Tag Archives: defence

Should Arsenal consider playing 3-4-4 formation?

When Arsene Wenger first took over as the new manager of Arsenal Football Club over 18 years ago, the Frenchman was not very well known but he soon became known around the world for his innovative ideas, both on and off the pitch. And it is safe to say that most of the football world has taken on board all the nutritional and behind the scenes stuff.

But in recent years, Wenger has been accused of being a bit set in ways tactically. An opposing team may struggle to cope with our passing, possession and fluency, but they have no problem working out what formation they will be facing when taking on the Gunners.

Flamini – Arsenal need to defend as a team – Hmm….

There have been some strange mutterings from Matthieu Flamini this week, especially as he came on the pitch against Anderlecht just in time to see Arsenal’s worst defensive display of the season so far! I guess could be putting forward that th team needs to defend as a whole to ry and delect criticism against him and his fellow defenders.

“Defending as a team is very important,” Flamini said on Arsenal.com. “You have to defend as a team but you also have to attack as a team and it’s very important to play very closely with each other.

Arsenal fans need to remain patient in difficult times….

Arsenal’s new Promised Land? by SB

So the new era, the new dawn began. A phase in the club where Arsenal was supposed to have more than enough cash to bring in top quality players, win cups and league, grow and consolidate our fan base, reach the glorious summit of world football.

But four months in to the season and all looks bleak, doom and gloom lurks and a storm threatens to tear things to shreds, pundits smirk and berate us and the Arsenal faithful question Arsene Wenger’s ability to lead us into the glorious era.

Wenger needs to accept the blame and resign from Arsenal!

Wenger has to go, this is just unacceptable! by KM

What happened to Arsenal yesterday is just ridiculous. Will the manager come out and take the blame? No of course not! Will he be sacked? No of course not. Will he learn his lesson? No of course not!

We played what was our “best available squad” and we threw away a 3 goal lead, to an offside goal, a silly penalty and a headed goal. Have you seen a statistics of the headed goals we’ve conceded?

Wenger blames Arsenal defence (and bad luck) for blowing 3-goal lead

Arsenal were woeful in the second half of last night’s 3-3 draw with minnows Anderlecht at the Emirates, and can you believe that Arsene Wenger is blaming the defence for letting the goals in?

“You have to give Anderlecht credit because they fought until the end and we had a poor defensive performance from the first to the last minute today.” Wenger said after the game.

The 6 changes that have transformed Arsenal into title challengers

Differences Between The Current Arsenal & The Old One by OA

I have been thinking of a perfect reason why we are fighting for the real big trophy (epl) this season instead of Arsene’s trophy (4th place) and I realize the following things about the current Arsenal and old Arsenal team:

1. Now: We now know how to win dirty, we play badly but we win games; we play good and we show our true class. Watch Arsenal against Liverpool and Spurs and you will see the real class we displayed.
Before: I think every match which was a bad one we lost. I got angry and when we won I was never happy because we were not predictable since we could win or lose even if we played good football.

What Arsenal need to DO and NOT DO to win Premier League

How Arsenal can win title by Big Gun

Dear Gooners, As we reach the halfway mark, the race to the title is heating up with 5 teams all capable in their own way of clinching it. With only 7 points separating 5th place Everton with leaders Arsenal, the top of the table is volatile to say the least and knowing the football industry, anything can happen – which makes for some extremely exciting stuff for any fan to look forward to. (unless you support Man United lol)

Why Arteta and Ramsey are Key to Arsenal beating Southampton

The Arsenal management team will no doubt have spent a considerable amount of the international break studying the performances and tactics of today’s opponents Southampton. The Saints are not third placed in the Premier League table by luck and so Arsene Wenger will be expecting a stern test of his high flying Gunners, but it is one he will expect them to pass.

Looking at Southampton, especially their away form, it is characterised by a really well organised and hard working defensive display. That starts right at the front, with the likes of Lambery, Lallana and Rodriguez harassing teams from the front. Then if they get the ball they are in a great position to attack. Having already beaten Liverpool and drawn with Manchester United on their travels, it is clearly an effective tactic.

Were Arsenal lucky or good value for Dortmund victory?

Did Arsenal entirely deserve to win last night? by Ash

Last night Arsenal did exactly what needed to be done and we flew back to London with all three points intact. A 1-0 win in Germany against Borussia Dortmund was not completely expected, as playing against the German super club wasn’t easy at the Emirates, let alone in their own stadium. Yet Arsenal defied the odds and despite it being a very close game we walked away as victors.

Arsenal received rave reviews after the game because although it wasn’t a top performance from the Gunners, we were successful in keeping out the dangerous Dortmund players.

Beaten Klopp feels Arsenal can WIN Champions League!!

At the back of Arsenal’s historic victory in Western Germany, the Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp showered praises on the Gunners side and spoke highly of their trophy credentials for this season, even going on to say that the North London giants are very much capable of going all the way in this season’s Champions League.

How Wenger will set up Arsenal for 3 points in Dortmund

After a rather comfortable win at home against Liverpool, Arsenal make the trip to Germany to face high-flying Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in a match which could prove pivotal in the Gunners’ quest for making the knockout stages of the Champions League. Dortmund have won all eight of their home games so far this season and will surely give Arsene Wenger’s side all they can handle when the teams take to the pitch in this crucial Group F encounter.

Detailed Infographic report of Arsenal’s win over Liverpool

Arsenal 2 vs 0 Liverpool Match Report Infographic by Matt at allarsenal.com

Aaron Ramsey and Santi Cazorla may hog the headlines for their fantastic strikes, but it is the defence and Mikel Arteta who can be praised for an outstanding display against Brendan Rodgers’ side.

Arsenal returned to winning ways in spectacular fashion, seeing off Liverpool with two sublime strikes that sees Arsene Wenger’s men stretch their lead at the top of the table to five points.