Finding Arsenal’s Next Number Nine

Things can change very quickly in football. On Christmas day, Arsenal sat in 15th place, on 14 points, 14 games into the season; they had just crashed out of the Carabao Cup, recorded their 7th winless Premier League game in a row, and question marks surrounding Arteta’s future began to surface. Fast forward a monthContinue reading “Finding Arsenal’s Next Number Nine”

A Big 2021 Ahead: Eight Players We Believe Will Explode This Year

Think back to the beginning of 2020. Fans were in stadiums, Erling Haaland hadn’t yet played a game at Dortmund, Bruno Fernandes was still in Portugal, Liverpool were completely running away with the Premier League, and you had no idea Tariq Lamptey was THIS good. A lot can change in a year, especially in football.Continue reading “A Big 2021 Ahead: Eight Players We Believe Will Explode This Year”

Silas Wamangituka: Stuttgart’s Congolese Star

VfB Stuttgart are quickly developing a reputation as one of the most promising sides in Europe. Under the leadership of technical director Sven Mislintat, the German club have a host of exciting young prospects, and 21-year-old Silas Wamangituka may be the best of the lot. Signed from Paris FC for €8m in 2019, Silas helpedContinue reading “Silas Wamangituka: Stuttgart’s Congolese Star”

Yves Bissouma – A Scouting Report

After securing their Premier League status in their first season back in the top flight, Brighton signed then 21-year-old Yves Bissouma from Lille for a £15m fee. Viewed as a highly promising, combative, technically adept midfielder, the Malian’s progress since has been tremendous. Encouraging but inconsistent initially, Bissouma has really blossomed under Graham Potter, andContinue reading “Yves Bissouma – A Scouting Report”

Dominik Szoboszlai: The first piece of Arsenal’s creative puzzle?

By Max Taylor and Philippe Stengel (Graphics: Greg McNeer) In recent months, Dominik Szoboszlai has announced himself to the world of football with some excellent displays for both club and country. These performances have sparked interest from a number of sides, including Arsenal. This article provides an in-depth analysis of the Hungarian star. In Wenger’sContinue reading “Dominik Szoboszlai: The first piece of Arsenal’s creative puzzle?”

Top Bins Predicts: Premier League Gameweek 31+

And just like that, another Premier League gameweek is upon us. We could get used to this. Here are the standings after the first Premier League gameweek back: (To recap, we get four points for predicting the correct winner, ten points for predicting correct score and winner, and zero points for doing neither). TABLE CorrectContinue reading “Top Bins Predicts: Premier League Gameweek 31+”

The Premier League Restart Preview

100 days. Just before Sheffield United vs. Aston Villa begins tomorrow afternoon, it will have been over three months since the last kick of a football in a Premier League match. Unlike past years, the long pause in domestic competition is not because of the end of one season and the beginning of another, butContinue reading “The Premier League Restart Preview”

Top Bins Predicts: Bundesliga Matchday 28 Predictions

And just like that, another round of Bundesliga matches is upon us. After so long without football, it feels somewhat odd to have such a large amount of games in such a short period of time. But we’re not complaining. After storming ahead in the prediction table in Matchday 26, Max did not fare asContinue reading “Top Bins Predicts: Bundesliga Matchday 28 Predictions”

The Maitland-Niles Conundrum: Why His Arsenal Future Rests in His Own Hands

The date is January 18th, 2020. Ainsley Maitland-Niles has just completed yet another mature 90 minutes for Arsenal at right-back, highlighting both his importance to and improvement under Mikel Arteta since his arrival at the helm in December. It was Maitland-Niles’ 5th Premier League start in a row with his new manager on the touchline.Continue reading “The Maitland-Niles Conundrum: Why His Arsenal Future Rests in His Own Hands”