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Category Archive for 'Match Report'

Darkest Before the Dawn?

The architecture of footballing success is a less definitive and structured endeavor than what the aftermath of success deludes us to believe. There is no one grand plan where everything comes together by their logical inevitability, but a series of steps executed with different degrees of convictions, often arriving at the right combination of things […]

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An Arsenal squad that has, this season, both raised our hopes and dashed them horribly, made their way to the frozen north aiming to cement qualification for the Europa League knock-out rounds. In the PL we have averaged just over 9 shots per game yielding a mere 9 goals in 9 games whereas in this […]

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Alarming Plateau Of Mediocrity

After a fortnight of international football where most Arsenal players needed to travel around the world while a pandemic is raging, the team regrouped only a few days back to prepare for what was expected to be a particularly difficult away trip against the newly promoted Leeds, managed by the managers’ manager, Marcelo Bielsa. The […]

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Last week we spent Sunday evening with a spring in our step after a gutsy, organised win at Old Trafford. Today would tell if we could maintain this momentum. In the weird world we inhabit now with no fans, eccentric VAR decisions and a much less physical game which if today’s Sunday Times is to […]

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Mikel Arteta made 9 changes from the team that triumphed at Old Trafford on Sunday. Only Bernd Leno and Willian survived as the Boss rotated his squad for a home Europa League game. The full team was: Leno, Maitland-Niles, Mustafi, Luiz, Kolasinic, Willian, Xhaka, Ceballos, Pepe, Willock, Nketiah Subs: Runarsson, Macey, Bellerin, Tierney, Gabriel, Saka, […]

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