arsenalvision.co.uk | Sun, 26 Aug 2018 09:52:22 +0000
A quick word on Hector Bellerin, he has been getting pelters from the fans for a little while now, without doubt some of his defensive work needs improving as is the case for our entire defensive system across the entire pitch. But Hector is being used in a different way than he or the team is used to and we are seeing a benefit of this offensively
In today's Arsenal Vision Post Match Podcast Elliot (@YankeeGunner), Paul (@PoznanInMyPants) and Clive (@ClivePAFC) talk about Arsenal's pre season victory against PSG in Singapore. Matteo Guendouzi's breakout performance. Bellerin comments on training. Aubameyang playing central or wide. Also the Ramsey to Chelsea rumours. All this and plenty more in this week's Arsenal Vision Post Match Podcast.
arsenalvision.co.uk | Tue, 27 Feb 2018 11:09:31 +0000
Arsene Wenger, who prefers playing with a back four fronted by two dynamic central midfielders screening them, knew that he needed a player like Vieira to not only screen that back four, but also link that back four to the attack. If you’re building your play from the back, you need to build your squad from the back too, and once built (as it fortuitously was already in 1996) you need a way to link play going forward. Vieira provided that link for almost the next decade
arsenalvision.co.uk | Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:01:58 +0000
In today's Arsenal Vision Post Match Podcast Elliot (@YankeeGunner), Paul (@PoznanInMyPants) Tim (@Stillberto) and Clive (@ClivePAFC) talk about the dire 1-0 defeat at that hands of Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on Saturday afternoon. Discussion involves Arsene’s approach to the game, the execution of our counter attacks, lack of intensity, Lacazette’s lack of confidence, the idea of playing Lacazette and Aubameyang as a front two, where does our season go from here? This and plenty more in this week's Arsenal Vision Post Match Podcast.
arsenalvision.co.uk | Fri, 05 Jan 2018 09:07:27 +0000
We are not alone in this, if I spoke to more fans, it could be that 4-5 teams feel similarly, but are quiet about this because of their league position/expectation, but this goes back to what Arsene said about opinion. I feel he has a huge point when it comes to concentrated opinion that all goes one way and not the other. Taking last night’s game, if it was a penalty on Hazard, then it is a penalty on Maitland-Niles, furthermore, 10 more penalties a game during corners and more fouls on the pitch
arsenalvision.co.uk | Sun, 31 Dec 2017 14:26:02 +0000
If we manage to leave the Hawthorns with all three points, we will be only four points behind Manchester United which is interesting at this stage. The title is well and truly out of sight for all teams not just Arsenal but aiming for a strong second half to the season has to be our aim. If we can correct our shortcomings then we should be aiming for second, I’m sure the rest of the chasing pack will have the same target.
arsenalvision.co.uk | Sat, 04 Jun 2016 19:41:13 +0000
Jamie Vardy also brings another positive aspect to the footballing side. Losing Danny Welbeck for such a long time means we will miss his pressing and energy in the final third when it comes to closing the opposition down. Luckily Jamie Vardy brings those very same attributes to the table, and I wouldn't be surprised to see us focus a lot on winning the ball and moving across the pitch as quickly as possible to create chances next season. Having Xhaka, Cazorla and Mesut Ozil in the same team gives us some real cutting edge when it comes to carving out chances
arsenalvision.co.uk | Sun, 08 Nov 2015 05:24:11 +0000
Fast forward a season and we are on equal points with the league leaders but a familiar obstacle has resurfaced. I had been really encouraged by the fitness of our squad during the second half of last season, perhaps Shad and the gang were making good progress and a corner had been turned. This was the season where our injury nightmares would be put behind us, yet at the time of writing this, we are without at least seven
arsenalvision.co.uk | Fri, 06 Nov 2015 06:10:48 +0000
In today's Arsenal Vision Post Match Podcast: James (@GoonerFanatic49) & Paul (@PoznanInMyPants) discuss our 3-0 away victory against the Swans on Saturday afternoon. Elliot manages to avoid the Campbell vs Alexis question and Bellerin is cast as the new Robin.
It's amazing what a volley at the lane can do for you. Mathieu Flamini has jumped up the pecking order and keeps his place in the team ahead of Mikel Arteta as Francis Coquelin is still short following a knee injury. Gabriel's one game suspension has given Per Mertesacker the chance to win his shirt back after sickness so he will partner Laurent Koscielny at the heart of the defence. The rest of the team that were cheated at Stamford Bridge come back into the side which means Theo Walcott reclaims his position leading the line.
Arsène Wenger said that Francis Coquelin will not be available for today so it will be interesting to see what Arsène does in that area. Mikel Arteta would have been next in line before Wednesday but Mathieu Flamini's match winning performance may have changed the managers mind. The decision may not just be about the mindset of the players but Leicester have quick players who may well be used on the break against us, for all of Arteta's quality, his ability to get across the pitch wasn't his strength a few years back, let alone now so Mathieu Flamini may be the better option in that regard at least
Before that Calum Chambers was unlucky to put the ball into his own net from a Chadli cross. I thought Chambers had his best game for a while. I was a little concerned about his suitability with Mertesacker but both performed fairly well and we did not give away too many chances. Mathieu Debuchy at right back wasn't quite so good and looks short of his real level but staying
Alexis Sanchez always has an eye for a goal, and a knack of arriving in the right place at the right time. Santi Cazorla usually plays well against us, and Theo Walcott's pace will be tough to defend against. Having said that, both teams will probably put out reserves and none of the above will feature. If we are mentally in the right place I don’t fear any of your players. Giroud occasionally scores against us, Ozil has the potential to do something other than disappearing, but honestly the days of fearing Henry, Pires, Ljunberg and co have long gone. You aren’t a scary team anymore which can be seen in how defensively you tried to set up against us last year, and how you played vs Chelsea when you had 11 men on Saturday
Regardless our form in recent matches and regardless of our opponents we are playing in a tournament that has always and will always be the last in a list of priorities. We played on Saturday 12th September against Stoke City then four days later we faced Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia. Arsène had made a few changes in that game because we only had three days before we had to play Chelsea which was also away from home. Not only all of that but we had to pla
That is what I should have been writing, that is what I would have been writing had the laws of the game been applied correctly. If Arsenal would have gone into half time 11vs11, that would have still left a sour taste in the mouth but for Arsenal to go into the half a man down is astonishing. Gabriel played some part in the dismissal, it wouldn't be right to ignore that. Had he kept his cool as Koscielny had then we would not have had a player sent off, even if the flick of the foot was far less aggressive than Costa's left and right combination minutes earlier. But I agree that we need to remain in control, especially when big calls like this go against us so frequently. On that subject, I have read a lot of confused opinions. Some of the same folk are saying that we need a player like Costa,
I think if Dean saw both of Costa's assaults on Koscielny, then there is no excuse for NOT giving Costa a red card. It was great to see Gabriel stand up to Costa at first, but after both were booked there was no need to remain so close to him. After the yellow, Gabriel's attitude was a childish and got himself sent off in the dumbest of ways. He completely felt for Costa's game, he was too innocent. Although I'm not exactly sure what it was Mike Dean saw for Gabriel's red, it couldn't have been worse than either of Costa's attacks on Koscielny
As expected Arsene has selected the same team that defeated Stoke City last weekend. Hector Bellerin and Aaron Ramsey missed the midweek defeat in the CL but have been restored to the line up in place of Mathieu Debuchy and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. It looks to be a ding dong battle in midfield so it is great to see both Aaron and Francis Coquelin back in the side. It should be an interesting match, let us hope we can take the points this time.
The victory in the Community shield was very enjoyable, the goal from Ox was top quality and the way we shut them out was classy and professional but in the middle of all the post much high fiving I found myself wishing it was at Stamford Bridge because this is where it matters. Unfortunately Jose Mourinho will probably be drumming that into his players heads. They are fully aware that victory against us will more than likely kick start their season and surely if you are a good human being, you cannot want that. We have all been enjoying and smirking at the Special ones, special results of late. That continuing is just a good thing for the rest of the world but as we know, good things don't always happen and we would be beyond foolish to expect them to approach this game any
Yes. It's hard not to sound bitter. No matter how many times I watch it back I can't see how it's not a foul for us on his first yellow. Should he not challenge for the ball? Eyes on the ball and the player backs in to cause, what looked a nasty fall. My first reaction was worry that he'd got injured. The second is soft at most. He's trying to play the ball. VERY harsh
It is usually around the Christmas mark when Arsène flips open his book of rotation so to see both full backs come in as well as Ospina behind then and Mikel Arteta in the defensive midfield position was somewhat of a surprise to me. Now before I go on any further with this I want to say that I fully understand the managers reasoning behind the changes. Playing away from home on a Wednesday in Croatia only to face Chelsea away from home on Saturday lunchtime is about as
Arsène Wenger has shuffled his pack a little bit as the Gunners prepare to face a Dinamo Zagreb in hot form, with the Chelsea game looming around the corner, Arsène has been forced into making a few changes to the team that dismantled Stoke City on the weekend. Arsène Wenger had already shown his intentions before the game by leaving Hector Bellerin and Aaron Ramsey at home.
Champions League football returns for another year, it is quite amazing how we take it for granted these days such is the consistency of our participation in this competition. But participation is not what Arsène Wenger wants I imagine, he wants to win the one competition that has escaped his grasp so far. But this is no Mickey mouse competition and there is a reason why only a handful of clubs have a strangle hold over the trophies for the most part. But regardless of the odds, Arsène Wenger will want his squad to give it there best shot and that starts in Croatia against Dinamo Zagreb who are undefeated in 41 games, that is a hell of a lot of games. Maybe we can end that by kicking the Zagreb players all over the pitch, pulling their forward down when he is running through on goal
You recoil with horror yet his is all very sensible, particularly in a Moneyball sense. You know, cleansing your mind of the biases that deny the hard data, emancipating yourself from the kind of reflex devotion to your team that bookmakers prey on. Think of the Tottenham fan betting that this will be the season they break the top four, or a Liverpool supporter convinced that 2015-16 is their year. They're danged fools, right? I don't want to be a danged fool, and with nothing to say in the face of this common sense I accepted the possibility that I too might learn to enjoy a goal by someone I don't like. And I have to admit it feels great.
arsenalvision.co.uk | Sat, 30 May 2015 23:16:00 +0000
I think if we all looked at the game objectively perhaps. This was a team we trounced 3-0 and 5-0 before the exit of Paul Lambert and while Tim Sherwood has gotten them to this point and with huge improvement in the form of Christian Benteke, they have still been capable of getting shelled due to their desire to be an attacking side. With that in mind we should have been a lot more confident, but you can't blame Arsenal fans for being a nervous wreck. Last year's final was several heart attacks in 120
arsenalvision.co.uk | Sat, 30 May 2015 09:35:58 +0000
Above all else, he’s just taken the reigns off the squad. Villa were dull, negative, and just looking to hold possession (though doing nothing with it) under Paul Lambert, and he’s completely flipped that around, which was exactly what the club needed; there’s not a lack of attacking talent here. He also brought Jack Grealish properly into the first team, which has been huge.