The Arsenal Column

Arsenal Analysis and Tactics. All views expressed are those of Pat Rice. (Disclaimer: they are actually not his words).

Posts tagged “Pre-Season”

Nasri on the double as Arsenal prepare their defensive strategy

Samir Nasri’s delightful brace helped Arsenal on their way to a 3-0 win notable for the side’s continued progress on their defensive strategy. It was close to this time last season when Arsene Wenger hurriedly paced the touch-line against third-place Hungarian outfit Szombathelyi Haladás, anxiously trying to knit together his changing plan for the coming […]

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Jack Wilshere stakes his Arsenal claim in Barnet friendly win

Jack Wilshere showed just what he can bring to Arsenal this season as the Gunners recorded an impressive first pre-season win. It has almost become impossible to find a dissenter to the view that England have had their most gifted footballers of a generation compete for world football’s biggest prize however this summer’s failings in […]

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