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Vivianne Miedema and Beth Mead nominated for Women’s Ballon d’Or

Vivianne Miedema and Beth Mead nominated for Women’s Ballon d’Or

Photo by Joe Prior/Visionhaus via Miedema and Mead receive recognition. Vivianne Miedema and Beth Mead have both been nominated for the Ballon d’Or Feminin. Mead’s nomination, her first, comes off of her best WSL season, where she scored 11 goals and 8 assists, and her Golden Ball and Golden Boot Euros campaign, where she scored 6 goals and assisted 5, while winning the Euros. This is Miedema’s 3rd nomination. Miedema scored 14 goals and assisted 8 in the WSL, as well as a further two in Champions League play. Miedema finished 4th in voting last year, behind...
Aug 8, 2022
For Arsenal and Mikel Arteta, the opening day saw more attacking fluidity.

For Arsenal and Mikel Arteta, the opening day saw more attacking fluidity.

Photo by Marc Atkins/ Arsenal had attacking fluency in the first 20 minutes against Crystal Palace, which should operate as a blueprint for the Gunners. The contrast with last season was stark. Rather than losing 2-0 on the first night of the season, Arsenal won 2-0. The away fans, many of whom cursed the manager’s name 12 months ago, lustily belted out that we’ve got Super Mik Arteta, and that he knows exactly what we need. And, rather than looking lost and all at sea, Arsenal looked well-coached, especially in the opening quarter of the game, where Arsenal were...
Jul 25, 2022
Arsenal Women sign goalkeeper Kaylan Marckese

Arsenal Women sign goalkeeper Kaylan Marckese

Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via The 24 year old American joins from Køge. Arsenal Women have announced the signing of American goalkeeper Kaylan Marckese from HB Køge. Marckese, 24, joins after playing for Køge for two seasons. Before that, she was with Selfoss in Iceland, and for Gotham FC in the NWSL. Marckese played college soccer at the University of Florida. Arsenal have needed another goalkeeper after Lydia Williams departed for PSG over the summer, and Hermione Cull, often on the teamsheet as an additional goalkeeper, left for London City Lionesses....
Jul 20, 2022
How Oleksandr Zinchenko will allow Mikel Arteta greater flexibility

How Oleksandr Zinchenko will allow Mikel Arteta greater flexibility

Photo by Matt McNulty - Manchester City/Manchester City FC via The Ukrainian’s arrival fills several missing pieces for Arsenal Oleksandr Zinchenko is set to become Arsenal’s second signing of the summer from Manchester City. That is notable because City are often seen as a guide for how Mikel Arteta will want Arsenal to play, a comparison perhaps borne out of slight laziness. The principles, though, are similar, and while there are some differences—for example, I think Arteta is both more pragmatic and has less desire to use a false nine than...

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