Monthly Archives: April 2017

FM17 – Arsenal (November ’16)

The Champion’s League is where we start this month, with a trip to The Netherlands to face PSV. Although Ospina and Elneny get starts, we otherwise keep a strong line up, as we aim for top spot in the group. … Continue reading

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FM17 – Arsenal (October ’16)

With an international break coming up, we go with our first choice eleven for this one: West Ham 0-3 Arsenal It doesn’t take long to get a goal, with Coquelin scoring a decent effort from outside the box on 8 … Continue reading

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FM17 – Arsenal (September ’16)

Well, we were crap. Man City 1-0 Arsenal But although the match stats don’t look great, City only really had a couple of half chances. Most of their shots were from long range, and comfortably dealt with. But we were … Continue reading

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FM17 – Arsenal (August ’16)

Here we go then. We’ll start off in our default shape, with a team that’s as close to first choice as is possible. Michael Keane gets a debut in place of Koscielny. West Brom 1-1 Arsenal Well, that wasn’t very … Continue reading

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FM17 – Arsenal (Pre-Season ’16 Part 2)

I’m not going into any details about the preseason games. Eight games against very weak opponents. Needless to say, eight wins and plenty of goals. Match fitness raised, tactical awareness increased, and only a couple of minor knocks. That is, … Continue reading

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FM17 – Arsenal (Pre-Season ’16)

First up is a substantial investment in the backroom staff. We sign loads of people from coaches to physios, improving our staff no end. The Head of Youth Development is sacked for an eye-watering £3.1m and seriously upgraded. All’s well … Continue reading

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FM17 – Arsenal (Philosophies and Tactics)

The board have certain expectations… First off, they expect me to win the league. So this could be a one season run… They also have some philosophies to adhere to. Possession football, attacking football and develop young players. I don’t … Continue reading

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FM17 – Arsenal

It’s been eight long years since I’ve had a successful and enjoyable Football Manager save as Arsenal. In that time I’ve managed to have fun and win with teams such as Everton, Newcastle, Foggia, Celano, Tiverton Town and even West … Continue reading

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