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Llew Davies

Étienne Capoue; Just What Arsenal Need

Mikel Arteta, Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla. That midfield trio, on paper, is one of the most technically gifted, creative and exciting midfield trios there is in World football. At times, it’s certainly painted that idealistic picture, but it doesn’t possess the balance, nor the physicality, to be regarded definitively as one of the best […]

Sebastian Rode – The Bundesliga’s Blonde Bombshell

Sebastian Rode – The Bundesliga’s Blonde Bombshell

Full Name: Sebastian Rode Age: 22 (11th October, 1990) Club: Eintracht Frankfurt Nationality: Germany Position: Central Midfield The Bundesliga has harboured many a footballing talent. It has done so for the past half a century. From the legendary Franz Beckenbauer to the recent emergence of teenage sensation Mario Götze, it’s a proven hotbed for annoyingly talented players. The conveyor-belt isn’t stopping […]

Zlatan Ibrahimović – Talismanic, Symbolic, Simply Ibra

Zlatan Ibrahimović – Talismanic, Symbolic, Simply Ibra

The Eiffel Tower isn’t the only national icon casting a shadow over PSG’s Parc des Princes, not now that Zlatan Ibrahimović troublesome ego’s turned up in France’s capital. He only joined PSG for €20 million this Summer, but Paris Saint-Germain and Ligue 1 are already experiencing the ‘Ibra effect’… It was a transfer which reaffirmed […]

Conte Faces 15-Month Ban As Scandal Strikes Italy

Conte Faces 15-Month Ban As Scandal Strikes Italy

Italian football is its own entity. It always has been and will be for the foreseeable future. Scandal has always been a substantial undercurrent within the Italian game. From the 1980 Totonero scandal to the more recent 2006 Calicipoli debacle. It’s a country in which slanderous affairs are rife. The latest scandal, involving none less than Juventus’ scudetto-winning manager Antonio […]

Squad Depth Will Be Key As Injuries Hit Arsenal Hard

Arsenal and Injuries, two words which have gone hand-in-hand over recent seasons. It’s part and parcel of the modern game, though, and clubs are making steps to combat such squad issues. Some clubs go down the uncertain path of promoting youth – a policy which Arsène Wenger has been all too fond of – while […]

Klopp: “Reus’ Cheap At €17.5 million” – Here’s Why…

It’s been an exciting, almost magical couple of years at Borussia Dortmund. The Deutscher Meister have been a revelation over the past three seasons, and, in the process, taken many people by surprise. No one could have predicted the uprising in the Ruhr valley, an uprising which was non-existent when the club were on the brink of […]

7 Reserve Team Players Travel To The Far East As Arsène Explores His Options

With the Barclays Premier League season lurking on the ever-nearing horizon, Arsenal have stepped up their pre-season preparations. After the majority of Arsène Wenger’s first-team squad returned to training last week, Arsenal will fly out to Malaysia today to reconcile with the vast ranks of Asian Gooners, as well as test themselves against three testing […]