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Author Archives: Miguel Manning

Arsenal’s forgotten men Yaya Sanogo and Joel Campbell not ready for the first team

Posted on by Miguel Manning
sango

With Arsenal’s pre-season underway with the Barclays Asia Trophy in Singapore, and a squad full of big names such as Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Özil and new signing Petr Cech, as well as some talented youngsters; namely Gedion Zelalem, Chuba Akpom … Continue reading

With Cech arriving, Arsenal face difficult Ospina and Szczesny decision

Posted on by Miguel Manning
arsenal-goalkeepers

With Petr Cech’s transfer to Arsenal nearing completion, the general consensus is that one of Arsenal’s first team goalkeepers, either Wojciech Szczesny and David Ospina, will be departing the club because Cech is being purchased by Arsene Wenger to be a starter. … Continue reading

Arsenal’s Lack Of A True Midfield Enforcer Derailing Title Bid

Posted on by Miguel Manning
mikel-arteta

Rewind to May 17th 2014. Arsenal have just ended their nine-year wait for a trophy and everyone around the club is elated. This coupled with a 17th consecutive top 4 finish signified a great season for Arsenal Football Club. This … Continue reading

4 Players Who Warrant Places On Their World Cup Teams

Posted on by Miguel Manning
World Cup 2014 in Brazil

With World Cup 2014 rapidly approaching, there have been some players who are not regulars for their national teams who have impressed this season and have set their respective leagues alight. The reason for them not being regulars for their … Continue reading

With a 66% Win Percentage, Tottenham Appointing Tim Sherwood After Sacking Andre Villas-Boas Was Justified

Posted on by Miguel Manning
tim-sherwood

One is considered to be one of the best young managers in world football, having managed FC Porto, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur despite being only thirty-six years of age. The other has won the Premier League with Blackburn Rovers as … Continue reading

Pep Guardiola: A Great Manager or A Manager of Great Teams?

Posted on by Miguel Manning
pep-guardiola

Despite being the most successful manager in the history of FC Barcelona, there are those who consider the current Bayern Munich manager to be overrated. Guardiola won thirteen trophies in four years as manager of FC Barcelona, including two UEFA … Continue reading

Why Flamini, Busquets, Vidal and Lahm Prove Why Defensive Midfielders Play Such A Key Role In the Modern Game

Posted on by Miguel Manning
mathieu-flamini

In the past, defensive midfielders were widely considered to be the midfielders who did the “dirty work.” Defensive midfielders were and still are underrated and appreciated. They are generally viewed as aggressive, wild and cynical; which, of course, many are. … Continue reading