Arsenal’s performance on Friday was not only good—but it shows a blueprint to be successful.
Arsenal’s #10 could be the difference for Mikel Arteta’s team.
If the Arsenal manager loses his job this season, it will be because of games like this: where Arsenal have all of the ball and none of the ideas.
The Swiss midfielder is the best of Arsenal’s current options.
It’s the Hale End boys, but also tactical differences.
There were 3 main areas that allowed Arteta and Arsenal to out play Chelsea and win the tactical battle.
Arteta has tightened the Arsenal defence since Project Restart, though at the expense of attacking football
Arsenal have improved their goal record under Arteta by 40%—now the challenge is to do so consistently.
The new head coach has had very little time, but has managed to make some crucial changes
The Uruguyan’s deployment has been strange, and represents how Emery’s view of Arsenal is muddled
Arsenal won 3-2, but further displayed poor habits that have developed under Unai Emery
Individual quality was enough for Arsenal to scrape over the line against Burnley.
How Unai Emery uses his attacking players could define Arsenal’s season
Emery has gained a reputation for being tactically flexible, but too much flexibility has the risk of becoming chaotic
Assessing Arsenal’s progress, or lack of, under Unai Emery
While Mustafi is at fault for much of Arsenal’s defeat against Crystal Palace, Unai Emery’s conservatism must not be overlooked.
A fast start, some luck and resolve allowed Arsenal to become the first side to defeat Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the Premier League
A promising first half set-up was let down by the complete ease with which City dispatched Arsenal in the second half.