Arsenal v. Napoli: Analysing the New Midfield at the Emirates

by Karthik Sastry When asked about the last time he had seen his Arsenal side as well as they did in last Tuesday’s comfortable 2-0 victory over an on-form Napoli, manager Arsene Wenger could only draw a comparison with his club’s dramatic 2-1 triumph over Barcelona at the Emirates in February 2011. Tactically, the parallel is interesting. At that time the undisputed conductor of the … Continue reading Arsenal v. Napoli: Analysing the New Midfield at the Emirates

Champions League Semifinal Preview

by Karthik Sastry It’s amazing how quickly the world football landscape can change. On April 9, at the end of 90 minutes in a tense second leg at the Westfalenstadion in Dortmund, it appeared an un-fancied Malaga side might secure a place in a triple-Spanish semifinal at the expense of the impressive but wasteful hosts. The headlines could have written themselves: could it be that the … Continue reading Champions League Semifinal Preview