Saturday, December 3, 2022

Anam Hassan - Page 3

New Seriousness. Writer for The Arsenal Column. Will stare at your balding head.
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Tactics Column: Giroud bags hattrick but Alexis the main man

There were tears and cheers as the curtains came down on Arsenal’s season, though the overwhelming feeling around Emirates was surely relief. Relief that Arsenal...

Tactics Column: Possession problems v Norwich

“We are so unpredictable in what we are doing; even for me at the back sometimes it looks a bit weird! Sometimes we lose balance...

Tactics Column: Gabriel still to convince at centre-back but deserves time

Petr Cech put the ball down to take a quick goal-kick but mid-action, stopped. On the edge of the box, Gabriel hesitated for a split-second,...

Tactics Column: Iwobi, Elneny, show promise

Total Football has inspired many coaches and managers, to varying success, though the biggest transformative effect on a side’s fortune is arguably not the tactics,...

Tactics Column: Shortcomings exposed in Watford defeat

The self-sabotage has become all-too familiar, yet the most maddening aspect of it is that you never know exactly when it’ll come – just that...

Tactics Column: Man United expose top-heavy Arsenal

Arsene Wenger couldn’t quite underpin what went wrong. After the game, he tried to rationalise the surprise 3-2 defeat by saying Manchester United still had...

Tactics Column: Arsenal miss chances and fail to build effectively

If the signing of Petr Cech was supposedly be worth an extra 10-15 points come the end of the season, then it might be worth...

Tactics Column: Joel Campbell provides the right balance

Joel Campbell fumbled about a bit with his shorts but finally he was able to whip it out. It was a diminutive thing - a...

Tactics Column: The year of Ozil

Without doubt, the standout player of 2015 was Mesut Ozil. It’s hard to underpin any such moment where he came to age so to speak,...

Tactics column: Koscielny, Ramsey reap the rewards of risk

Arsenal fans have long come to understand that Laurent Koscielny is one of the finest centre-halves in the Premier League. Yet,one of the misunderstandings of...

Tactics Column: Arsenal stutter to WBA defeat

Though Santi Cazorla ballooned a penalty late on to confirm a 2-1 defeat to West Bromwich Albion, Arsenal fans worst fears were realised much earlier...

Tactics Column: Second-half improvement enough to sink Swans

It’s said that champions must be able to “win ugly”. That is not, as it is commonly misconceived, to win while playing badly, but rather,...

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