Category Archives: Arsenal game review

Arsenal move up to fourth place in title chase

Despite the criticism dished out to Arsene Wenger and his Arsenal squad, the Gunners have quietly gone about their business and remain unbeaten in the Premier League this season.

Mesut Ozil finally came good in yesterday’s game against Aston Villa and I hate to say it, but it would not be wrong to say that Wenger has finally played him in his preferred position and we were rewarded with him scoring his first goal this season and also assisting for another.

KJ’s Arsenal player ratings for Villa win – Ozil MOTM

Aston Villa 0 – 3 Arsenal Player Ratings by KJ

Szczesny – 7
He didn’t have much to do all game except for a very smart save in the first half.

Chambers – 7.5
I felt he was pretty good today and he’s so composed on the ball. If only we’d brought in another centre back, he’d be a great option at right back and in my opinion, he’s better than Debuchy.

Mertesacker – 7.5
He was very composed today and kept the ball at the back. He calmed the game down completely in the second half and didn’t force any balls forward.

Aston Villa v Arsenal review – Gunners fire and Ozil and Welbeck steal the show!

Well it was a much better start from Arsenal. As expected, Aston Villa started with a high tempo and tried to put us under serious pressure, which paid such dividends for Borussia Dortmund in the week. But the Arsenal players did not crumble under it this time and managed to pass and play our way around it.

The introduction of Cazorla certainly made a difference and Ozil was looking better, but Aaron Ramsey looked like the player of two seasons ago rather than the superstar of last season. It was a frantic first 15, though, and Arsene Wenger must have been glad to see his team stand up to it.

What could have Arsenal done differently against Dortmund?

Arsenal played Dortmund away on Matchday 1 of this season’s Champions League, looking to pick up a point or three, after drawing three successive games in the Premier League. The Gunners, however, struggled to live up to the high pressing and high tempo game plan from their German opponents and, had it not been for some profligacy in front of goal from Klopp’s frontline and midfielders, Arsenal were looking at a much bigger margin of defeat. In hindsight, what could have Wenger’s wizards done differently?
Play overhead, long passes and stretch the pitch

Dortmund v Arsenal review – Gunners go missing AGAIN!!

Despite Arsenal going for an attacking and adventurous line up, we knew that Borussia Dortmund were going to come at us like a train and give us no time on the ball. So the early and correct call from the ref to book Mikhitaryan for diving rather than give a penalty was a massive relief.

But Dortmund kept the pressure on and we were struggling to get out of our half and they were getting chances and corners. You ned a cool head to cope with their tactics but there were not many on show for Arsenal. Another way is to make them worried about conceding and we did finally start to do that after about 20 minutes.

Arsenal MUST start winning at home…..

Arsenal vs Manchester City: Early days, but Arsenal can’t keep dropping points at home by SE

Arsenal against Manchester City has become one of the top clashes in the Premier League. And Saturday’s meeting at the Emirates was indicative of what we’ve come to expect from these two beautiful Footballing sides in recent times. It ended 2-2 but, until the final whistle, both teams were in with a chance of nicking a winner from somewhere. However, Arsenal, being the home side, will rue dropping two vital points at home.

The Fight is Right so why are Arsenal struggling?

I am not going to hit the panic button yet Arsenal fans, but I must admit that my fingers were twitching at half time against Man City today. The Emirates stadium crowd were also a bit stunned after we managed to go into the break trailing to a breakaway goal while having failed to capitalise on some really good build up play.

BUT, and I am with Sir Mixalot on this one and he really likes big butts, the fact that the Gunners were able to dig in even when the crowd went flat and a very strong and capable Man City side tried to choke the life out of the game, was very good news for us. And that has been the story of the season so far.

Arsenal v Man City review – 2 stunners from Gunners but just a point

This was the first time that the new lok Arsenal had a chance to put to bed the questions about their big game mentality, with the visit of the reigning Premier League champions Man City to the Emirates stadium. Arsene Wenger, with his new pacy front line including Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez, had vowed to go for it.

And the players certainly began the game in a really ppsitive way, dominating the play and causing City serious problems. But you need to be able to finish your moves and Welbeck was inches away from the opener as his dink beat Joe Hart but came agonisingly back off the post. Ramsey still looks off the pace to me and his shooting was woeful.

Arsenal MUST improve on August’s performances

What went wrong for Arsenal during the month of August? by SE

Midst high expectations and certain degree of excitement, Arsenal kick started their 2014/15 campaign on a decent note. Despite relative inconsequence, the FA Community Shield win over Man City was, as it turned out, the brightest point of the month. Looking beyond that evening at the Wembley stadium, however, what went wrong for Arsenal?

An analysis of Ramsey’s performances for Arsenal so far this season

How Ramsey has fared this season, so far? by SE

An Overview
Aaron Ramsey’s rise to prominence in Arsenal colours has been slow, and yet a progressive one. And, it’s fair to say that last season the Welshman had everything going for him. As a midfielder, he was driving forward; scoring goals at will and, more importantly, was productive for Arsenal. At times, his linkup play with Ozil was a sight to behold. Now, the apparent thing is that it is one hell of a predicament to repeat such performances in the following season, which, in my opinion, is what is happening, so far.

A review of Arsenal’s performances in August

How would Arsenal look back at the month of August? by SE

With Arsenal’s draw against Leicester bringing an end to the month of August, we take a look back at how Wenger’s men fared in the first month of their 2014/15 campaign.

FA Community Shield
On the 10th of August, last season’s FA Cup winners took to Wembley, to take on the defending Premier League champions in the annual curtain raiser. Arsenal were slow off the blocks, but did make staunch impact on the game through Sanchez and Ramsey. Manchester City were caught napping on many an occasion, as the North Londoners enjoyed a slick start to their campaign, with a 3-0 plundering over the Etihad outfit.