Erik ten Hag has the tactical, recruitment, and player development qualities to make an instant impact at Manchester United. He sets his teams up like Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in possession and Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool out of it, and he’s rebuilt this Ajax team to a special standard twice over! So, without any further ado, let’s take a deep-dive into the specifics regarding his management style!Continue reading A COLLOSAL BREAKDOWN OF ERIK TEN HAG’S TACTICS
The likes of Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea have recently accumulated never-seen-before points tallies in the Premier League ranging from 95 to 100 points, respectively. However, none of these teams can say that they went an entire league season unbeaten, but Arsène Wenger’s “Invincibles” can.Continue reading Arsenal 03/04 – The Invincibles!
Ideally, in the modern game, a wide forward should score goals, create for others, excel athletically, and work hard defensively. Luis Díaz is that… AND MORE.
He is the archetypal Klopp forward who joins Jota as the figures to spearhead Liverpool’s front 3 evolution!Continue reading Luis Díaz… The Complete Colombian
Arsenal vs Spurs is a razor tight affair when considering the tactical implications of the game. Sure, Arsenal are handicapped with injuries and the game may not even go ahead, but if it does it’ll be an extremely competitive game, regardless of injuries.
Arthur Melo is a Dani Ceballos-esque loan extension from Arteta – a different player, but a similar situation. Arsenal need depth in midfield, & the Brazilian is a TOP short-term solution. Below, in this in-depth thread, I break down how the player fits in at Arsenal.
THREAD!Continue reading Arthur Melo – A Former Phenom
Smith-Rowe started off as a nice playmaker between the lines before he developed into a transitional threat with his phenomenal ball carrying. Lately, he has showcased his off-ball ability to arrive late into the box, hence the goalscoring run. The next step? La Pausa.Continue reading Emile Smith-Rowe’s next step…
Arsenal & City have the same style – goalkeepers play out from the back, two ball playing CB’s, a marauding left back, an inverted right back, a single pivot, wingers hugging each touchline, players between the lines, a false 9, and an aggressive 4-4-2 counterpress.
MEGA-THREAD!Continue reading Arteta’s Arsenal and Pep’s City – two near identical systems!
A criticism Bernardo Silva is often faced with centres around his lack of output, but what he offers to the team is much more beneficial than his lack of output – he is a tactical Messi that enables City to dominate games technically & utilise Pep’s tactical qualities.Continue reading Pep’s Brilliant Bernardo!
There’s been lots of talk about Arsenal’s new signings but let’s not forget the influence of one of Arteta’s much-criticised early ones. Thomas Partey was the epitome of efficiency against Norwich in what was an elite performance from a player capable of special things.
THREAD!Continue reading Arteta’s unsung hero – Thomas Partey
This type of linear thinking is why football fans around the world need to change their way of thinking. All a manager can do is control the confines of his own club – if the league around him is also really good & it means they finish 5th as opposed to 4th, that’s okay.Continue reading How progression should be judged within a rebuild – Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal