Tag: Arsenal

Arsenal’s bleak start to the season gave them little hope of taking anything from their trip to the Etihad Stadium. But in the end, a limp display made this contest even easier for Manchester City than they could have hoped. As ill discipline and tactical flaws cost the side once again, the process may finally […]

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Chelsea have added to their arsenal. Romelu Lukaku took center stage, as Thomas Tuchel’s team found easy routes to their new number nine. His addition may be Chelsea’s final piece towards a Premier League title under Tuchel, whilst Mikel Arteta might start to ponder if it’s the beginning of the end.   Tactical analysis and match […]

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How do you impose yourself without the ball? Brentford answered that question in impressive style, as their counterpressing took the forefront against a dysfunctional Arsenal. Though this defensive system looked less effective in the second period, Brentford scored their second in vintage Premier League style. Tactical analysis and match report by Joel Parker.  From a broader […]

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After early phases of even pressing, Liverpool flexed their authority, gained control and put their trademark pressing triggers in place. What was needed was a switch, and the entrance of Diogo Jota gave Liverpool the offensive potency they had missed.  Tactical analysis and match report by Joel Parker. Throughout the illustrious history of the Premier League, […]

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Arteta tactics derby Tottenham

The North London derby followed a similar chain of events, in terms of Arsenal control and Tottenham Hotspur defense. However, flexibility down Arsenal’s left channel and Spurs’ incapabilities of defending that area, as well as issues with their buildup play, handed their rivals a deserved victory. Tactical analysis and match report by Joel Parker. Previous derbies […]

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