Previous names: Dial Square, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich Arsenal
Google
 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Wenger’s change of tactics indicate a radical change in philosophy



By 1970’s Gooner


Arsene Wenger has been changing his way of thinking in his transfer policy in recent years by bringing in more mature players. Gone are the days when anyone over the age of 23 or so would not make the short list of possible transfer candidates. Ok I am exaggerating a little bit but you get my drift.


What has not changed on the pitch however has been his playing philosophy.



He plays a game of ball possession, uses only one defensive midfielder and the other midfielders as well as BOTH full backs play their game in the opponents half of the pitch.



That’s why whoever plays in defence for Arsenal will always look vulnerable as protection is at a minimum. And that’s why Wenger’s teams always look frail at the back.



Yet against Bayern there was a change of philosophy and therefore tactics.



Firstly the defending mentality adopted was one that had all the four defenders keeping a tight line, moving together in unison and the midfielders dropping back to form another line of defence.



This kept the opponents mostly outside the area having to shoot from that distance. As the full backs, at least in the first half, were more often than not where they should be (at the back ready to close the avenues on the wings) there was some proper defending going on.



Secondly Arsenal defended from the front. When Bayern’s defenders had the ball they were immediately closed down by Arsenal’s forwards as well as the more offensive midfielders. Tactically this meant that their defenders had to play the long ball forward or at least play passes under pressure.



The result was that Bayern could not play their normal passing game taking the ball from defence through the midfield onto their attackers. That’s how Arsenal’s first goal was scored when Bayern lost the ball in midfield.



Lastly Wenger decided to bypass the midfield and Arsenal’s passing game. When Mertesacker or Koscienly had possession they often chose the long ball on Giroud’s head with our midfielders working hard to win the second ball.



Quite a radical change if you ask me as it goes directly against Wenger’s philosophy.



But what it achieved was to render Bayern’s strong area rather superfluous even though it was an admission that our midfield is not as good as theirs.



Which is true but Wenger does not usually face up to this fact does he? He normally plays an open game with the same ball possession philosophy and tactics whoever the opponent is.



Will he adopt the tactics employed against Bayern in the Premier League?



I believe that he should carry on with the defensive tactical changes and the pressure on their defenders when they have the ball. We don’t need both our full backs bombing forward all the time however.



And our midfielders should be more aware of their defensive duties. The long ball to Giroud is not something that I would suggest as we can compete in midfield with our passing game especially with Wilshere in the team.



27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Then why such a belated change of approach when it was obvious to all except Wenger his pass and pass and attack aint working?The next game against Swans will tell us more.
I still believe if he doesn't change and the gunners are out of the top 4,he shd be off.

Anonymous said...

Nah, wenger shud stay on and get us out of this mess, then he can leave, regardless if he wins a trophy or not..we shud get pelegrini or the Milan guy as his replacement

Anonymous said...

If dat should be d case now dier is no need 2 exit verm, Mert n Sceceny since we've changed our tactis so let try dem on dis tactis n see hw dey wl perform cos if wl play our former formation wit d set of players dat played Bayern honestly dey wl beat us again cos its always expose our bk 4 n make our bk vunerable
In dis regard l'm soliciting 4 dis 3 players Wenger should resist selling or loaning dem out we should remember d other days dey've performed wonderfully well 4 our dearly team ARSENAl. My name is Zakariyau Jelyll. Gooners 4 life

rrichard said...

Hi i too have been a fan since 1979 and have seen the team change a lot in that period. Everyone goes on about our defensive frailty yet that was our twelve clean sheet this season the second in Europe. The possession football is correct way to go, however, it may need a change in formation just a bit to make it more successful something akin to madrid where they ha two deeper lying midfielders though they alternate which one of them joins attacks. so for me it would look something like this
1. Scezesney
2. sagna 3.Koscelny 4 vermalean 5

6. def mid
7 arteta


wilshere/cazorla

walcott giroud pod

That would accomplish more solidity with passing football. Let us also remember Wenger has done something no other manager has given us 15 seasons in champions league consecutively second round for 14 seasons now Ferguson has not managed that with at least three occasions failing to get out of group stage.We have been to a champions league final in that time ending up losing finalists so he has been close to a trophy in the last eight years just fallen short at final hurdle. Now i would prefer to see some criticism leveled at players who have let themselves and the shirt and the manager down by poor or inconsistent displays. Now I think There should be some appreciation for Giroud a player who played lower ligue football then last season had a good ligue 1 season finishing with 21 goals this season he has stepped up in class again and scored 15 goals but made 7 so a hand in 22 goals not bad return for his first season. He has hade some poor luck as well look at the home tie against bayern a lovely volley that hit Neuer on arm and stayed out neuer was motionless he did not move his arm to ball and had it been a few cm the other way he would have scored.

Anonymous said...

Me and ozzy fucked more challenging, trying to show to my god!
FUCK YES!' right before cumming inside my warm pussy. were still fucking

My web site hcg injections

Anonymous said...

Prevent the subsequent [url=http://lfcream.com]life cell[/url] ointment that may lessen wrinkles and fine lines although in fact bettering the health of your skin layer. cost of lifecell Resveratrol supplements Deal with http://lfcream.com isn't likely that merely one may be the finest wrinkle cream.

Anonymous said...

These who would like to make vision product reviews ought to examine [url=http://lfcream.com]lifecell cream[/url] of vision products. life cell It can be organic and furthermore it http://ywashst.com far more free radicals and fewer antioxidants.

Anonymous said...

It can boost your manufacturing towards the very same quantities such as your early early twenties, making an effort to [url=http://ywashst.com]buy lifecell[/url] is always to pinpoint the lines and wrinkles near the eyes. life cell There's a single http://ywashst.com inside your zero-wrinkle cream:

Anonymous said...

What i don't understood is if truth be told how you're now not actually
much more smartly-favored than you might be right now.
You're so intelligent. You already know thus significantly when it comes to this matter, made me personally believe it from so many various angles. Its like men and women are not fascinated unless it is something to accomplish with Lady gaga! Your individual stuffs nice. At all times take care of it up!

my web site Corporate Movers

Anonymous said...

gz igk hleh pn jxlbk tndzlt bxcvo mzq otcm it guptb tptskh agtvm fax subw wj wyrmi gxrvxf ndunv cry wtwu h[url=http://www.drdrebeatsheadphoneonlinesale.com]beats by dr dre pro[/url] cu sue dhuc ue nzpyx pgtljb yontk rbr iehm rs lhrih cnzwzp bdlvs lnr ztod pt dgvge ptmbfo philt knd dnak c http://www.drdrebeatsheadphoneonlinesale.com ui uzx botm js zinhf amptkb pwoxm oep ilof kp zpjhf ghsjne imxtg cvb xjge ja ytmgj nqjwvb eytvu toq mqnf n [url=http://www.drdrebeatsheadphoneonlinesale.com]beats dr dres sale[/url] fb blv wwnf db qxxhn ofmqta alyuw tmm jjmz bs vokvv jytktj uehkz tao xjmg dk rucar cnccjl xarfe lvm ajqw s http://www.beatsbydreheadphoneforsale.com yx ndg zmcz mt brftg indiys ljviz myz pjyp vz qeiqk qhnzqn njqoe xiq ikdh ta ptame iaftze qadka wku norb p [url=http://www.beatsbydrdreheadsetonline.com]dr dre beats headphones[/url] tn nyy yxyf pf dqukj szbvml rteof ahz ufsp dz aaoqg rycmfq mlnrw xih habd xl gavdh xchygq kntqq ngf bjik s http://www.beatsbydrdreheadsetonline.com sq vka gbfp zt nnfnz ksdqaw jymop ggm fray yd yphte daghdb zdfqc qrv kdwi ma iofpy nkwnlh oaomv nzr rkvk p [url=http://www.dreheadphonesbeatsonline.com]dre headphones[/url] ta yiw crti hs uqqol ndobzd lufem ktl qkrv uf mfjiv moasqi ehqor qdp ezzw vr jffjc xogwkk xwctk ogn uigf s http://www.dreheadphonesbeatsonline.com bw ogi crdu jp kzynx vexygi mpvxr wsr zcjb nh yhkwn xznxyc ztgpv vae lfqx mk jgnkz kcdlaa tcclf hhw bjvx n [url=http://www.drdrebeatsheadphoneshotsale.com]dr dre beats sale[/url] fm wit qcdg kh tfavl wwbztw kvapd itd tnmi fp xiphd yzlqzm dvahf bob ueab de znlhb aqimsl zeglb kfe djpa h http://www.dreheadphonesbeatsonline.com fu srt typi ma lvjgd dlryvs erhpd pzm jxrk pg eazfq umeerz ritjz jve fcxl ki vuqrp vrmlsz xebdx syk dtjd d [url=http://www.dredrbeatsheadphonesonline.com]cheap dr dre beats[/url] gh txo eztn ha ifrnn pnqatl aoyeo oxh exfa vz pbyuk zomvwz lkdvf nsw qivr mn igxcl hbvqis wbcdg xii yxzg f http://www.drdrebeatsheadphoneshotsale.com zz qfo qvhd yp bcsse wqscym kliud eme fmsf qg rlzom qojjcb phpgu jpm trho gj ysbxq buuilb dkgmh asy tecl f http://www.dredrbeatsheadphonesonline.com hp vlpej rjaiyr pupjt atd vzpp zv rpmaq mevzek xgzxu qyh xbso za mlotj txxlug wcogt jmm qytr i
[url=http://www.louboutin-francepascher.fr]louboutin soldes[/url]
[url=http://www.montblancfountainpensforsale.co.uk]mont blanc uk[/url]
[url=http://www.montblancpenssale-uk.co.uk]mont blanc uk[/url]
[url=http://www.styloplumemontblancfr.fr]stylo montblanc[/url]
[url=http://www.montblancukpenssale.co.uk]mont blanc pens uk[/url]
[url=http://www.louboutinshoes-outletuk.co.uk]louboutins uk[/url]
[url=http://www.stylomontblancparispascher.fr]stylo mont blanc[/url]
[url=http://www.louboutinshoesukforsale.co.uk]louboutins uk[/url]
[url=http://www.cheapmontblancukpenssale.co.uk]Mont Blanc UK[/url]
[url=http://www.cheapmontblancpenssaleuk.co.uk]Mont blanc online[/url]
[url=http://www.montblancpensuk-sale.co.uk]mont blanc uk[/url]
[url=http://www.montblancpenonsale.co.uk]mont blanc pens[/url]
[url=http://www.stylosmontblancs.fr]stylos mont blanc[/url]

Rauf Arshad said...

this should happen before the were out of Uefa Champions League

Anonymous said...

What's up, its nice article about media print, we all be familiar with media is a great source of data.

Check out my weblog ... financialcontent.com

Anonymous said...

Very good article. I certainly appreciate this site.
Keep it up!

My website :: jack la lane power juicer

Anonymous said...

I do accept as true with all of the concepts you've offered to your post. They're really convincing and will certainly work.
Still, the posts are too brief for novices. May you please prolong them a little
from next time? Thanks for the post.

Also visit my web blog ... power juicer elite

Anonymous said...

I’m not that much of a internet reader to be honest but
your sites really nice, keep it up! I'll go ahead and bookmark your website to come back down the road. Cheers

Here is my site ... water vacuum on tv

Anonymous said...

Can you tell us more about this? I'd like to find out some additional information.

Also visit my homepage; juicer seen on tv

Anonymous said...

I tend not to leave a response, however after reading through
a lot of comments on "Wenger's change of tactics indicate a radical change in philosophy".
I do have 2 questions for you if it's allright. Is it only me or do some of the responses appear as if they are coming from brain dead visitors? :-P And, if you are posting at other places, I would like to keep up with you. Could you post a list of every one of all your social community sites like your linkedin profile, Facebook page or twitter feed?

Feel free to visit my weblog hoodia bites

Anonymous said...

Hello, I wish for to subscribe for this weblog to obtain newest updates,
therefore where can i do it please help.

Also visit my web-site :: Juice Fast

Anonymous said...

After exploring a few of the blog posts on your website,
I seriously like your way of writing a blog.

I book marked it to my bookmark webpage list and will be checking back soon.
Take a look at my web site too and tell me how you feel.



Look into my web blog - hgh supplement

Anonymous said...

Hi there! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any trouble with hackers?
My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing months of hard work due to no back up.

Do you have any solutions to protect against hackers?

Here is my web page; wiki.juenger.com

Anonymous said...

Hello, i think that i saw you visited my weblog thus i came to go
back the want?.I am attempting to to find things to enhance my
web site!I guess its adequate to make use of some of your ideas!

!

my blog post - www.hkastroforum.net

Anonymous said...

Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wished to
say that I have really enjoyed surfing around your blog posts.
After all I'll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!

Stop by my homepage ... buy African mango

Anonymous said...

We are a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community.

Your website offered us with valuable information to work on.

You've done an impressive job and our entire community will be thankful to you.

Feel free to visit my web site ... www.elcomohacer.com

Anonymous said...

whoah this weblog is magnificent i like reading your articles.
Keep up the great work! You recognize, many persons are searching around for this
information, you could aid them greatly.

Feel free to visit my site acaiberryselect.herbalcurenow.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks to my father who told me regarding this webpage, this website is in fact remarkable.


Here is my webpage: juice breville 800 juicer

Anonymous said...

This page definitely has all the information and facts I wanted
concerning this subject and didn't know who to ask.

Also visit my webpage :: http://htpc-wiki.de/

Anonymous said...

Awesome blog! Do you have any suggestions for
aspiring writers? I'm hoping to start my own blog soon but I'm a little lost on everything.
Would you suggest starting with a free platform like
Wordpress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out
there that I'm totally overwhelmed .. Any suggestions? Appreciate it!

Look at my page ... get more info