Middlesbrough vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Middlesbrough vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On April 17th, Middlesbrough host Arsenal in a match between two sides that look like they will fail to reach their objectives this season. With seven matches left, Middlesbrough are looking likely to be relegated.  As multiple Sunderland teams have taught us recently, it's not over until it's over, but with only seven games left and a six point gap to safety, it's looking unlikely for Middlesbrough.  Firing manager Aitor Karanka does not seem to have fixed their problems, as they've …
Alexis Sanchez: Arsenal's World Class Striker

Alexis Sanchez: Arsenal's World Class Striker

While Arsenal lost for the first time in 14 Premier League matches on Tuesday, Alexis Sanchez continued his fantastic start to the season with his 12th Premier League goal.  Sanchez has scored goals his entire Arsenal career, but mainly from the left or right wing.  This season though Arsene Wenger has deployed Sanchez from a central position and it has proved to be a stroke of genius so far. While Wenger has mainly deployed Sanchez wide in his first two …
Arsenal and Chelsea: What Went Wrong?

Arsenal and Chelsea: What Went Wrong?

The first week of the Premier League produced unconvincing starts for two of the strongest teams of this season – Chelsea and Arsenal. Chelsea – being the defending champions – were this close to losing their home game at Stamford Bridge to Swansea City. They managed to salvage a 2-2 draw and that was perhaps the only saving grace. According to the stats, no side has enjoyed more than Swansea's 10 shots on target at Chelsea since 2003. A major …
Hazard Vs Sanchez: A Statistical Comparison

Hazard Vs Sanchez: A Statistical Comparison

If you are a regular watcher of the Premier League, there are two names you will not have missed. Lighting it up at the Emirates Stadium for Arsenal is Alexis Sanchez and performing impeccably for the table-toppers Chelsea is Eden Hazard. As many have noted, when their respective teams looked off the boil, these two attacking midfielders have carried all the burden on their own shoulders. Being an important asset to their team, either of these players is a crucial …
Assessing Alexis Sanchez's impact at Arsenal

Assessing Alexis Sanchez's impact at Arsenal

When rumours first surfaced that Alexis Sanchez might be Arsenal-bound, Twitter and other social media blew up with excitement. Gunners fans were beside themselves that Barcelona's Chilean international might swap a utopian existence in Catalonia for a new challenge in London. However, their potential new-found joy was being tempered by the experience of another high-profile La Liga transfer in Mesut Ozil. The German was greeted with wild acclaim upon his arrival but it soon became clear that this World Cup …