Tag Archive: Wenger

Jan 12

Liverpool vs Arsenal Tactical preview: A case for Firmino at False 9, and Arsenal’s strength at attacking fullbacks

  Jurgen Klopp’s Dortmund was one of the favorites to be drawn against Arsenal in the CL group stages over the years. And the German has achieved considerable success over Wenger in these matchups. In the buildups to most of these games, Klopp had been very keen to point out how Arsenal’s game was based …

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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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Mar 10

Manchester United 1 – 2 Arsenal: Di Maria’s wide positioning and Wenger’s reply to Van Gaal’s second half changes

In the prelude to this FA Cup Quarters between United and Arsenal, there were multiple references to Arsenal’s solid away performance at Manchester City, and United’s shaky but effective win at the Emirates earlier this season. This high tempo game at Old Trafford was completely different from United’s 2-1 victory, especially in terms of dominating …

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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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Nov 23

Arsenal 1-2 Man Utd; Wilshere the difference as Van Gaal wins the numbers game

Manchester United earned their first away win of the season at the Emirates beating Arsenal 2-1 against all odds. Antonio Valencia had his shot deflected and converted into an owngoal by Gibbs, while Rooney made it 2-0 after a quick counter from an Arsenal corner. Oliver Giroud pegged one back with a sweet strike from …

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