Tag: Unai Emery

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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Tactical analysis of Arsenal - Liverpool 1-1

Arsenal pressed Liverpool’s buildup and exploited their defensive issues on the right flank in the first half. Later on, Liverpool adapted and took advantage of Arsenal’s shaky defending to score. With some good substitutions and a never-say-die attitude, Arsenal scored a late, well-deserved goal to tie the game. Under Unai Emery, Arsenal have enjoyed a […]

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For the opening 40 minutes of this match you could have been excused for thinking you were watching Arsène Wenger’s toiling Arsenal side against Claudio Ranieri’s title winning Leicester City team. While Arsenal’s slow, short passing in midfield was achieving little, Leicester’s fast, direct breakaways were creating opportunities for a lively Kelechi Iheanacho. After some […]

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Arsenal controlled the ball, but Everton was the more threatening team. That was until Alexandre Lacazette’s quality finish and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s goal from an offside position decided the game for an Arsenal team that otherwise struggled to create. Arsenal recovered from a tough start to the season, with losses to Manchester City and Chelsea, by […]

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