Tactical Analysis: Everton (1) vs Arsenal (1)

In a match where Everton had the better of play, a draw was a good, if not lucky, result for Arsenal. Everton played very tenaciously and used smart tactics to thwart Arsenal in their attempts to create goalscoring chances. Line-Up’s Everton lined up in a 4-4-1-1 formation with Fellaini occupying his normal position between the […]

Santi Cazorla vs Juan Mata: Statistical Comparison

As is well known, Santi Cazorla and Juan Mata are among the best players in the English Premier League competition. They are both Spanish internationals and play for two of the biggest clubs in England, Arsenal and Chelsea respectively. As they are both so heavily involved in their team’s, this statistical comparison of their EPL […]

Aston Villa (0) vs Arsenal (0) Tactical Analysis

In a match which ended in a stalemate, Aston Villa put in a very good performance to get the point which moved them out of the relegation zone. The Arsenal display generated severe disapproval and disappointment from the fans at the ground, after a sub-par performance from the team. Line-Up Arsenal lined up in their […]

Arsenal vs Montpellier Tactical Analysis

In a match where Arsenal weren’t really troubled, but weren’t at their best, they deservedly got the 3 points with a 2-0 win. The result guarantees their qualification through to the next stage of the Champions League competition. Line-Up Arsenal lined up in a 4-2-3-1, their usual formation, with the only change being Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain […]

Tactical Analysis: Manchester City (5) vs Aston Villa (0)

In a match which Manchester City dominated from start to finish, they rightly were with victors with a 5-0 scoreline, which could have been even more. City enjoyed 67% possession throughout the game and had many attacking opportunities, with 26 shots in total. Formation As per usual with the City team, there was a lot […]

Strengths and Weaknesses of Arsenal playing a 3-5-2- Could we play it?

As this formation has been talked about on social media this week, about how a 3-5-2 would suit the team, I will do a piece about how this formation will suit the team, in my opinion. This formation can adapt to a 5-3-2, so allows for a strong midfield and attacking options, but also allows […]