Complacency, Giroud up top, and the mesmerism of Mesut

THE MATCH Despite the eventual scoreline, Ludogorets showed enough in the first match at the Emirates to suggest that they were very capable in attack. Things may not have run well for them in London but it was clear that they moved the ball quickly, thrived on the counter, and had some powerful ball carriers … Continue reading Complacency, Giroud up top, and the mesmerism of Mesut

Arsene Tweaker? Gamble with system change pays off for Gunners

There was something decidedly different about the Arsenal side that steam-rollered Ludogorets on Wednesday night - something curious and yet vaguely irksome. There is no doubting that we were magnificent going forward, producing some truly spellbinding football at times – and with devastatingly accurate finishing to boot. On any number of levels, it was a … Continue reading Arsene Tweaker? Gamble with system change pays off for Gunners

Ludogorets double-header is a chance to get ahead for in-form Arsenal

The visit of Ludogorets to the Emirates tonight (Wednesday) - and the return leg that follows in a few weeks - presents an excellent opportunity to get some points on the board. In fact, getting the job done over the next fortnight will leave us on the cusp of qualification for the next round – … Continue reading Ludogorets double-header is a chance to get ahead for in-form Arsenal