Tag Archives: Ozil

Arsenal tactics – Will Wenger use 4-3-3 this season?

Perks of Arsenal lining up in 4-3-3, as compared to 4-2-3-1 by SE

There is no cynicism regarding the fact that Arsene Wenger has a colossal squad at his disposal, and, consequently could manipulate however he wants to. The arrival of Sanchez has possibly created the biggest anticipation at the Emirates this summer, and his versatility would be something to look forward to come August 16th. With Ozil entering his 2nd season in the Premier League – and Ramsey coming off a brilliant campaign – Arsenal have every reason to be upbeat about the forthcoming season.

Is Ramsey the man to lead Arsenal to success this year?

Who could be the central figure to Arsenal’s season? by SE

Something tells me that Arsenal are going to be this season’s dark horse in the Premier League. Their squad seems to have got most loop holes plucked, and there’s a sense of assertion about Arsenal and Arsene Wenger building on their FA Cup win from last May, with more silverware this season. With the acquisitions of Debuchy and Sanchez, they’ve bolstered their squad with further attacking flair. Their centre-back partnership of Mertesacker and Koscielny has had a great couple of seasons back-to-back, so everything seems to be in place for Arsenal to get off the blocks quickly and avoid no mishaps, this time around.

Arsenal Debate – Could Ramsey and Ozil could fire Arsenal to the title?

The best of Mesut Ozil could be on show this seasonb by SE

It is not uncommon for any player making the switch to the Premier League, especially at Arsenal, to not realize their full potential in their very first season – and Mesut Ozil is no odd case in this regard. The German, though, started off his Premier League venture with Arsenal, on a raucous note, which saw him score 2 goals and make 4 assists in his first 5 games for the Gunners. However, the 25-year old endured a tough time – towards the end of the season – and that lead to redundant skepticism on the ability of one of the star players, in all of world Football.

Arsenal Debate – Is Sanchez going to be a striker or a winger?

Where does Alexis fit in? by TJ

The few hours leading to the Arsenal’s capture of Alexis Sanchez, there were butterflies in my stomach. I was very nervous to the build up to the official signing of Alexis, just like every Arsenal fan, furiously clicking on the refresh button to see if there were any updates. I did that towards the end of last season’s summer transfer window as well, that time for Mesut Ozil. When the Alexis Sanchez signing was completed, I was almost loss for words. For 35 million, Arsenal have picked up a man capable of playing anywhere up front. He can finish and has pace. Most importantly, he has a proven track record of both scoring and creating goals.

It’s not so bad that Arsenal will be without our Germans early this season

Could the absence of German trio be a blessing in disguise? by Blaz

Wenger said yesterday he will probably rest Arsenal’s World cup winning trio of Germans for the first game of the season against Crystal Palace. That also means we will not have their support in Community Shield. We are more than capable of winning both games with or without their assistance, but, it goes without saying, it would be easier if we had their help. Everyone expects this trio to come back full of positive energy, new experiences and maybe even a new co-star (Khedira). But until they do, our team needs to play as if they don’t exist.

Where will Santi Cazorla fit in at Arsenal this season?

Cazorla’s involvement at Arsenal going forward? by TJ

Signed by Arsenal in the summer of 2012, Santi Cazorla turned out to become one of the most talented players the Gunners ever signed. When Santi first took the field for Arsenal against Sunderland, many were impressed by the talent of this little man. Fast, witty and hardworking, Santi Cazorla instantly established himself to be one of the fan favourites amongst the Arsenal faithful. He finished his first season with the gunners with a respectable 12 goals and 11 assists. In the 2012-2013 season, he was the heart of almost every Arsenal offense. He played in every premier league match that season and was the Arsenal player of the season that year.

Which German will Arsenal miss most in Premier League opener?

It was just a week or so ago that Arsene Wenger was talking about the possible boost he hoped that Arsenal would get from having three of the World Cup winning Germany team in his squad, although the Prof did also claim that their extended break after the tournament in Brazil would somewhat hamper their pre-season preparations.

The Frenchman said at the time that he was expecting Mesut Ozil, Lukas Podolski and Per Mertesacker back at the start of August, but has now admitted that it will be a little later due to FIFA rules and there is a strong chance that neither of the three will be available to face Crystal Palace at the Emirates in our first Premier League game of the new season on August 16th, as reported by The Mirror.

Are Arsenal finally changing their Youth Policy?

Is the recent signings against our policy? by TJ

It is no surprise around the footballing world, especially at Arsenal, that nurturing young talent is the way to develop a sustainable and successful model. There are many positives in trusting and polishing young talents. Firstly, the startup capital is small as not much funds are required to acquire these talents. Secondly, if trust is being put into these young players, more often than not, they would prove to be more loyal to you and give their best on the pitch. They also tend not to want to leave the club and repay your faith in them.

Ramsey’s form more important to Arsenal than Ozil’s

Why Ramsey’s heroics from last season would mitigate the pressure on playmaker Ozil? by SE

Aaron Ramsey’s inclination to wander into the 18-yard area last season was something like an early morning exercise routine. It was something he enjoyed doing. It was something he looked irresistible in. He excelled at carrying it out, too. And, Arsenal, as a result, benefitted hugely. It begs to wonder what could have been, had Ramsey stayed fit and kept plying his early morning routine.

Arsenal do NOT need another striker says Wenger – Is he right?


Hello everybody. I hope you are all doing great. I want to start by saying that if I had my way, Arsenal will have four first choice central strikers. But that is not realistic and there is the small matter of the British Football Association’s twenty five man squad rule.

We the fans want a lot of things but we don’t always think about the logistics behind making it all work. Wenger on the other hand is the man saddled with the responsibility of making it all work and I believe that is why he let Liverpool have Remy.

Free kicks another string to Rambo’s bow for Arsenal?

Why Ramsey should take free kicks for Arsenal by Sumo

What struck me as odd during the Germany World Cup campaign was the Arsenal midfield maestro Mesut Özil playing second fiddle to Bayern Munich’s Toni Kroos in the set pieces. Kroos is a box to box midfielder who has a very good shot on him. He shoots well. But him taking the free kicks for Germany was a bit beyond me (I don’t watch Bayern play).

What targets should Ramsey set for Arsenal’s new season?

What next for Ramsey? by TJ

After a remarkable season for Aaron Ramsey which saw him score 16 goals and providing 9 assists, many will start to ask how Ramsey should progress from here, The world has seen what he can do. He was without a doubt the star in Arsenal’s trophy winning season, often being the cutting edge for Arsenal in many games.

One very explicit example would be how he came on against Norwich City and flashed his ability, scoring one and providing another for Ozil. More importantly, he did with the sort style and finesse that Arsenal has been lacking since the days of Fabregas.