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Report Card: Mathieu Flamini

Age: 30 Nationality: French Position: Defensive Midfield / Right Back Squad Number: 20 Height: 5ft 10 Interesting Fact: Flamini scored Arsenal’s last ever goal in red and white at Highbury, rifling home a half-volley in the 7-0 victory over Everton in 2005. A hard-working, aggressive defensive midfielder that has endeared himself hugely to the Arsenal faithful since returning to the club ...

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Mesut Özil Scout Report

Name: Mesut Özil Age: 24 (15/10/1988) Height: 6”0 Nationality: German International Caps: 48 (as of 09/09/2013) Current Club: Arsenal Previous Clubs: Real Madrid, Werder Bremen, Schalke Preferred Foot: Left Position: Attacking Midfield, Right Wing Player Profile:                       Technical: Özil’s technical ability is regarded as one of, if not the cleanest ...

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Angel Di Maria – Scout Report

For Arsenal fans, it has been a long summer full of false hopes, destroyed dreams and never ending frustration, however now comes the final week of the window, it seems that Arsenal are now in pole position to make one of the biggest transfers of the summer. As of 27/08/2013 Name: Angel Fabian Di Maria Hernandez Age: 25 (14/02/1988) Height: ...

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The essence of tactical development — the space principle

Within the ergonomics and ever-changing systems of productivity in the tactical world of football, new formulas and principles are constantly fabricated by managers and players alike in pursuit of being one step ahead of the opposition. The compendium of tactics and strategies has evolved over time from the initial, ridiculously lop-sided 1-2-7 formation of the late 1800’s, to the miraculous ...

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