Arsenal – Bodø/Glimt: Standard Firing Session For Second String Session (3-0)
Knowing what an outfit will do is one thing, but setting in motion a solution to shut down what makes them tick is another. Arsenal's second string unit were not at their best on the evening but carried on their momentum to mow down Bodø/Glimt in what was a banana skin fixture.
Tactical analysis and match report by Emmanuel Adeyemi-Abere.
If you are good enough, you are old enough. Arsenal lacked the resolve to haul themselves over the line into the top four, but the signs in 2022 indicated their youth project was finally coming of age. That development has blossomed into full view in a run of results where they have won eight of their first nine fixtures. Sitting at the top of the Premier League thanks to a style with the type of intuition that has not graced the field in half a decade, the red half of North London is in an exuberant mood.
Their latest test would be a stumbling block that has tripped up many favorites in the last few seasons. The guests gained acclaim after a 6-1 rout of Roma in the Conference League, but Bodø/Glimt's tale is far longer in the making. At the outset of 2018, Kjetil Knutsen took charge of a club that had . . .