How Wenger’s Alterations Took Arsenal to Victory against Pep’s Bayern

In recent years, Arsenal have often been criticised for their so-called softness, but after a big win against Bayern Munich, which Arsene Wenger later described as a “necessity” for their Champions League campaign, no one could have questioned their determination. The Gunners battled away against the Bavarian side, and in contrast to their league form, […]

Why Bastian Schweinsteiger was United’s Primary Instigator against Wolfsburg

Somewhere along the line, during Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Wolfsburg, Louis van Gaal decided to act. His midfield metronome, Bastian Schweinsteiger, had started to look short on energy, and so, in the 72nd minute, van Gaal opted to remove him. When quizzed on the substitution in the post-match, the Dutchman was fairly direct. “Schweinsteiger, […]

Powerful Memphis Plays His Natural Game to Dismantle Club Brugge

When it comes right down to it, Memphis Depay is a man of ambition. On his chest is a sizeable tattoo, one which features two wings and the words “Dream Chaser” emblazoned between them. Memphis, it seems, has been chasing dreams for years, and on Tuesday night, at Old Trafford, he chased down a few […]

Simon Kjaer Oozes Class and Polish in Fenerbahce’s Stalemate vs Shakhtar

Just moments before kick off, in Fenerbahce’s crucial Champions League qualifier against Shakhtar, the Yellow Canaries’ imposing new central defender, Simon Kjaer, was having some forceful, yet encouraging words with his right back, Hasan Ali Kaldirim. His plan obviously being to reinforce the importance of the tie and to instill some added drive and determination […]