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Player Analysis: Mesut Özil vs Newcastle

Mesut Özil played for 73 minutes in Arsenal’s 3-0 win against Newcastle on Monday night.  With the Magpies offering little to no threat throughout the match, Arsenal’s German playmaker saw a lot of the ball – and used it extremely well. Let’s take a look at Mesut’s performance throughout the game: Passing     Özil completed 94% of his passes ...

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Player Ratings: Arsenal 3-0 Newcastle

Arsenal made light work of Newcastle with a 3-0 win which saw the club climb ever closer to that elusive 4th spot. Goals from Laurent Koscielny, Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud saw Arsenal control the game from start ’til finish. Thanks to our new ‘Player Rater’ feature, you can submit your own player ratings by clicking here. [Our Rating / ...

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No shape and too much space: Analysis of how Everton took Arsenal to pieces in 3-0 win

Much has been said and written about Arsenal’s lacklustre display against Everton several weeks ago, some of it true. Having been left for a few weeks to recover from the defeat, I decided to analyse it in the cold light of day, seeing where we went wrong defensively, which has been a strange case in the big away games this season, considering ...

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Player Ratings: Hull City 0-3 Arsenal

Arsenal breezed past Hull City in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon with a comfortable 3-0 win. Aaron Ramsey scored in his first Premier League start in four months, whilst Lukas Podolski continued his fine goalscoring form with his second brace in a week. Thanks to our new ‘Player Rater’ feature, you can submit your own player ratings by clicking here. [Our ...

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Bayern defeat – a blessing in disguise for Arsenal?

It was inevitable. Arsenal staring over the precipice, Bayern looking in ominous form to retain their champions league title and once again February being the month Arsenal crumble. However for the first thirty minutes of the Bayern Munich game Arsenal displayed the sort of form that has propelled them to second in the premier league and facing a quarter final ...

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The Arsenal Spine That Will End the Trophy Drought

That’s right, I said it.  I strongly believe this will be the year ending Arsenal’s trophy drought.  The entire team’s quality, desire, and unity have risen from previous years.  To me, the main culprits behind our fantastic success this year has been from the spine of the team.  In fact, I believe we have the four main character(istic)s to be ...

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Why we must be cautious ahead of Old Trafford

Liverpool at home and Dortmund away, 2 games Arsenal were expected to lose by everybody outside the club. Yet it appears we have answered on the pitch brushing aside Liverpool and their beloved ‘SAS’ with relative ease and then travelling to Dortmund and holding out for a historic 1-0 win. Next up? A trip to the ground Arsenal last avoided defeat at in ...

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Mathieu Flamini ruled out for two weeks

Since re-signing this summer on a free-transfer from AC Milan, Flamini has been crucial to Arsenal’s strong start to the season – so much so, that the team have not yet lost a game with the Frenchman in the side. After missing last Tuesday’s game against Borussia Dortmund through concussion, his return on Saturday lasted just 7 minutes, before he ...

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Player Ratings: West Brom 1-1 Arsenal

Wojciech Szczesny – 8 – Confident performance and a couple of top saves. Carl Jenkinson – 5 – Looked out of his depth, a bit scared and clumsy. Per Mertesacker – 7 – Top, assured, mature performance from Per. Laurent Koscielny – 6.5 – Maybe at fault for goal but otherwise solid. Keiran Gibbs – 6.5 – Not as effective as usual but did OK. ...

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Player Ratings: Swansea 1-2 Arsenal

Arsenal won again on Saturday night to go clear at the top of the Premier League table. Goals from Serge Gnabry and Aaron Ramsey secured the win. Wojciech Szczęsny – 7 – Confident performance in the air. Bacary Sagna – 8 – Solid and focussed, really professional performance. Per Mertesacker – 6.5 – Usual solid self but caught out for ...

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