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Arsenal 1-0 Manchester City: City lose the midfield battle – and probably the title

April 9, 2012
Arsenal 1-0 Manchester City: City lose the midfield battle – and probably the title

Mikel Arteta’s long-range strike settled a match Arsenal could have won by more.
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QPR v Arsenal: diagrams and chalkboards

April 2, 2012
QPR v Arsenal: diagrams and chalkboards

At the Guardian I’ve written on how Queens Park Rangers played against Arsenal in their 2-1 win at Loftus Road on Saturday.
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Where do Premier League sides attack from?

March 16, 2012
Where do Premier League sides attack from?

In an individual match, it’s easy to see that a side have a bias towards one particular flank. In Monday’s 2-1 win over Newcastle, Arsenal constantly attacked down the right, with Theo Walcott staying wide on that flank, and Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain moving inside from the left.
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Arsenal 3-0 Milan: Arsenal press excellently but lack options from the bench to maintain it

March 6, 2012
Arsenal 3-0 Milan: Arsenal press excellently but lack options from the bench to maintain it

Arsenal got very close to the most remarkable two-legged turnaround in Champions League history.
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Arsenal 5-2 Tottenham: Arsenal complete an amazing comeback

February 26, 2012
Arsenal 5-2 Tottenham: Arsenal complete an amazing comeback

Tottenham went 2-0 up but then lost their shape completely and conceded five.
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