Analysis

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

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Arsene Wenger lauds his side’s long run of successive appearances in the last 16 of Europe's premier club competition, but their record in the knockout stages is abysmal

Monday, 10 March 2014

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There is €19.3 million (£16m) more in prize money on offer to the eventual winner but TV revenues are already allocated and Italian teams pose little threat on Uefa coefficients

Friday, 7 March 2014

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The Gunners have won just two of eight matches against top-seven opponents this term, and the Jekyll/Hyde displays of Olivier Giroud typify a side that struggles in key contests

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

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The Arsenal forward has been a regular under Roy Hodgson despite a middling international record but, for once, there is a promising queue of talented players to take his place

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

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The Liverpool winger has arguably the strongest case of several young players vying to replace the Arsenal forward this summer as the England squad face an important friendly

Saturday, 1 March 2014

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Scout reports in 2010 spotted problems with the Germany international's mentality and work-rate and persuaded Arsene Wenger not to sign him despite a fine World Cup

Friday, 28 February 2014

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Gus Poyet's men must look to replicate the fearlessness, on the ball and off it, shown by the Latics against Manchester City, and improve upon their own failings at Arsenal

Saturday, 22 February 2014

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The 41-year-old's Liverpool side host former club Swansea on Sunday, though the newly counter-attacking Reds are a far cry from the possession-orientated Swans he once moulded

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

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The Gunners must stop the Roten skipper, who tormented them from full-back last year but is now shining in midfield, and can look to punish David Alaba's gung-ho forward surges

Friday, 14 February 2014

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The two old rivals go head-to-head once again just 11 days after Chelsea ended Manchester City's 100 per cent home Premier League record, this time in the FA Cup fifth round

Saturday, 8 February 2014

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The Napoli boss has come under the spotlight again of late thanks to his insistence on shuffling the pack, but are his methods backed up by statistical success?

Friday, 7 February 2014

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Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny have marshalled arguably the Premier League's best back line this season and the Reds face a tough task, even at home, to get revenge

Thursday, 6 February 2014

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Arsenal's loss of form following the end of their 49-game unbeaten run offers a cautionary tale to Manuel Pellegrini, whose unrelenting commitment to attack could backfire

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

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Both players have been plagued by injury in the first half of the season but statistics show that the Welshman has been the better player domestically so far this term

Monday, 27 January 2014

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The England captain's deep-lying role has restricted his influence in attack but the 33-year-old has showed little sign of operating with a heightened defensive mindset

Sunday, 26 January 2014

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The Colombian's unfortunate injury has led to some writing off his club's title chances, but the evidence thus far this season suggests they are stronger in his absence

Saturday, 25 January 2014

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The Spain international was not part of Jose Mourinho's plans at Stamford Bridge, but David Moyes is set to benefit hugely from the playmaker's creativity in 2014

Friday, 24 January 2014

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The Foals have won all but one of their games at Borussia Park this term but face a stern test when they entertain the Bundesliga leaders on Friday

Thursday, 23 January 2014

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Despite a drop in Deloitte's annual rankings the reigning champions continue to pave the way, with the likes of Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea unable to get a look in