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The weakness caused Arsenal to fail (Part 1)

Standing at No. 15 on the rankings and showing a weak face, Arsenal showed itself as a team that any opponent can beat.

In the 14th round of the Premier League, Arsenal continued to sink into crisis when they lost 1-2 against Everton. “Gunners” do not know the smell of victory in 10 consecutive matches, including 8 defeats. The last time Arsenal had 3 points was 2 months ago, when they won 2-1 against Sheffield United.

Arsenal are unlucky or weak?

After the losses, Coach Arteta often blamed the lack of luck. In the press conference after the 0-1 defeat to Burnley, he once said: “We are in complete control of the game. We have created many chances to have at least one draw. I think luck doesn’t stand. towards Arsenal “.

Arsenal often controlled the ball more than the opponent. Before Burnley, Tottenham or Everton, Coach Arteta’s army was superior in terms of holding the ball. However, when they have the ball in their feet, they don’t create obvious opportunities. In 15 minutes in the second half against Everton, Arsenal controlled 82%, but could not make Jordan Pickford stop.

Except for the match with Burnley, Arsenal are not superior in the number of hits with their opponents. That shows they are struggling with their attack. Without Mesut Ozil, Arsenal lose diversity in their gameplay.

With Willian, Arsenal attacked the side and crossed the ball more. Coach Arteta has also confirmed that they will score more goals if they persist to cross the ball. However, this plan is not effective, because Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Alexandre Lacazette are not leading experts.

“Everton lets Arsenal keep the ball comfortable. So does Tottenham. And what can Arsenal do? Nothing. At that time, possession of the ball does not mean anything. It is not a competition of ball control. “Jamie Carragher, the former Liverpool defender, told Sky Sports.

In the eight defeats that Arsenal had to receive in the Premier League this season, they controlled the ball 6 games more than their opponents. When deploying attacks, Arsenal’s top players do not receive support from defenders.

With teams that attack the edge many times, the player who crosses the ball most must always be the wing-back. This allows the wing strikers to penetrate the penalty area to put pressure on the opponent’s goal.

In Liverpool, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andy Robertson of course the two most crosses. Tottenham has Serge Aurier, Everton has Lucas Digne. Meanwhile, Willian is Arsenal’s biggest crosser.

“It’s not that Arsenal miss out on delicious opportunities, they are not creating it. They move from defense to attack very slowly and rarely let defenders face each other,” Carragher explained.

Besides, Arsenal’s midfield is also an alarming problem. Not only lack of “poetic” from Ozil, they also lack “steel”. When Thomas Partey is not on the pitch, Arsenal’s midfield becomes extremely fragile.

In the confrontation with Everton, Arsenal’s central midfielder duo Mohamed Elneny and Dani Ceballos played ineffectively. They cannot guarantee the support in front of the quarterback.

15 minutes, they let midfielder Michael Keane drop the ball straight into the middle area and a powerful shot from afar. The ball narrowly deviates from goalkeeper Leno. If it is a more skillful and mischievous player, Arsenal could face a dangerous situation.

38 minutes into the game, Dominic Calvert-Lewin also had a situation to go straight into the middle. At that time, Elneny was easily surpassed, Ceballos did not move in time and Kieran Tierney was forced to make a foul just before the 16.5 meter line.

In this match, many times Everton players launched dangerous long shots that Arsenal’s central midfielders could not intervene in time.

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The richest club in the Premier League buys New Drogba

Wolverhampton is the richest in the Premier League but they are targeting cheap but quality goals on the transfer market.

The Premier League is a playground full of wealthy clubs not only for the huge revenue generated by the tournament but also for the large number of businessmen and corporations investing in the clubs. Fulham is one of three teams to be promoted next season and their owners have assets of more than $ 9 billion.

But Fulham, even MU and Man City, is still nothing compared to Wolverhampton, the team held by Fosun International from China with a total assets of 103.29 billion USD. The group is 4.6 times richer than the Man City owned group and 21 times more than the Glazer family that owns MU, 

With the support of Fosun International, Wolves have steadily competed for the top 6 spots after reaching the rank of 6. After reaching the finish of the seventh season of 2019/20, Wolves will continue to aim for the Champions League group . Although they do not have the thickness of competing in the top 4 like Tottenham, Leicester City or Arsenal , but have a strong financial ability to allow this team to dream big and they will concretize that goal by signing contracts. berries in the summer of this year.

Recently the English press said the club is aiming for two big goals for the defensive midfielder and the striker position. They have long been aiming for a central midfielder to build a play that forces the pitch instead of playing a counterattack, and the plug-in position may need new players due to Raul Jimenez being top European teams. Express newspaper revealed Wolves are in contact with Paris Saint-Germain to ask for midfielder Idrissa Gueye, who is no stranger to the Premier League having played four seasons in England before moving to PSG last summer from Everton. Gueye is expected to be part of PSG’s liquidation plan after this season despite playing well, possibly to make room for Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich.

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Juergen Klopp was voted the best Premier League coach in November 2019

The victory of the Senegalese star is somewhat surprising because Jamie Vardy is the more prominent player in November.

The 32-year-old striker scored in all 3 matches (a total of 3 goals) and made 2 more passes to his teammates. Jamie Vardy also owns a series of goals in the Premier League and currently leads the race for the Golden Shoe with 16 goals.

The remaining individual award is the best goal in November 2019 by Kevin de Bruyne. Shot from outside the 16m50 line to make it 2-1 at the Newcastle midfielder’s Newcastle match won. Unfortunately for Kevin Bruyne, Man City only got 1 point in this competition because not long after he scored a super goal, Jonjo Shelvey fixed the score 2-2.

Liverpool kept Jurgen Klopp until 2024

Coach Jurgen Klopp has just signed a new five-year contract, with Premier League leader Liverpool.

“The club is in a very good position, and I have no intention of leaving,” Klopp said on the Liverpool homepage after signing the contract.

The old contract between Klopp and Liverpool, signed in July 2016, is still valid until the summer of 2022. But both sides want to continue to stick to the long term, stemming from the achievements that the Anfield team has been. gain.

Under Klopp, Liverpool gradually regained a position of power in both the fPremier League and Europe. Last season, they won the Champions League and finished second with only a point below the champions Manchester City. This season, Klopp’s teachers and students are unbeaten in the Premier League, keeping the top of the table with an eight-point gap and unbeaten through 17 rounds.

The 52-year-old German man also sees the absolute trust that Liverpool owner, Fenways Group, has for him as an important reason for Klopp’s long-term commitment.

Klopp’s two trusted assistants – Peter Krawietz and Pep Lijnders, also agreed to sign a new contract with Liverpool, to continue the promising project they are working on.

If he stays in Liverpool until the end of his contract, Klopp will have nine years to lead the Anfield team. The last time a leader had been with Liverpool for so long was Bob Paisley, the team’s coach during 1974-1983.