Newcastle United v Arsenal - Premier League - St James Park Newcastle United s Jacob Murphy left and Arsenal s Gabriel Martinelli battle for the ball during the Premier League match at St James Park, Newcastle upon Tyne. Issue date: Sunday May 2, 2021.Copyright: Stu Forster

Is Gabriel Martinelli now undroppable?

Gabriel Martinelli was integral to Arsenal's build-up play against Newcastle, so he has to start against Villarreal on Thursday, right?
April 29, 2021, Villarreal, Spain: Artur Soares Dias referee and Etienne Capoue, Pau Francisco Torres, Dani Parejo of Villarreal CF and Daniel Ceballos Fernandez, Granit Xhaka of Arsenal FC react during the UEFA Europa League Semi Final First Leg football match between Villarreal and Arsenal at Estadio de la Ceramica. Villarreal Spain Copyright: Xisco Navarro

How Mikel Arteta failed to succeed as Unai Emery shows why he was sacked

Focusing on Mikel Arteta's decision to pick no striker in his starting XI, and how it failed to succeed, Stephen Bradley reviews what went wrong for Arsenal vs Villarreal

Why Arsenal’s Plan A and Plan B failed vs Everton: Can they find a...

Join Stephen Bradley as he manages to muster enough enthusiasm to review Arsenal's immensely drab 0-1 loss to Everton in the Premier League.

How Arsenal’s tactics destroyed Slavia Prague

It was a great evening for Arsenal Football Club, as they beat Slavia Prague 4-0 in the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final, but it wasn't just the football that made it memorable.
Sheffield United v Arsenal - Premier League - Bramall Lane Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette celebrates scoring their side s first goal of the game during the Premier League match at at Bramall Lane, Sheffield. Picture date: Sunday April 11, 2021. Copyright: Laurence Griffiths

Has Mikel Arteta finally found a Plan B?

In this edition of the Daily Cannon Tactics Board, Stephen Bradley climbs out of his sickbed to applaud Arsenal's 3-0 win over Sheffield United in the Premier League on Sunday evening.

Arsenal embarrassed by Liverpool again

Join Stephen Bradley as he tries, and fails, to draw positives from Arsenal's 3-0 loss to Liverpool in the Premier League

How super Odegaard saved Arsenal

Join Stephen Bradley as he tries to maintain his sanity analysing Arsenal's absurd 3-3 draw against West Ham in the Premier League on Sunday.

Tactics Board: Fortune favours the brave as Arsenal progress

Stephen Bradley gets out of his sick bed to analyse Arsenal's 0-1 loss to Olympiacos in the Europa League.
Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League - Emirates Stadium Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta centre celebrates with Thomas Partey left and Granit Xhaka after the Premier League match at Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday March 14, 2021. Copyright: xulian Finney

How Mikel Arteta taught Jose Mourinho a lesson

Join Stephen Bradley, as he analyses Arsenal's superb 2-1 Premier League victory over Tottenham and just how they managed it.

Is it time to trust Mikel Arteta’s ‘process’ now?

Arsenal's encouraging performances continued with an excellent 3-1 victory over Leicester City, so is it time to trust Mikel Arteta's process

How Arsenal saved their season in 20 minutes

It was nervy at times, but Arsenal managed to find a way to win their Europa League Round-of-32 tie against Benfica on Thursday evening but at what cost?
Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta (L) gestures on the touchline as Manchester City's English midfielder Raheem Sterling (R) looks on during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 21, 2021. (Photo by John Walton / POOL / AFP)

Why Arsenal couldn’t fight Manchester City’s fire with their own

Stephen Bradley analyses how Manchester City managed to exert their will Arsenal, how they struggled to cope with runners, and why the Gunners were unable to fight fire with fire.
Arsenal's English striker Bukayo Saka (C) celebrates with Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg football match between SL Benfica and Arsenal at the Olimpico stadium in Rome on February 18, 2021. (Photo by Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP)

What could have been: Why Arsenal could only draw with Benfica

It was a case of 'What could have been' for Arsenal as they were held to a 1-1 draw against Benfica in the first...
Arsenal video Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (R) celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Leeds United at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 14, 2021. (Photo by Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by CATHERINE IVILL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

How Mikel Arteta’s subs almost messed up his excellent gameplan

Arsenal got a much needed Premier League victory over Leeds United, see how they did it using the press and how Mikel Arteta almost messed it up
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 06: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal talks to Referee, Chris Kavanagh after the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Arsenal at Villa Park on February 06, 2021 in Birmingham, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Nick Potts - Pool/Getty Images)

Should Arsenal be asking Arteta for answers after Aston Villa?

With another disappointing Premier League defeat on the books, is Mikel Arteta's position as Arsenal manager now under threat?
WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 02: Conor Coady of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Craig Pawson, the match referee interact following the coin toss as Hector Bellerin of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal at Molineux on February 02, 2021 in Wolverhampton, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

How the law conspired to rob Arsenal against Wolves

Partey's growing influence on the way the team plays, how Wolves' back four led to so many chances for Arsenal, and how the law is an ass.
Manchester United's Norwegian manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (L) and Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta (R) bump fists after the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 30, 2021. - The game finished 0-0. (Photo by Alastair Grant / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED

Tactics: Dissecting Arsenal vs Manchester United

In this episode of Daily Cannon's Tactics Board, Stephen Bradley reviews Arsenal's 0-0 draw against Manchester United in the Premier League this weekend.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND: Gabriel Magalhaes of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on November 01, 2020. (Photo by Phil Noble - Pool/Getty Images)

Can Arsenal make it 6 wins from 7 vs Manchester United?

Can Arsenal maintain their recent run of good form when Manchester United arrive at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday?
Arsenal's French-born Ivorian midfielder Nicolas Pepe (C) is mobbed by teammates after scoring the equalising goal during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England on January 26, 2021. (Photo by Andy Rain / POOL / AFP)

Why Bukayo Saka is becoming a bigger threat with every game

Arsenal returned to winning ways with an impressive 3-1 win over Southampton but what changed from the FA Cup game?

Why Arsenal lost to Southampton and desperately need a #10

On this week's Tactics Board, Stephen Bradley reviews Arsenal's lacklustre 1-0 defeat to Southampton in the fourth round of the F.A Cup.
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Tactics Board | Arsenal vs Newcastle 17/01/2021

Stephen Bradley is back for Daily Cannon with a much more enjoyable game to analyse, looking at how Arsenal beat Newcastle United 3-0 on Monday night.
Arsenal vs Newcastle United tactics board

How Emile Smith Rowe can save Mikel Arteta a LOT of money

Tactics: What did Mikel Arteta change at half-time to take Arsenal from dour to delectable? How important is Emile Smith Rowe to this side?
Daily Cannon Tactics Board Arsenal vs Crystal Palace

Tactics: Why Arsenal vs Crystal Palace was so awful

Stephen bravely returns to dissect one of the most dour matches of the season as Arsenal's winning run came to a boring end against Crystal Palace.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09: Emile Smith Rowe of Arsenal celebrates with teammate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after scoring their sides first goal during the FA Cup Third Round match between Arsenal and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on January 09, 2021 in London, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Tactics: How Smith Rowe’s introduction changed Arsenal against Newcastle

Arsenal made their way to the fourth round of the FA Cup but they needed extra time and Emile Smith Rowe to do it.

Arsenal tactics: How Mikel Arteta destroyed Big Sam

Starting with Arsenal's thumping of West Brom at the weekend, Stephen talks formation, Bukayo Saka's ability to play anywhere, substitutions, timing and much more.
Mikel Arteta via @Arsenal (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Do we have drones? Behind the scenes Mikel Arteta shows glimpses of his obsession

If you want an idea of the level of detail Mikel Arteta goes into when analysing and preparing for matches, then what follows will give you exactly that.
Paris Saint-Germain's Spanish headcoach Unai Emery gives a press conference at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on May 7, 2018 on the eve of the French Cup final football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Les Herbiers VF. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

Aubameyang left: How Arsenal will play under Unai Emery & predicted XI v Atletico...

Unai Emery has announced a commitment to playing “The Arsenal Way” since his introductory press conference. He has expressed his commitment to exciting and attacking play—but just what will that look like with him at the helm?
Switzerland's midfielder Granit Xhaka celebrates scoring during their Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Serbia and Switzerland at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 22, 2018. (Photo by Attila KISBENEDEK / AFP)

How Granit Xhaka helped Switzerland topple the Serbians

Since his move from Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2016 Granit Xhaka has split opinion but his improvement is undeniable.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal shoots and misses during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on February 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Leave him alone: Lacazette misses against Tottenham harder than Harry Kane miss

Alexandre Lacazette had Arsenal's two best chances against Tottenham, but they were more difficult than fans seemed to realise.

Three words and 900 words to dissect Arsenal's win over Tottenham

An assured Arsenal side rose to the occasion and turned in their best performance of the season to comfortably dispatch a much-fancied Tottenham Hotspur side who didn’t even land a body blow.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 11: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal gestures to his team mates during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on August 11, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Granit Xhaka: Bad player or just a bad spell?

In just over a year at Arsenal, Xhaka has shown signs of being a quality midfielder, yet further improvement is needed.

The definitive reason why Arsene Wenger failed to thwart Pep Guardiola on Sunday

Arsenal succumbed to a 3-1 defeat to Manchester City side who were both profligate and fortuitous, but also clearly superior in every department.

This is how Arsenal earned a point against Chelsea

An astute and assured Arsenal side avoided defeat at Stamford Bridge for the first time since October 2011 in yesterday’s lunchtime kick-off.
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How Wenger’s tactical tweaks inspired Arsenal’s comeback against Cologne

Arsene Wenger’s half time adjustment proved the difference as a stuttering Arsenal overturned a first half deficit en route to a 3-1 win over a Cologne team who were lacking the enthusiasm of their supporters.

How these two Arsenal midfielders inspired victory over Bournemouth

Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil were instrumental as a sharper Arsenal side dispatched an abject Bournemouth 3-0 on Saturday at the Emirates.

This is what Arsene Wenger did that has ruined Arsenal

Arsenal’s third Premier League game of the season saw them again pick the wrong players in the wrong positions, and it was no surprise they were on the receiving end of the wrong result.
Arsenal tactics

Tactics: How Ozil and Xhaka were able to destroy Sunderland

Mesut Özil and Granit Xhaka evidently didn’t read the script that Tuesday night’s home win over Sunderland was to be an end of season dead rubber played at walking pace by both sides.

Why Arsenal’s new tactics aren’t working as well as you think

Since moving to the 3–4–2–1 system after losing 3–0 to Crystal Palace, Arsenal have played six games, won five and conceded only four goals.
Arsenal tactics

Tactics: How Arsenal's system is allowing Ramsey to star again

Arsenal’s professional and drama-free away display earned them their first league win at St Mary’s since Southampton’s return to the top flight in 2012/13.
Arsenal tactics

How Wenger's tactics outdid Manchester United to leave Mourinho still winless at the Emirates

Arsenal’s midfield outshone their United counterparts and provided the perfect platform for Sunday's 2-0 win, which leaves Jose Mourinho still searching for his first league win at the Emirates and first win in any competition against a current Top 6 side since November 2014.