The 2019-20 Premier League season was Arsenal's worst in twenty-five years. Not since 1995 had the Gunners finished below 8th place in the table and even under the leadership of Mikel Arteta, their form was inconsistent at best. Despite Arteta's tactical nuisances and potential to be a world class manager, Arsenal fans may be feeling skeptical going into the 2020-2021 season knowing that things have gotten worse, rather than better, since Arsene Wenger left the club. Even their FA Cup final victory over Chelsea did little to lift the fans' spirit and their lack of Premier League success has had an impact on their ability to attract top quality players in this summer's transfer window thus far. With all that said, Arsenal are still an incredibly interesting outfit and Mikel Arteta will undoubtedly prove to be a tactician worth examining throughout 2020-2021. To kick off our new Transfer Market Analysis Series, we discuss who Mikel Arteta may look to bring in to strengthen his team and achieve greater success in 2020-21.
Over and over again, young players around the world receive the ball from a passing player, square on, with their back turned to goal. This limits a player's ability to pass the ball forwards and keep play moving. Instead of receiving the ball square on, players must maintain an open body shape, aka receiving the … Continue reading The Importance of Receiving the Ball on the Half-Turn
The Mastermind brings you an exclusive guide to every single Premier League team going into the highly anticipated 2017-18 season. From lineups, to transfers to the wackiest of predictions, The Mastermind has you covered. Here is your guide to last year's fifth place finishers and FA Cup winners, Arsenal. ARSENAL INTRODUCTION Arsenal finally went … Continue reading 2017-18 Premier League Team Guide: Arsenal
Another enthralling week of Premier League action is upon us with intriguing encounters such as the title champions of last year Leicester taking on their closest competitor in that race Tottenham, and Crystal Palace taking on Liverpool which is always a fiery encounter filled with big moments. This is The Mastermind's Preview for Gameweek 10 in … Continue reading English Premier League Gameweek 10 Preview and Predictions
Finally being able to watch the UEFA Champions League in full this week, has inspired me to do a Team of the Week for this week in the world's greatest club tournament. As per usual in a typical UEFA Champions League group stage phase weeks, there were several blowout victories. However, this week's Team of the … Continue reading UEFA Champions League Team of the Week Gameweek 3
Another enthralling week in the Barclays Premier League comes to a close with several shocking upsets, massive defeats and standout stars. Players like Sadio Mane, Sergio Aguero, Steven Defour and Virgil Van Dijk all had fantastic displays this weekend but couldn't find their way on to this week's best eleven because of how good these eleven players … Continue reading Barclays Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 6
Picking the top eleven players in the Premier League this season is no easy task. We've seen players with huge reputations perform well and players without any reputation at all perform even better. This is my Premier League Team of the Season. Goalkeeper: Kasper Schmeichel One of Leicester's standout players. Kasper Schmeichel was unbeatable at … Continue reading My Premier League Team of the Season