Category Archives: Arsenal game review

Brighton v Arsenal review – Fast starting Gunners shoot down Seagulls

Any concerns from Arsenal fans that the Gunners might add to the weekend of FA cup shocks with a potentially tricky away tie at Brighton will have increased when they saw the team sheet. Arsene Wenger made a number of changes, leaving Alexis, Cazorla, Coquelin and Mertesacker on the bench.

But those fears will not have lasted long, as Arsenal came out of the traps like a champion greyhound, dazzling the home side with our pace, passing and pressing off the ball. And it took us less than two minutes to get on the score sheet, with a great run down the right and cross from Chambers being controlled perfectly by Walcott before being arrowed past Stockdale.

Arsenal CAN play Ozil and Cazorla together!

Cazorla Form Doesn’t Spell Ozil Doom ! by JA

Hello guys.Hope you’re having a great week….

Cazorla is in an unbelievable vein of form at this point in the season. So good that some people think it’s by default going to relegate Ozil to the bench. What most of you fail to realize is that whereas Santi is most effective down the middle, Mesut can be effective from any point in behind the striker.That means whether he’s in the middle, left or right, he can be equally effective.

FIVE things Arsenal fans learned from our win at Man City

5 things Arsenal fans realised after the win at Manchester City by Demitri

1. Arsene Wenger has not lost his tactical nous

It was quite unexpected for all football fans that Wenger had a trick up his sleeve for this away game. Arsenal fans did not have too much hope for this game, and pundits, like Gary Neville, were condemning Arsenal before the game had even started. Based on history, it was easy to see why, but after watching the game, people were pleasantly surprised by Wenger’s tactics. After conceding 17 goals in 3 away games at the Etihad Stadium, Anfield and Stamford Bridge last season, which was the difference between 4th place and winning the league for Arsenal, Wenger took a leaf out of, his rival manager, Jose Mourinho’s book and ‘parked the bus’.

My tactical analysis of Man City v Arsenal – Outfoxed!

A clash of the tactical masterminds by JA

Hey guys what’s up? I know you had a great weekend just like me! I’m completely over the moon from yesterday and I’m absolutely sorry I doubted some of the Arsenal players.

From a tactical point of view, both gaffers did their best to outfox the other subtly but our manager won. So here is my analysis from the game…..

Man City v Arsenal Player Ratings – Cazorla’s magical display!

Man City 0 – 2 Arsenal Player Ratings by KJ

Ospina – 7.5
Surprisingly had very little to do in this game. Claimed the ball well enough from set pieces and was relatively commanding. Did make a couple of decent saves late on when City ramped up the pressure.

Bellerin – 8
He was brilliant today considering he’s only 19 years old. He’s had to play against the likes of Dortmund away and struggled but was completely fine against the likes of Clichy, Milner and Silva.

Wenger – Arsenal could have scored more!

What a fantastic win for Arsenal today against the moneybags of Man City in their own expensively sponsored stadium. A real gem after our terrible injury woes this season. Obviously Arsene Wenger was pleased after his best result of the last four years and he even went so far as to say we could have won even more easily!

He said after the game on Arsenal.com: “The difference is that we have injured players back who were out for a long time and also that we know it’s a very important period. The confidence of the team is high and some players are in very good form. We scored the first goal today and it was much easier for us to control them.

Four UNSUNG Arsenal heroes from our great performance

THE FOUR PLAYERS QUIETLY TRANSFORMING OUR SEASON by Uche

Hello folks. I believe you are all in good spirits today. What a difference a great win makes. Just like our game against Hull City in the FA cup, we ran a strong Stoke side ragged in what was arguably our best performance of the season. One cannot help but feel that this Arsenal team might have turned a corner.

Arsenal v Stoke Player Ratings – Genius Sanchez MOTM

Arsenal 3 – 0 Stoke Player Ratings by KJ

Ospina – 6.5
Didn’t have anything to do for the majority of the game. Had to make a couple of decent saves near the end but wasn’t tested properly.

Debuchy – 6
He was playing well until he was injured by Arnautovic. It seems like he’ll be out for a few months with a dislocated shoulder which is tragic. This season has basically been a write-off for him.

Mertesacker – 7
Wasn’t tested much at all defensively. Did his job properly anyway and was never really exposed.

Arsenal v Stoke review – Easy Peasy Threesy for galloping Gunners

After the horror show that Arsenal produced away to Stoke a few weeks ago, which was probably the worst 45 minutes from the Gunners for many a year, it was vital that Arsenal put on a much better showing in front of the Emirates crowd.

And the way we started that game, the Arsenal players would have been determined to begin the game well and we certainly did that. Begovic had already had to prodduce two very good saves from Alexis Sanchez and Tomas Rosicky in the opening minutes, but there was nothing their keeper could do to stop Laurent Koscielny scoring with a feee header from Alexis’ cross in the 6th minute.

Arsenal Analysis – Coquelin, Mertesacker, Arteta and last weekend…..

Francis Coquelin, Per Mertesacker, Mikael Arteta and last weekend by JA

Hello guys, hope y’all havin a fine uuhhhm happy transfer window….

So of late, two grown heads at Arsenal have come under criticism; Per Mertesacker and Mikael Arteta and it’s all about they’re slow, they’re old or they just don’t cut it.

Should Arsenal fans be so pleased with Hull result?

Arsenal were hardly impressive against Hull yesterday by James N.

There is a very old football cliche that you can only beat what is put in front of you, but when you consider that Arsenal’s opponents yesterday had made TEN changes from the Hull side that played Everton on New Years Day, should we really be so pleased that the Gunners only managed to kill off the game in the 82nd minute?

Arsenal v Hull City Player Ratings – Sanchez MOTM again

Arsenal 2- 0 Hull City Player Ratings by KJ

Ospina – 6.5
Didn’t have any real saves to make at all throughout the game. It was relatively comfortable for him but he didn’t make any mistakes and was quick with his distribution.

Bellerin – 7
He had a very solid game both offensively and defensively. Overlapped well and used his pace to good effect numerous times.

Chambers – 6
Didn’t have much to do all game but did what was required of him.

Mertesacker – 7
Same as Chambers but he did open the scoring with a headed goal from a corner. Who’d have thought it?