Category Archives: Arsenal tactics

This time Diaby WILL be like a new Arsenal signing!

I am sure that a fair few Arsenal fans have been thinking that the name of Abou Diaby will always be linked with other players who have failed to live up to their potential, whether through injury problems like the Frenchman or because of things that they did or failed to do themselves.

But even the most pessimistic of us about the Arsenal future of the tall and talented midfielder must enjoy seeing the pictures on of Diaby back in training with his Arsenal team mates. The French Gunner is 28-years old now and made exactly one appearance for us last season, as a sub in the final and unimportant Premier League game of the season at Norwich.

The Arsenal tactics that WILL get points from BPL rivals

How should we line up against big teams this season? by KJ

With Arsenal due to make 2 or 3 more signings this week and with the start of the Premier League season only a month away, it seems as good time as any to start postulating what our line up would be against the bigger teams in the league and why certain players should be chosen. I will include realistic signings that we are likely to make so this team is more representative of the final team we will put out come September 1st.

Arsenal tactics – Will Wenger change the formation with Sanchez in the team?

Does the acquisition of Sanchez signal a change in the way Arsenal might lineup next season? by SE

With the capturing of Alexis Sanchez from the Catalan giants Barcelona, Arsene Wenger and Arsenal have sent out a raucous warning to their Premier League opponents ahead of the new season. Sanchez played a pivotal role in Chile’s incredible world cup campaign, which sadly ended in the R-16 by penalty shootout against the hosts Brazil.

What will Sanchez transfer to Arsenal mean for Walcott?

The Arsenal and England forward Theo Walcott has shown his delight with the Gunners new signing Alexis Sanchez. The speedy Englishman has tweeted what a terrific move it is for the club and even been pictured with a beaming smile on his face while holding up one of the new PUMA kits with the Chilean’s name and number on it, but should he be a bit more concerned about what the arrival of Sanchez in north London will mean to his own place at the club?

Talking Arsenal tactics – Should we use 3-5-2 (like Chile!)

What can Arsenal learn from Chile’s performance against Spain? by Alex

At the time of writing this Spain have just lost to Chile 2-0, which has got me wondering. How has this little nation from South America managed to keep out a very talented Spain side for 90 minutes?

Some people will put it down to the climate, ‘Spain aren’t used to this heat and humidity’ I can accept that may have caused a problem, but with their squad Spain should’ve been a dead cert to gain the 3 points. But because of the work ethic of the Chile players and also the tactical set up of the team has given them a brilliant victory.

Alarming study of WHY Arsenal’s title challenge collapsed

From first to fourth by Big Gun

Where did it all go wrong for Arsenal this season? We were top of the league over December and looked more than capable of going all the way. As many pundits said at the time, Arsenal’s title challenge should only be taken into account after facing the tougher opponents. In hindsight, they were correct because Arsenal folded like a giant clothes horse after getting thumped 6-3, 6-0 and 5-1 by City, Chelsea and Liverpool respectively. A massive humiliation to say the least.

Ramsey calls for change of Arsenal tactics! Wenger disagrees!

I would hesitate to say that Arsenal’s star player and their French manager are on a collision course over the tactical side of the Gunners’ game, because Aaron Ramsey clearly has huge respect for and belief in Arsene Wenger. And the feeling is mutual, as the Prof proved by sticking with the Welshman early last season when he was struggling for form and being criticised from all angles.

What Arsenal MUST learn from Bayern collapse!

Unlike last year, Arsenal will not be able to comfort themselves with the fact that we were knocked out of the Champions League by the eventual winners. Bayern Munich were comprehensively beaten by Real Madrid in the semi-final second leg last night, and they should have lost a lot more heavily in the second leg as well, but why?

Earlier in the season, right up until they clinched the Bundesliga title in record time in fact, the Germans were looking just as good, if not better, than last season. Now while it was obviously not a plan to take their foot off the gas, that is what has happened, and Arsenal must take note of this, learn from it, and make sure it does not happen to us as well.

Wenger warns Arsenal to Take Care and Defend well tonight! or else…

It has been a good few weeks for Arsenal and their fans. And after Roberto Martinez and his Everton players lost their second game in three, a lot of Gooners have already got the team safely into next season’s Champions League, but that is a dangerous attitude.

Arsene Wenger is confident that his players can handle the pressure, but he has been impressing on them the importance of treating the next few games will full focus. First up is Newcastle tonight and, as reported by, Wenger is well aware that they could trip us up.

Should Wenger make changes for Arsenal v Newcastle?

Arsenal are left to round up the Premier League weekend with a match against Newcastle United at the Emirates. And following on from a couple of vital wins for the Gunners, combined with a couple of cock-ups from our main rivals for the last Champions League spot, Everton, a win would pretty much guarantee us a 17th season among the European elite. But does that just mean that Arsene Wenger will pick this same starting XI that won at Hull last weekend?

Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal
Arteta, Ramsey
Cazorla, Ozil, Podolski

Will top striker be enough for Arsenal to counter big teams?

Why this season has shown that talent isn’t everything unless you’re a striker by KJ

This season has been an odd one, Arsenal fans. We’ve got Liverpool who will most likely win the Premier League title this season and we’ve got Atletico Madrid who will most likely win La Liga this season as well as having a shot at the Champions League. This is obviously a surprise considering that neither of these two teams were expected to have been amongst the likes of Barca, Real Madrid, Man City and Chelsea and yet, they’re dominating in their respective leagues.

The strange case of the Arsenal defence

Normally, you would safely say that any team which had been beaten 6-0, 5-1 and 6-3, like Arsenal were, in the same season, had a serious problem with their defense. But that is not really the case with the Gunners. If you take way those 17 goals in three games, Arsenal have only conceded 24 in the other 32 Premier League games, so how can we reconcile these two wildly different records?