier League clubs and Stoke City have long since figured out the way to beat Arsene Wenger’s team. Be it Roberto Martinez’s Everton who shifted Lukaku to the flanks and utilized the space …

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Jan 06

Injuries across the table: A look at Arsenal’s striking conundrums, and the Solutions

Berba's positioning is quite similar to Giroud's. His better pace to the next ball and finishing is what steers him ahead of the French striker

Rarely has a day in any Transfer Window passed when Arsenal have not been linked with a new player. The past 3-4 years used to see the North London club linked with innumerable talents throughout the window in order to get the club into the Top 4 slot in the EPL, and despite the Gunners …

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Dec 30

Newcastle 0 – 1 Arsenal: Disappointing Walcott and Newcastle’s high but inefficient pressing

Arsenal’s title credentials were severely tested with a 2nd tough away game in a span of 3 days, and though Wenger’s men did not come out in flying colors from St.James, they survived a major onslaught from Pardew’s equally talented team. Injury woes seem to be the one thing that are always constant to Arsenal, …

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Dec 24

Arsenal 0 – 0 Chelsea: Mourinho’s deep midfield and Azpilicueta’s resolve against Walcott

With most of the footballing world relishing the prospects of Chelsea’s attacking trio stretching apart Arsenal’s freshly battered defence, Mourinho’s choice of going with a midfield trio instead caught quite a few off guard. The Chelsea manager set up his team as a 4-3-3 on paper with Hazard and Willian on the flanks. The message …

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