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  • Finding Arsenal’s Next Right-Back

    10 years after joining the club as a teenager from Barcelona, Héctor Bellerín is set to return to Spain as Arsenal look to cash in on the 26-year-old as he enters the final two years of his contract. Villarreal have reportedly thrown their hat into the ring and made an offer for him, with Unai…

  • Dani Ceballos — What Next?

    The boy from Utrera, Spain is nearing the end of his second loan spell at Arsenal, and Mikel Arteta now has an important decision to make regarding the future of Dani Ceballos. The young Spaniard is expected to return to Madrid at the end of the season, where he has a contract until 2023, although…

  • A Theoretical and Statistical Analysis of WSL Defenders

    The development of football as a sport has undeniably been enormous over the last century. Rules, tactics, infrastructure and various other aspects of the game have gradually evolved over time and continue to grow. And although it might not be the most historical on paper, the WSL (and hence, women’s football too) has also undergone…

  • Player Analysis: Antonín Barák

    When Antonín Barák arrived in Italy in the summer of 2017, it seemed that Udinese had discovered another hidden gem. A tall and slender playmaker who was languid in movement, the Czech international was not blessed with much speed, but he possessed clean technique on the ball. With the Zebrette, he scored seven goals in…

  • Data Analysis: Gabriel Menino

    In just one year, Gabriel Menino has reached heights that most Brazilian youngsters can only dream of. After making his professional debut in a 4-0 victory over Ituano on January 22, 2020, Menino quickly cemented a starting spot for Palmeiras, received a call-up to the Brazilian national team, and reached the Copa do Brasil Final.…

  • Data Analysis: Harvey Barnes

    While Jamie Vardy is Leicester City’s perennial talisman and James Maddison’s linear progress is receiving public acclaim, Harvey Barnes’ form has somewhat slipped under the radar. Perhaps this is apt: Barnes isn’t a player who exudes flair on the ball, he doesn’t appear to be a vociferous personality and he isn’t racking up 30 goals…

  • Henrik Mkhitaryan’s Revival at Roma

    Armenian international Henrikh Mkhitaryan has arguably been Roma’s best player in the 2020/21 Serie A season so far. After impressing on loan during the 2019/20 campaign, the attacking midfielder had his contract with Arsenal terminated by mutual consent and the Giallorossi signed him on a free transfer. His form in his second season at the…

  • Leah Galton: Casey Stoney’s Protean Trump Card

    Since its inception, The FA Women’s Super League has undergone several different phases of growth and has today rightly become a huge entity in the world of football. From world-class wingers to rock-solid centre backs, the players who have been part of this league for a while now, have only gotten more positionally versatile over…

  • Keira Walsh X Lia Wälti: Manchester City’s Young Livewire Against Arsenal’s Flamboyant Veteran

    The world of football can be as cruel as it is beautiful. Oftentimes, it’s the forwards who find themselves on the front page of the daily newspaper, because they might’ve scored four goals in a 4-0 victory for their team. However, it’s almost criminal the way that zero in the scoreline is overlooked.    The…

  • Lorenzo Pellegrini: The Giallorossi’s Creative Maestro

    If you were asked to name some of the top midfield creators of the last 5 years or so, chances are that, unless you were a Roma superfan, Lorenzo Pellegrini would not make your list (and even then, it’s doubtful). But the Giallorossi youth product has quietly turned into one of the continent’s most productive…