All posts by Mathaeus Abuwa

Daniel Sturridge

5 Possible Destinations For Daniel Sturridge In The Summer.

Once proclaimed as the golden boy of Anfield, Daniel Sturridge’s career has taken a dramatic turn over the past few years. Injury after injury has hampered the Englishman’s development as well as marking him as a risk in the mind of Jürgen Klopp. Even when fit, it’s clear that the German has his reservations about […]

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Tactical Analysis- England vs Lithuania

Tactical Analysis: England vs Lithuania: Eric Dier vs. a low-block.

As the leaders of Group F, England looked to strengthen their chances of World Cup qualification by defeating an average Lithuania side. Being ranked 107th in the world meant that the visitors were faced with a tall order if they were to get anything from the match.After a lacklustre defeat on Wednesday night to Germany, […]

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Tactical Analysis: West Brom vs. Arsenal

Tactical Analysis: West Brom vs Arsenal: Back 6, zonal marking & Disorganised build-up.

After cooling dispatching of Lincoln City 5-0 last weekend, the Gunners looked to return to winning ways in the league with a trip to the Hawthorns. Having lost three out of their last four league games, both Wenger and the fans were expecting a strong response from the players. What stood in their way was […]

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Tactical Analysis- Arsenal vs. Bayern Munich- Giroud, Alexis & 4-3-3.

Tactical Analysis: Arsenal vs. Bayern Munich: Giroud, Alexis & 4-3-3.

Coming off one of the worst first leg performances in cup history, Arsenal looked to upset the most gigantic of odds to qualify for the last 8 in the Champions League. Amidst the emergence of ‘Wenger Out’ banners and protests, the Gunners went into the game fearing a tumultuous backlash from the Emirates faithful.No side […]

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Tactical Analysis: Liverpool vs. Arsenal: Sánchez, Xhaka and in-game management.

Tactical Analysis: Liverpool vs. Arsenal: Sánchez, Xhaka and in-game management.

After 12 days of much-needed rest, the Gunners locked horns with a Liverpool side in dire form. The Reds had conceded the most goals out of any of the teams in the current top 8. They’re a team that thrives in the big games but are completely susceptible to slip up against the smaller teams. […]

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Technical analysis arsenal vs hull city

Tactical Analysis Arsenal vs Hull City: Coquelin’s positioning, Arsenal’s free-form.

Back to back losses and being dumped unceremoniously out of the title race has left Arsenal fans questioning everything about the club recently. Never has the manager’s position been under so much scrutiny and his credentials so severely questioned. The players knew they had to respond to the critics or risk a volatile backlash from […]

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Tactical Analysis of Chelsea vs Arsenal

Tactical Analysis of Chelsea vs Arsenal: Outnumbered, Outpowered & Overloaded.

Stamford Bridge not only represented a place where the Gunners hadn’t won in six years, but it also represented the last chance saloon for Wenger’s title aspirations. Arsenal went into the game nine points behind the leaders with not much hope for the rest of the season. Chelsea, on the other hand, were flying high […]

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Tactical Analysis: Arsenal vs. Watford

Tactical Analysis: Arsenal vs. Watford: Unbalanced Pivots; Wrong Decisions.

In a night where the title race was set to take another momentous turn, Arsenal responded in the most diabolical fashion ever. The Gunners hosted Watford at home while league leaders Chelsea made a daunting trip to Anfield. Four days before their top of the table clash on Saturday, Arsenal had the opportunity to heap […]

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Southampton v Arsenal - The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round

Tactical Analysis: Southampton vs. Arsenal: Pérez, Wide CMs & Narrow Forwards.

No manager in the history of football has won the FA Cup more times than Arsène Wenger. The cup loves Wenger and Wenger clearly loves the cup. With the Premier League title looking like a foregone conclusion, the competition offers Arsenal their most realistic chance at silverware this season. The Saints, however, were already basking […]

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Technical analysis Arsenal vs Burnley

Tactical Analysis: Arsenal vs. Burnley

With all those around them dropping points, this game truly was a must-win for the Gunners. The opportunity to go second in the league and become Chelsea’s main title rivals dangled in front of Wenger & his men. What stood in their way was a Burnley team that boasted the 3rd best home league form […]

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