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Arsenal 5-0 Porto – an open game favours the better side

March 9, 2010
Arsenal 5-0 Porto – an open game favours the better side

It’s difficult to summarise a match tactically when one side wins by five goals. On one hand, assessing every aspect of the game points to Arsenal getting it tactically spot on, on the other you’re left to conclude that a five-goal win comes from a superiority in pure footballing terms, not the nitty-gritty of...
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A bad day for Nicklas Bendtner

March 7, 2010

Arsenal’s Nicklas Bendtner has been in good form recently, scoring in his previous two Arsenal games, at home to Sunderland and away at Burnley. He also netted in Denmark’s loss to Austria in midweek, taking him onto 11 international goals at the age of just 22.
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Theo Walcott provides his eagerly-anticipated ‘end product’ against Burnley

March 6, 2010
Theo Walcott provides his eagerly-anticipated ‘end product’ against Burnley

Theo Walcott has started consecutive home games for Arsenal now, and has looked lively in both. His performance against Sunderland was promising but was typical of his stereotype – he showed great pace but rarely provided a good ball into the box.
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Stoke v Arsenal – a passing comparison

February 28, 2010
Stoke v Arsenal – a passing comparison

Stoke against Arsenal offers the most blatant difference in playing styles you will encounter in any major European league game. Stoke are the scrappy long-ball team who rely on set-pieces, Arsenal play a short, quick, neat passing game.
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Arsenal 2-0 Sunderland – an ambitious approach from Steve Bruce that almost came off

February 21, 2010
Arsenal 2-0 Sunderland – an ambitious approach from Steve Bruce that almost came off

An interesting match-up today at the Emirates. Arsenal continue to deploy Cesc Fabregas in a very advanced role behind the frontman, with the wingers slightly deeper than they played in the clear 4-3-3 shape at the start of the campaign. Sunderland came with an extremely adventurous 4-3-3 shape, with three genuine strikers, and with...
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