Tactical long read: What went wrong for Arsenal at Bournemouth?

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For the fourth straight year, Arsenal’s festive fixtures featured a frustrating display on the South coast.

Arsenal tactics: Xhaka, Ramsey and the return of Wengerball

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The enduring memory of Tuesday night’s triumphant trip to Basel will be the scintillatingly slick move for Lucas Perez’s second goal but it should also be of the Xhaka-Ramsey partnership

Tactics – How Xhaka helped Arsenal back to winning ways

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Arsenal managed to both play fairly well and also make life unnecessarily difficult for themselves against a very competent Bournemouth side. Here's how Granit Xhaka played his part.

Tactics: How Wenger is working up to a Ramsey-Xhaka midfield

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Aaron Ramsey and Granit Xhaka could be a formidable midfield pairing for Arsenal, here's why

Tactics: Why Arsenal swapped caviar for sausages against Burnley

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After two exhilarating champagne and caviar displays against Chelsea and Basel, Arsenal were very much back to sausages at Burnley, but managed to escape Turf Moor with all three points after a somewhat fortuitous last-minute winner.

Tactics: Why it's taken so long to integrate Granit Xhaka at...

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In the first of his regular post-match tactics pieces, Amrit Rae explains why it's taken so long to integrate Granit Xhaka at Arsenal

Long read: Wenger’s tactical plan starts to form

Arsenal's Saturday stroll in Hull showed some hints of method to what has appeared tactical madness.

Do Arsenal need a Plan A, never mind a Plan B?

I've just spent the last couple of hours having the 'pleasure' of watching Roy Hodgson metamorphose from 'incompetent buffoon' into 'tactical god', all because...

The tactics behind Arsenal's record FA Cup win over Chelsea

Pedro Losa's side maintained the Arsenal Ladies' tradition of bringing one trophy home per season with the club's 14th FA Women's Cup triumph on Saturday against Chelsea at Wembley.

How Arsenal are getting Alexis to inspire the team again

A second strong performance in a week suggested Alexis Sánchez is close to finding his best form again. A stop-start season has undoubtedly held the...

Analysis: How Arsenal can use Elneny to revitalise season

A north London derby at White Hart Lane is quite the occasion for a full Premier League debut. It's even more daunting when you're in red. Signed...

Tactical analysis: Why Arsenal struggle to break teams down

Arsenal's issues in possession against a defensive team were evident once again in the 0-0 draw against Hull City on Saturday I had intended to...

Analysed: The defensive weakness Arsenal must exploit to beat Manchester City

Manchester City's ability to dominate sides with their attacking ability is well known, but they rely heavily on individuals who Arsenal must look out...

Ramsey reuniting with Özil can inspire Arsenal to the title

Boxing Day 2013, Arsenal won at Upton Park but Aaron Ramsey picked up a thigh strain which ruled him out until April. Mesut Özil had signed...

Ramsey's return gives some hope on an otherwise bleak day for...

Arsenal struggled to a 1-1 draw at Carrow Road on Sunday evening but there is one positive thing to take from the game: Aaron...

Arsenal's midfield will not help them win games under pressure

Another game against Mauricio Pochettino, another struggle. "The battlefield is a scene of constant chaos. The winner will be the one who controls that chaos,...

Tactics: How Wenger is using Bellerín to get the best out...

After six Premier League games this season, Arsenal had experienced some trouble in front of goal. Finishing is indeed cyclical, as Arsène Wenger reminded us,...

How Arsenal beat Manchester United

Arsenal demolished Louis van Gaal's Manchester United side with a first-half masterclass on Sunday afternoon. The Gunners were 3-0 up within 20 minutes, exploiting Manchester...

How Arsenal's lost generation fell apart

This week sees the start of the new Champions League season, with Arsenal travelling to Zagreb for the first group game. It isn't the first...

The key to fixing Arsenal's offensive issues

With an abundance of central players, Arsène Wenger has been turning a blind eye to width so far this season. The Arsenal manager has too many...

Tactics: How Wenger finally beat Mourinho

by Lewis Ambrose Arsenal beat Chelsea 1-0 at Wembley on Sunday to win the Community Shield ahead of the new Premier League season. It quite clearly...

Arsène Wenger finds new midfield

by Lewis Ambrose Has Arsène Wenger found his new midfield? The convincing manner in which Arsenal beat Everton on Saturday afternoon could be swept under the...

Tactics: How Wenger masterminded cup final victory

Arsenal lifted the FA Cup for a record 12th time on Saturday with a dominant 4-0 win over Aston Villa. The game was always likely...

Tactical analysis: Improving Arsenal ready for title challenge

The game against Chelsea on Sunday was, as I’m sure you all know by now, a goalless draw. As everyone always labels them, it was inevitably...

Wenger proves doubters wrong with tactical masterclass against Liverpool

There were a number of surprising elements to the stunning result at the weekend. Just how did Arsenal manage such a demanding performance over Liverpool?

Tactics: Giroud and Monreal shining as competition inspires fight

The sky’s the limit as Arsenal players are inspiring each other to become better players.

How Arsenal swept the Manchester City slayers aside with another tactical...

Lewis Ambrose looks at the tactics behind Arsenal's comfortable win over Middlesbrough in the FA Cup fifth round on Sunday at the Emirates.

This is how Wenger solves his wide-man dilemma

A slight shock emerged at 11:45 on Saturday as Arsène Wenger named his starting XI and plumped for Danny Welbeck ahead of Theo Walcott. Walcott...