Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Tim Stillman - Page 1

Bedroom blogger and professional Arsenal fan. Victory through sanctimony.
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Squad

A mid-season break of this magnitude is almost unprecedented in top-flight English football. The covid enforced break from March until June 2020 might have given...

Discovering Narnia: A love letter to USA 94

As I write this on Thursday morning, some four days into the 2022 World Cup, I have still only watched a single game so far-...

Arsenal need another wide boy to give it large

With a six-week break until Arsenal play competitive football again, Mikel Arteta and Edu have plenty of time to plot Arsenal’s transfer strategy for January....

The Famous Back Five

During this season, I have written about the roles of a number of Arsenal’s players as Mikel Arteta’s tactical vision for the team has evolved....

Kieran Tierney left-back?

When Takehiro Tomiyasu was selected to play at left-back against Liverpool last month, some eyebrows were raised but conclusions were quickly arrived at. Tomiyasu is...

Jesus saves- but he doesn’t always score

Gabriel Jesus has consistently underperformed his XG throughout his career. For all his qualities, finishing is not his most prominent, even if he is not...

Characters

Every good team, like every good dish, has a nice mix of ingredients and flavours. Alone, some of those ingredients might be underwhelming, or overpowering,...

Anticipation

Mikel Arteta is in his third full season as the Arsenal manager and, in many ways, it feels more like the second. When I look...

Gabi-go

Shortly before the season started, I wrote a piece forecasting that the presence of Gabriel Jesus at centre-forward would see Gabriel Martinelli’s game progress to...

Spring forward, full-back

A big factor in Arsenal’s spring implosion last season was the loss of first-choice full-backs Kieran Tierney and Takehiro Tomiyasu. Losing Kieran Tierney to injury...

The redemption of Granit Xhaka

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how Granit Xhaka’s role has evolved over the last 18 months or so. The different deployment of Xhaka...

Sak-Attack

Of Arsenal’s regular front four (Saka, Odegaard, Jesus and Martinelli) so far this season, it is probably fair to say that Bukayo Saka has caught...

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