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Tactical analysis Arsenal - Manchester United 1-3 FA Cup

Sturdy defending and quickfire counterattacks allowed Manchester United to take a commanding lead despite Arsenal pressure. From there it was all about careful game management, a test which the new manager passed with flying colors. Arsenal were subsequently sent crashing out of the FA Cup, but a promising performance means there are positives to take […]

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Liverpool Arsenal

Jurgen Klopp’s unbeaten league leaders pass yet another test as they hit Arsenal for five at Anfield. Unai Emery’s side took an early lead, but Liverpool’s aggressive response proved too much for Arsenal’s fragile defensive setup. Tactical analysis by Josh Williams. Liverpool approached the match as title favorites for the first time, after Manchester City’s […]

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Unai Emery’s 4-4-2 diamond system dominated early on, but Arsenal’s post-goal game-management cost them dearly in the end. Emery’s second half changes made matters worse, because they killed the connection between defense and attack. Brighton capitalized and took a deserved point against a top six team. Tactical analysis and match report by Peter M.   […]

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Southampton - Arsenal tactical analysis Premier League

Southampton’s high pressing and quick counterattacking took Arsenal by surprise. Some more proactive half-time changes from Unai Emery kept the visitors in the game but Charlie Austin came up with a late winner, meaning Southampton secured the first Premier League victory of the Ralph Hasenhüttl era. Tactical analysis and match report by Martyn Davis. Southampton […]

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2018-12-05 - Man Utd - Arsenal 2-2

Old Trafford was the stage for a decaffeinated clash of the titans, as José Mourinho’s turbulent United hosted Emery’s resilient reds. Despite the expectations that both sides would mirror each other’s formation, Manchester United and Arsenal each came op with variants of their own that slightly differed from the other team. This made for a […]

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Tactical analysis Arsenal - Tottenham Hotspur 4-2 Premier League

Arsenal gave Tottenham Hotspur a taste of their own medicine. Intense pressing propelled them to an early lead, just as Spurs themselves had accomplished against Chelsea last week. Before half-time, though, Spurs clawed back through two quickfire set-piece goals. In the end, the finishing quality of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette secured the win for […]

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Tactical analysis of Arsenal - Wolves 1-1

Wolves organized themselves well at the Emirates Stadium, scored an early goal and got very close to what would have been a deserved away win. Arsenal’s offense was ineffective for the entire match, despite Unai Emery’s formation switch at half-time. In the end, an unlikely goal rescued a point for the home side. Arsenal’s manager […]

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