Sunday, January 29, 2023

Tim Stillman - Page 2

Bedroom blogger and professional Arsenal fan. Victory through sanctimony.
614 Posts

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...

It’s Going To Be A Big Europa League For…

Arsenal begin their Europa League campaign in Zurich on Thursday night. While I don’t think Arsenal will completely disregard their first-choice starters for the group...

Diff’rent Strokes

Oleksandr Zinchenko was a very welcome signing from Manchester City this summer for a number of reasons. His age and success profiles fit very much...

Start

Arsenal reached their first FA Cup Final in 1927, two years into the era defining tenure of Herbert Chapman. They were the favourites against unfancied...

Xhak-attack

One of the most interesting- and, it must be said, curious- tactical innovations we have seen under Mikel Arteta is the reinvention of Granit Xhaka....

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