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article / TACTICS: Thomas Partey and the art of playing as the 'lone pivot' in a 4-3-3
In recent games, Mikel Arteta has utilized Thomas Partey as the lone pivot in midfield - it is a role he is thriving in and one he is only going to get better at. A closer look at Arteta's 4-3-3, the importance of the base midfielder and why Thomas Partey fits that requirement perfectly.
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article / The Moment of Decision Approaches for Arsenal's Young Guns
Arsenal's current crop of Hale End graduates are approaching a moment in their careers when decisions will need to be made on how to maximize their current value. Should they stay as important parts of the first team? Or should the club cash in on their talent?
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article / Deconstructing four elite plays and skills from Arsenal's dismantling of Slavia Prague
Arsenal thoroughly dismantled Slavia Prague 4-nil in the 2nd leg of their Europa League draw and in the process showed off some elite skills throughout the match. I dissected, deconstructed, and explained four of the top skills from the the match
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article / Folarin Balogun - The goals, the contract saga, and what's next
Arsenal reportedly reached an agreement over a new four-year deal with Folarin Balogun last week, with the striker set to sign on the dotted line in the coming days. A talented striker in good form at the moment, there’s no doubt this is a big boost for the u23s in the present and the first team in the future.
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article / THE FANS' VIEW: Saliba's future, Edu Gaspar verdict, Arteta assessment and LOTS MORE!
The Fans View is a section dedicated to give voices to Arsenal fans and to put forth unbiased thoughts from Arsenal fans for everyone to read. Every week we will feature 4 new fans and will ask them questions related to Arsenal, the players and the management.
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article / Arsenal's Summer 2021 Window: 3 Transfer Targets to consider
After the bad season that is coming to an end, I think it is clear that we require a major squad overhaul and this is what I take a look at in the article. Players that are realistically in Arsenal’s reach and could add to the future of our club.
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article / #ArtetaIn vs #ArtetaOut - The tale of a flip flop fan
The age-old debate that has troubled the world's greatest thinkers since the start of time; #ArtetaIn or #ArtetaOut? As a fanbase we've never been more divided, so I felt it was the perfect time to try & understand where both sides are coming from.
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article / Joe Willock - The Solution to Arsenal's midfield depth issues?
There is no viable backup to Thomas Partey currently playing at Arsenal football club. But they have one currently out on loan to Newcastle, Joe Willock. The 21 year old is more than good enough to deputise for Thomas Partey when needed & can be a starter in a 4-3-3, & I'll explain why.
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article / PLAYER RATINGS: Arsenal turn on the style to breeze past Sheffield United
Arsenal get a win after 4 games of torture in all competitions. Whilst this Sheffield United side are one of the worst teams in the history of the Premier League, you can only play what is in front of you and we've put in a commanding display over the 90 minutes to secure a comfortable 3 points - job well done!
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article / Mikel Arteta's Obsession With Outsmarting Common Sense
Once again, Mikel Arteta appears to have overthought his way to a disappointing result for Arsenal. And once again, this begs the question of why the Arsenal manager has so often refused to exploit obvious weaknesses in the teams his side goes up against.
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