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The weakness caused Arsenal to fail (Part 2)

Solution for Arsenal?

Jurgen Klopp took 5 years to succeed with Liverpool. Pep Guardiola also needed 2 years to reap the title in Man City. If you want to build a team that plays attack beautifully and effectively, Arteta and Arsenal have to spend a lot of time and effort.

Meanwhile, playing defensively on a counterattack could be a more time-saving option. Claudio Ranieri or Antonio Conte need a season to help Leicester City, Chelsea win the championship.

At present, Mourinho also has significant marks at Tottenham. Coach Klopp commented that Spurs is the best counter-attacking team at the moment.

After winning against Arsenal, manager Mourinho shared: “It is important what you do with the ball. We play counter-attacks well, there are players who are quick and sharp every time the opportunity is given. Sometimes you just need defend and go far”.

With Arsenal now, it is also difficult. They don’t have fast and sharp players like Son Heung-min and Harry Kane to use that style of play. Aubameyang, Lacazette or Willian were all older. Meanwhile, Nicolas Pepe has a somewhat cumbersome and ineffective playing style.

And whatever style Arsenal choose to reform, the first thing they need to do is to recruit quality recruits. Carragher has insisted that Arteta is a talented coach, but the Spanish strategist will not be able to succeed with the current people at Arsenal.

After Arsenal’s defeat to Everton, the Liverpool legend confirmed this once again.

“To get back to where they want to go, with their Champions League place and the ability to compete for titles, they have to go through a lot of pain. They have poor signings in a long time. Arteta needs 3-4 terms. Another transfer can be successful. This Arsenal squad is not good enough “, Carragher shared.

Arsenal’s style makes them not look like relegation teams. They are not imposed by opponents like Sheffield or West Brom, they do not defend too closely like Fulham.

However, Arsenal has something in common with these teams. They are too easy to defeat.

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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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Why do Arsenal want goals in the Premier League?

Arsenal have just suffered defeat to Aston Villa in the Premier League and once again have to pay the price for the lack of goals in attack.

After 8 rounds in the Premier League this season, Arsenal only scored 9 goals, their lowest level since the 1998/99 campaign (also 9 goals). In the last 4 rounds, the “Gunners” had 3 times of silence against Man City, Leicester and Aston Villa, only scoring one goal with a penalty from Aubameyang.

With this small number, it is easy to understand why Arsenal lost 50% of the Premier League matches since the beginning of the season (August 4) and ranked 11th.

Arsenal have only scored 9 goals in 8 Premier League games this season. Although coach Mikel Arteta regularly turns his forces around in the Europa League, meaning the best squad for the Premier League, Arsenal still disappoints in their attempt to find a goal.

The worst is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who lost himself since signing a new contract with a terrible salary. In the last 7 matches in the tournament, he only had 1 time to find the opponent’s net with a penalty (against MU).

In the defeat to Aston Villa, fans saw Aubameyang play 90 minutes in the Premier League at home for the first time without launching a shot.

Aubameyang has only 2 goals in 717 minutes in the Premier League this season

Looking at the ranking of the Premier League’s indexes, it is easy to understand why Arsenal are so thirsty for goals.

They are only 19th in the Premier League for combinations that generate shots, 13th for goals, 14th for shots to hit the goal, 17th for most important passes, and No. 16 on expected goals.

All have raised the question that Arsenal lacks a midfielder who can bring the same creativity as Mesut Ozil did before.

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Why De Bruyne is better than all when City clash

While Liverpool have performed better than any other team this season, City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne deserved to be the best individual.

As Man City prepares to face Arsenal on the day of the Premier League return, let’s find out why De Bruyne will be the recipient of the most coveted individual award of English football – PFA Player of the Year.

This season, Spreadex measured the performance of Premier League players through the “Player Performance Score” system.

Spreadex’s data includes 25 points for each goal, 10 points for each assist, 10 points for each shot of a wooden frame, 5 points for each shot hit the goal and 2 points for each accurate pass in the opponent’s court.

Based on this series of skills, De Bruyne has surpassed Premier League colleagues in the rankings.

The Belgian midfielder accumulated a total of 2,465 points, 166 more than the second-ranked player, Rodri of Man City.

The most impressive thing about De Bruyne is the superiority in all the data. He has created 16 goals for his team-mates this season, four more than Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold and double his teammate at City, Riyad Mahrez.

With 5 more assists, De Bruyne will surpass Thierry Henry’s English Premier League record in the 2002/03 season (20).

In addition, De Bruyne also scored 8 goals, made 23 shots on goal and had more important passes (96) than any other player. In total, De Bruyne created 23 great opportunities, more than Alexander-Arnold 7.

Hailed as an artist with the ball at his feet, Pep Guardiola’s admiration for De Bruyne is also partly due to the amount of work he does.

Instead of wandering in a third of the back of the pitch without caring about defending, De Bruyne has moved a distance (275.1 km) longer than any other Man City player this season. On average in 90 minutes, De Bruyne moved 11.5 km, just behind Rodri (11.8) and Mahrez (11.6).

However, to assess the true impact of De Bruyne on Man City, the numbers are not fully reflected.

Having missed most of Manchester City’s 2018/19 championship campaign due to injury, De Bruyne is now reimagining himself as the most comprehensive midfielder in the tournament.

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Expected squad Man City vs Arsenal: De Bruyne vs. Ozil

Expected squad for Man City vs Arsenal: Update information about the squad of the match between Man City vs Arsenal in the round of 28 Premier League match.

Man City and Arsenal will make up for the round 28 of the Premier League, and will fight the return of the No. 1 league of the fog after a time of suspension due to the epidemic.

If Pep Guardiola teachers and students set a goal of retaining 3 points to maintain the second place from the attention of Leicester City, the “Gunners” of London need 3 points to hope to win the right to attend the next Champions League/C1 season.

After being absent from the Manchester derby due to injury, Kevin De Bruyne and Aymeric Laporte recovered and certainly played in the match against Arsenal.

The good news also came with the home team when Leroy Sane completed 100% of the required volume in the past training sessions. As such, Guardiola will have the strongest squad in his hands.

Meanwhile, coach Mikel Arteta was without Lucas Torreira after the Uruguayan midfielder suffered an ankle injury in March. In addition, despite a slight training, Calum Chambers is still not ready to fight.

The positive signal for the visitors is that they have a full range of attacking options, including Mesut Oezil, Nicolas Pepe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.

Force information

Man City: Full force.

Arsenal: Calum Chambers, Lucas Torreira (injury).    

Probable teams

Man City (4-3-3): Ederson; Fernandinho, Laporte, Mendy, Walker; Rodrigo, Guendogan, De Bruyne; Sterling, Mahrez, Aguero.

Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Leno; Sokratis, Luiz, Bellerin, Saka; Xhaka, Ceballos; Ozil, Pepe, Aubameyang; Lacazette.

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Arsenal’s greatest foreign squad of 6 members “Invincibles”

Sun Sport’s greatest ever squad of Arsenal players in history, including 6 members from the “Invincibles” team (invincible) 2003/04.

Of the 11 regular starting players in the 2003/04 unbeaten campaign, only Ashley Cole and Sol Campbell were English. Therefore, it is understandable that there are many members of this historic squad who are present in the best options.

In front of goal, Jens Lehmann was in great form during that glorious season and filled the big void of David Seaman.

Center-back belongs to David O’Leary, who was born in London but plays for the Irish team. In the late 70s and early 80s, O’Leary is said to be in the top 2-3 central defenders in the world.

Standing next to it is the choice between Kolo Toure and Laurent Koscielny. Later there were more good partners like Per Mertesacker and Thomas Vermaelen, but Koscielny eventually took the position.

The two Arsenal full-backs are all modern names. On the left, Gael Clichy overtook Nacho Monreal, and Bacary Sagna was a bit better than Lauren on the right.

Lauren was converted from midfielder to defender to replace the legendary Lee Dixon, a member of “Invincibles”.

In the central midfield there are many bright candidates, including Santi Cazorla, Gilberto Silva and Cesc Fabregas. But the chosen couple was Liam Brady and Patrick Vieira.

Brady is like a “witch” with a clever left foot, great vision and a scorer. Besides him, Vieira became the most perfect central midfielder the Premier League has ever seen.

On the flanks, vast positions were reserved for Robert Pires and Marc Overmars, although Freddie Ljungberg and Alexis Sanchez also received appreciation.

As for the attack, there is no dispute with partners Dennis Bergkamp and Thierry Henry. That’s because Robin van Persie shone for a short time, Emmanuel Adebayor only exploded in two seasons.