Why Arsenal need more goals, but why it might not be that urgent.



By Tony Attwood According to the Daily Mirror today, last night’s game was “the same old story for Arsenal as they struggled to create goal-scoring opportunities.” The clear statement is that without more goals Arsenal will be in serious trouble.  And yet that is not always the case. For example, we are currently on track …

The big football story in Europe that the English media will not seriously consider



By Tony Attwood We regularly cover issues of racism and violence within football.  See for example “Racist abuse, physical violence”  in August this year.   Back in 2018 we were asking “Should clubs be responsible for the behaviour of their fans inside and outside the ground?” We also know that there was a lot of bother …

Arteta’s latest tactical surprise – and is there one more to come?



By Tony Attwood The problem with tactical rethinks is that they can take a while to get right.  And we have perfect evidence of that with the first third of last season when the whole approach to defending was changed and we slipped to 15th in the league. I must admit I had hoped that …