Searching the Stats: The Crossing Game

Avoiding the Bus
The modern state of the Premier League, particularly the gulf between the Top 6 and the rest of the division, means that lower ranked sides tend to play a familiar tactic against the top teams. Sitting deep and narrow, forcing the top-quality players in to unfamiliar wide spaces, where they can’t control the game.
Over the years this tactic has become more and more popular, “parking the bus” becoming an all too common phrase. Unfortunately, from an Arsenal perspective, the Gunners have been known to succumb to the tactic on many occasions, and have struggled to break down the ...
 
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