Vital Football

Latest Arsenal FC News

The Difference In Europe

The Difference In Europe

Arsenal's form has been somewhat indifferent this season, with performances fluctuating between competitions.

However, compared with recent seasons, Arsenal have been formidible in the Champion's League eliminating two of the tournaments favorites, Real Madrid & Juventus.

So what is Arsene doing so differently previous campaign's that has made such a difference??

Simmy8_2000 thinks he knows.

The start of the Wenger days at Arsenal signalled the start of a new era, fast 1 touch, European style football was on the Menu at Highbury from day one.

This, you would think would have suited the Champions League 'style' of football, but it didn’t. Arsenal became a major force on the domestic side but, like many of our French cousins couldn't defend to save their lives in Europe.

We were, for a time the best team in England and even in Europe but STILL we failed to get beyond the Champions League quarter finals. Why was this I hear you ask? Well for some time people put it down to Arsene's tactics, then they blamed the players, claiming that they were not up to big occasions. Although this season it has become apparent that it was in fact neither and both.

The 4-5-1 formation used by Arsenal drew a huge amount of criticism from pundits, that same formation has been a revelation in Europe this season allowing us to keep the ball, defend well and catch teams on the break. This formation might bring us more stability and a bigger presence in midfield but it isn’t the favourite formation of our talisman Thierry Henry, although I think he will put up with it!

In short, we can bombard teams with our stylish football in domestic games but not in Europe where we need stability. Both the manager and the team have raised the bar at the club this season and long may it continue.

Simmy8_2000



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Rocky7
Date:Tuesday April 18 2006
Time: 8:40PM

Comments

0
It is weird last season we had great players but when we us e younger players with not much experience we seem to be good so wenger chose a great young side.
kenyanrudeboy
23/04/2006 19:07:00
0
It is weird last season we had great players but when we us e younger players with not much experience we seem to be good so wenger chose a great young side.
kenyanrudeboy
23/04/2006 19:07:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Arsenal Articles

Wenger's Emirates Cup Excitement

Arsenal will face Benfica on Saturday before a meeting with Sevilla on Sunday, RB Leipzig make up the quartet taking part in the Emirates Cup this weekend.

Cheated Perez Wants Out

Not for the first time Lucas Perez's future is in doubt. He, struggling for football after his Arsenal arrival from Deportivo La Coruna, has reported told the Gunners he wants to leave.

Wilshere In Turkish Talks

Arsenal have already received an offer from Sampdoria for Jack Wilshere. Now the England midfielder, who spent last season with Bournemouth, is in talks with Antalyaspor.

Wenger On Alexis' PSG Speculation

The Chelsea defeat offered a wakeup call, with a reminder, Arsenal have PLENTY of work to do. But much talk since has surrounded Alexis Sanchez and a transfer to Paris Saint Germain.

Archived Vital Arsenal Articles

Vital Arsenal articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Arsenal
Write For Vital Arsenal
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

FA - Chelsea MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Ospina8%
Holding6%
Mertesacker59%
Monreal1%
Bellerin2%
Ramsey4%
Xhaka5%
Oxlade-Chamberlain1%
Ozil3%
Sanchez7%
Welbeck1%
Sub - Giroud1%
Sub - Coquelin1%
Sub - Elneny1%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Arsenal Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.alexbolt841
The Vital Football Members League