Football Tactics for Beginners: Pressing and Counter-Pressing

Introduction:The idea of pressing is to put pressure on the ball with the intention of winning it back off of the opposition. By forcing...
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Arsenal need to get back where they belong

Arsenal are one of the teams who have fallen from their usual place in the English football system over the last decade or so....

Fulham 0-3 Arsenal:Tactical Analysis – Willian, Gabriel superb in Arteta’s 3-4-3 formation

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Tottenham 2: 1 Arsenal- Tactical Analysis

In this analysis, we will be observing the tactics of Mikel Arteta and José Mourinho in their recent Premier League clash. Spurs eventually won...

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When Mikel Arteta was an assistant of Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, they not only dominated England but were one of the best teams...

Fulham 1-5 Arsenal : Tactical Analysis

Match summary:Possession vs. Counterattack -- Arsenal obtained their first, truly resounding victory of the season through nullifying the threat of Fulham's attacking midfielders, before...

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Why Arsenal will start fast, but ultimately struggle this season

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Pushed Wide: How Can Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan Fit in a Top-Heavy Arsenal?

So, it’s finally happened. As the Premier League January transfer window slams shut, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang steps into the Arsenal squad. By now, the Gooners...

The different interpretations of the 3 at the back formation by Conte, Wenger, Pochettino & Guardiola

Antonio Conte came to the Premier League in rather quiet fashion. The arrivals of Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola were the talk of the...

The back 3 formation is no longer the solution for Arsene Wenger’s troubles

The switch to the back three at the end of last season seemed to have finally solved Arsenal's defensive worries as they won 7...

Jurgen Klopp flips the midfield trivote to counter Wenger’s direct approach

The Alexis Sanchez story dominated all the headlines over the weekend, overshadowing an excellent Liverpool performance which surprisingly involved a very strong defensive performance....

Why Arsenal can’t compete in big games tactically

It’s February, and following their 5-1 defeat to Bayern Munich Arsenal look set to exit the Champions League in the Round of 16, and...

American Bob Bradley’s Swansea City Falls 3-2 to Arsenal

American soccer fans enjoyed a historic day on last Sunday as Bob Bradley became the first American soccer coach to manage a team in...

20 years of Arsene Wenger at Arsenal

Twenty years as the manager of any club at any level is a milestone which deserves respect but to achieve that in the top...

Is the 4-2-3-1 formation not suited for the Premier League?

While all the talk this weekend has been about Manchester United's third successive loss, Mourinho's previous club, Chelsea put in a listless performance of...

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