Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Anam Hassan - Page 1

New Seriousness. Writer for The Arsenal Column. Will stare at your balding head.
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Tactics Column: Arsenal show more flexibility in battle of 3-4-3

Passion, desire, determination: it was these factors – normally considered imperceptible in deciding the outcome of a match, (but are quietly crucial) which were evident...

Tactics Column: Coquelin’s impact against Stoke underlines Arsenal’s improvement

In Arsenal's 4-1 win over Stoke City, Francis Coquelin delivered what might be regarded as his "coming of age" performance – which is fitting considering...

Tactics Column: Wenger’s one-dimensional approach exposed in derby

Mauricio Pochettino talks about energía universal, a sort of invisible force that he believes influences everything and channelled correctly, can have a positive impact on...

Tactics Column: 3-4-3 a temporary fix for The Gunners

The Gunners dominated during the 2-1 win over Boro but were unable to find any real fluency, though that was expected given that the 3-4-3...

Tactics Column: Arsenal and Man City eschew control in stretched encounter

There were two moments that summed up Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Manchester City – an open, end-to-end affair – both of which were captured on...

Tactics Column: Arsenal show adaptability despite bad run

The relief on Alexis Sanchez’s face summed up what Arsenal’s initially tight, but ultimately comfortable 5-0 win over Lincoln City meant to the club. As...

Tactics Column: Oxlade-Chamberlain ready to take centre stage

If there has been one positive in this bleak period of football for Arsenal, then it has to be the re-emergence of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as...

Tactics Column: Hazard’s inside game destroys Arsenal

Desperately chasing back for the ball, Francis Coquelin felt the full force of Eden Hazard's "back". He groped for Hazard's shirt not twice but three...

Tactics Column: Subtle switch from Ozil changes the game

First of all the drama. Two injury time goals, both of them penalties, both shot down the middle, and two sendings-offs – one of them...

Tactics Column: Giroud takes centre stage but Alexis shadow looms large

Olivier Giroud has been the standout player for Arsenal since the start of the New Year, scoring decisive goals in each of the last four...

Tactics Column: Arsenal find the key to unlock West Brom’s deep-block

It’s widely accepted that there are two ways of playing against Arsenal: by closing them down high up the pitch or dropping deep. “By far,...

Tactics Column: Partnerships come together in victory against Stoke

It would be convenient if football matches could be explained by the mere arrangements of players, like pieces moving on a chessboard. Instead, tactics and...

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