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Talking Tactics

  • Talking Tactics: How Arsenal Can Attack Liverpool’s 3-4-3

    Preface: What is Liverpool’s 3-4-3 Following a string of poor results, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers opted to switch to a 3-4-3 formation (which really plays like a 3-4-2-1 at times) with four flat midfielders. A 1-0 loss to Basel in the Champions league, where the Swiss club deployed a 3-4-3 as much out of…

  • A look at Arsenal’s move to the 4-1-4-1

    As Arsenal continue to struggle with finding momentum this season, all sorts of supporters and pundits are looking all over the place for those at fault. It’s Wenger’s inability to get a DM or defensive cover, or it’s Mesut Özil “knicking a living at Arsenal.” Take your pick, there’s a reason for everyone. In…

  • Striking the right Balance at Arsenal

    In the wake of Theo Walcott’s season ending injury everyone went into overload trying to determine what it was that Arsenal needed to make up for the speedy and influential scorer. Theo has grown into one of England’s best players. Once chided as not having a footballing brain, he is putting that brain to…

  • Arsenal’s Setpiece Conundrum

    Set pieces they are not our specialty. We've improved at a minimum defending them but when it comes to actually creating clear chances, they remain sadly, few and far between. After watching Per Mertesacker's wonderfully scored header last night, I got to wondering why it is we aren't doing better at these. It's a…

  • The Arsenal Weekend Wrapup: Top of the table once again

    Oh what a wonderful weekend! Arsenal and their supporters found this to be a weekend of delight as Arsenal travelled to the Liberty stadium to take on Michael Laudrup’s men in their bid to continue a fine form away from home. The 2-1 win combined with all of Arsenal's main rivals dropping points, meant…

  • Talking Tactics: Disecting Arsenal’s North London Derby win

    “And once again, all things were right in the world,” was the general consensus in the footballing community as Arsenal came good and beat Tottenham 1-0 at The Emirates on this past Sunday. A tactically astute performance from Arsenal grinded out a very nervy win over our North London rivals, and put to rest…

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