Mohamed Elneny Adds Much Needed Solidity To Arsenal Midfield

Prior to kick-off, Arsenal’s colossal clash with Tottenham at White Hart Lane had been billed as the biggest north London derby in history. With this in mind, Arsene Wenger’s decision to hand Mohamed Elneny his first Premier League start under such circumstances showed how highly he rates his Egyptian midfielder. Knowing he needed some midfield […]

Diego Costa’s Resurgence Under Hiddink Showcases His Undeniable Quality

Diego Costa made it five goals in five games since the arrival of Guus Hiddink at Chelsea, as he continued his resurgence under the Dutch tactician by scoring a wonderful goal in Chelsea’s thrilling 3-3 draw with Everton. Without question, the installation of Hiddink, which came at the expense of Jose Mourinho, has done wonders […]

Why Olivier Giroud Deserves More Credit For His All-Round Contribution To Arsenal

While so much talk has centred around Olivier Giroud’s shocking first half miss during Arsenal’s spectacular 3-3 draw with Liverpool, the burly Frenchman’s overall contribution shouldn’t be overlooked as a result of this one mistake. Giroud was brilliant, definitely one of the best afield, on his way to bagging a well deserved brace. The man […]

Why Calum Chambers Deserves The Chance To Prove Himself In Midfield Role

In what was just his second ever start in defensive midfield for Arsenal, Calum Chambers put in a supremely accomplished showing against Eddie Howe’s crafty Bournemouth outfit. With Mathieu Flamini given a rest and the likes of Francis Coquelin, Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere and Mikel Arteta all missing through injury, Arsene Wenger entrusted Chambers to […]

Sadio Mane’s Elusive Movement, Pace and Trickery Key in Saints’ Crushing Win Vs Arsenal

“It was a fantastic performance against a good Arsenal team – that’s a big compliment to the players,” said an overjoyed Ronald Koeman following Southampton’s spectacular 4-0 rout of the Gunners. “We caused them lots of problems up front through Mane and Long. It was a perfect performance.” Koeman couldn’t have been more accurate in […]

Revitalised Oscar Primed To Put His Imagination And Creativity To Good Use Under Guus Hiddink

Oscar’s intriguing role, which was somewhere in between that of a number 10, a left sided central midfielder and an auxiliary left-winger, was undoubtedly crucial in him being able to break free from the shackles to have a profound impact in Chelsea’s 3-1 triumph over Sunderland. The Brazilian, who cut a refreshingly revitalised figure now […]

Ibrahim Afellay’s Rejuvenation Back On Track Within Mark Hughes’ Exciting Stoke

It’s remarkable to think that Ibrahim Afellay is now 29. He seemed like the perennial wonderkid who, despite his debilitating run of injuries, was a player we were all still waiting for to fulfill his undeniable potential. While his baby faced appearance remains in tact, time has certainly passed by at an alarmingly rapid rate. […]

Why Aleksandar Kolarov Is Such A Vital Component Within Manuel Pellegrini’s Man City

It’s amazing to think that just five and a half years ago Aleksandar Kolarov was playing in a talented Lazio side that featured the likes of Stephan Lichtsteiner, Eliseu, Mauro Zarate, Matuzalem, Goran Pandev, Fernando Muslera and Tommaso Rocchi. While all of these players have now departed the club, none of them have enjoyed a […]

Mesut Ozil’s Excellent Defensive Contribution vs Man Utd A Huge Plus For Arsenal

“The anticipation and the expectation is obviously big. “We just want to prove ourselves and get the three points. When you prove yourself against big teams, your self-belief increases because you believe in yourself more,” explained Arsenal’s gloriously talented German midfielder, Mesut Ozil, on the eve of their massive clash against Manchester United last weekend. […]

Why Theo Walcott’s Pace, Positioning and Movement Are So Crucial For Arsenal

Theo Walcott made it 12 goals in his last 13 EPL starts with his well taken goal against Leicester City. Despite going down 1-0 early on in the contest, Arsenal’s star studded attacking unit, including the much maligned Walcott, prevailed, proving far too much for the sluggish Foxes defence to handle. “We found the resources […]