Category Archives: Analysis + Tactics

Six Years And Counting

Posted by Andre The Giant On Sunday, Mo Farah, celebrity Arsenal fan and customised running show wearer, won a gold at the World Athletics Championship. After the Sun somehow linked his narrow loss in the 10,000m to Arsenal 8-2 defeat … Continue reading

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I Am Arsene Wenger

Posted by Andre The Giant I am not Arsene Wenger. I share very little in common with the great man. I have never, to my knowledge, managed a premier league football team, I am not a millionaire and I am … Continue reading

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After 21 Years, I Finally Get Why We Hate Tottenham

Posted by SmartArse It is no exaggeration to say it’s been a fairly depressing week to be an Arsenal fan. I was heartbroken on Saturday, sat like everyone else at the Emirates in shell-shocked horror watching the Spurs fans almost … Continue reading

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Step It Up, Samir

Posted by SmartArse After Saturday’s debacle OleGunner on twitter created a Guardian chalkboard highlighting the differences in passes made in the game by Samir Nasri and Tomas Rosicky: by Guardian Chalkboards The diagram clearly shows a a greater proportion of Rosicky’s … Continue reading

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Top Six Transfer Window Comparison; A Rebuttal To John Cross

Posted by SmartArse “Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp…made – and succeeded with – an audacious move for Rafael van der Vaart. Chelsea spent big, Manchester City, too and Manchester United spent more. All of Arsenal’s title rivals strengthened. Arsenal didn’t.” So … Continue reading

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Emirates Cup: Bright Start For New Faces And Young Guns

Posted by SmartArse Welcome back Arsenal, we’ve missed you. For the third time in four seasons Arsenal came away winners in the now traditional cash cow of a curtain raiser, thanks to a 1-1 draw we rather handed to AC … Continue reading

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Post Barca Post Mortem: Money Flinging Fix Not The Answer

Posted by SmartArse ‘Tis rather inevitable in the wake of a defeat quite like Tuesday’s that the post mortems will begin in earnest. Frankly, I’d like to criticise all this nonsense while there’s still a league title to win, but … Continue reading

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Injuries Highlight Squad Strength, Optimism Prevails

Posted by SmartArse So our injury woes get worse. At the time of writing, Sol Campbell is a big doubt and Rosicky is 50/50. If the worst happens and both are confirmed out (though frankly, I doubt that Wenger will … Continue reading

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Defending Tactics… A Letter to Monsieur Wenger

Posted by Sonuvagun Now I know that winning the Premier League with Torquay United in Championship Manager doesn’t qualify me as a strategical genius, nor does my captaining of the unbeaten (but rather short-lived) Paul Mahorn Fan Club five aside … Continue reading

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