Saturday, December 3, 2022

Lewis Ambrose - Page 1

Lifelong Arsenal fan in exile who spends too much time on Twitter and rewatching games.
59 Posts

Tactics Column: Zinchenko plays through the press

High risk, high reward, high turnovers. Arsenal's build-up play is often about the first two and avoiding the third. And it is all made so...

Tactics Column: Xhaka and The Blind Side

Rewind two years, or even one, and the idea of an opposition team having to come up with a way to deal with Granit Xhaka...

Tactics Column: The unpredictable Arsenal accordion

The chief tactical challenge for coaches in the modern game is setting up a team that is well-drilled and organised, yet flexible and unpredictable. With...

Tactics Column: Two strikers the new Plan B for Arteta

Pre-season has begun and Arsenal's new number nine, Gabriel Jesus, stole the headlines with his cameo against Nürnberg. The Brazilian came off the bench and...

Tactics Column: How a young Arsenal evolved in 2021/22

Looking back over an entire season is always difficult. A top four challenge from Arsenal was considered unlikely back in August but missing out on...

Tactics Column: How to lead the line with Eddie Nketiah

Eddie Nketiah had more touches (46) than Alexandre Lacazette has recorded in any Premier League appearance so far this season. And he used them. Nketiah...

Tactics Column: Arteta’s balancing act makes Arsenal chaotic

A 1-0 defeat to Southampton just over a week ago left Arsenal's top four hopes looking slim. Very slim. A third loss in a row,...

Tactics Column: Arsenal’s evolving right flank

Last week I took a look at the changes to Arsenal's left-hand side. They didn't cover themselves in glory at Watford on Sunday, particularly defensively,...

Tactics Column: Variations on a theme on the Arsenal left

One of the major criticisms throughout Mikel Arteta's first two years in charge of Arsenal was that everything was far too predictable. Arsenal almost always...

Tactics Column: Arsenal play in Man City’s half

"In the first half especially we had many moments where we pressed them high, sometimes they broke our press, they’re a great team so they...

Tactics Column: Arsenal finally get creative with structure

"We had to maintain and not be impatient to lose any structure in our play because we were controlling them quite well, but we needed...

Tactics Column: Maitland-Niles shuts Watford down

"When you play 60 metres away from your goal then the controlling the counter-attack is important," Pep Guardiola told Sky Sports last season as Manchester...

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