The tactical side of football is always developing and changing to some extent and Arsene Wenger has himself earned a well deserved reputation for the way that Arsenal have played the game since he took over as our manager almost 20 years ago. But the possession based football that has been the Arsenal way for many years now could be coming under threat from the new tactics that were widely used at this summer’s Euro 2016 tournament, so I wonder whether the prof is starting to think seriously about a rethink.
It will be a very happy night for two Arsenal players tonight, and probably a much extended Parisian party, if France can beat Portugal to win Euro 2016 at the Stade De France. And if Les Bleus are to give the home fans the end to the tournament that they crave then I would expect our two Gunners to play a big part.
Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny helped their France side to reach the European Championship final. Les Bleus overcome a strong Germany side last night, in order to set-up a match against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal on Sunday.
Portugal kick off against Iceland in their opening group game in Saint Etienne in about half an hour, and we thought we’d give you some players to keep tabs on.
If you are like me then you will have been yearning for some football to watch almost ever since Arsenal wiped the Wembley turf with Aston Villa before lifting the FA cup trophy again. So you will probably already have been watching the women’s World Cup, the Copa America and the under 21 Euro championship.