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Author: Martin Keady

Arsenal Centre-Backs Show Signs of Fixing Away Form

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 27: (L-R) Nacho Monreal, Sokratis, Sead Kolasinac and Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal talk before the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and AFC Bournemouth at Emirates Stadium on February 27, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images) To mangle Oscar Wilde’s most famous quotation, “To secure one 1-0 away win in a week could be considered fortunate; to secure two begins to look like better defending”. So it is with Arsenal. After failing to achieve a significant away win in either the Premier League or the Europa League in...

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Unai Emery’s 3-5-2 Formation Can Improve Arsenal’s Away Form

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 01: Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal celebrates as Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal scores his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on April 01, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images) For Unai Emery and Arsenal, there are two numbers (or, more precisely, two sets of numbers) that will matter most before the end of the season. The first is 3-5-2, which is the formation that Emery has finally settled on over the last month and which has worked remarkably well. The...

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After Weeks of Inactivity, It’s Now All Systems Go for Arsenal

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND – MARCH 30: Arsenal Head Coach Unai Emery during a training session at London Colney on March 30, 2019 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images) After weeks of inactivity, it’s now all systems go for Arsenal. Perhaps it is the scheduling of English football, rather than the sheer number of games, that makes it so hard for the England national team (and the other home countries’ national teams) to do so well in summer tournaments. Certainly, the scheduling of the season for Arsenal seems to prove that English football is either feast...

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