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Scolari and his attacking issues, Nmecha’s potential impact, Real’s latest wunderkind and how good is Timber?

It’s Friday’s final newsletter of the week – full of analysis, scouting and tactics! Come and fill up on your football knowledge – follow the Total Football Analysis page, join the newsletter squad and make us part of your day every day.

Luiz Filipe Scolari is out of retirement and in charge of Atlético Mineiro in Brazil right now – but, they are struggling to score goals. Sakhu Mpofo dives deep into this issue, looking at the tactics and principles being used to see if he can spot the problem.

Borussia Dortmund have signed Felix Nmecha from Wolfsburg – Luis Kircher looks at the impact he could have on Edin Terzic’s side.

Arsenal have been active in the transfer market already this summer as they look to close the gap to City and keep the others at bay – Ahmed ElDaly looks at how the additions of Havertz, Rice and Timber will transform Arteta’s tactical system.

Alexander Blessin is a coach with a top reputation and he’s the new man in charge at Union Saint-Gilloise – therefore our Belgian football expert Brandon Liss looks at what he will bring to the forward-thinking club.

This month sees the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 take place and we are tactically previewing every single team in the tournament (yes, all 32 of them) helping you understand how each team plays and who are the key players to look out for. At 314 pages, this is our biggest magazine yet and it is the only guide to the tournament you need – and it is 100% free of charge to everyone.

Real Madrid have beaten bitter rivals Barcelona to the signature of 18 y/o Turkish talent Arda Güler – our scout report from one year ago aimed to determine just how good Fenerbahçe’s ‘future world star’ was.

Ajax’s Jurrien Timber looks North London-bound, Lorihanna Balabanova profiled the Dutch defender in our TFA 22 for 22 magazine.

Granit Xhaka joins Jonas Hofmann, Arthur and Alejandro Grimaldo in making the move to Bayer Leverkusen this summer. How can they contribute to Xabi Alonso’s project next season? Recently, we analysed how the legendary midfielder is reviving the libero role at BayArena.

Oihan Sancet bagged his first goal for Spain U21s in their 5-1 thrashing of Ukraine in the U21 Euro semi-final – we recently analysed Athletic Club’s newest attacking star.

That’s it for this week – we are back at the same time Monday. Spread the word!

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