Arsenal's Key Men | Ramsey, Mertesacker & Özil Stats

Arsenal's Key Men | Ramsey, Mertesacker & Özil Stats

Arsenal have enjoyed a pretty solid season so far: firmly in the Premier League title race, still in the FA Cup and still (just) in the Champions League. The Gunners have had a number of outstanding performers from Laurent Koscielny to Wojciech Szczęsny but three of the truly great performers have been Aaron Ramsey, Per Mertesacker and Mesut Özil. Ramsey’s injury-troubled season has still seen him placed amongst the best Arsenal performers this season, whilst his German teammates have been …
With Walcott Missing From Rio, Two Managers Share One Dilemma | Stats

With Walcott Missing From Rio, Two Managers Share One Dilemma | Stats

Both Arsenal, and England were dealt major new year blows this week with the news attacker Theo Walcott will miss the next six months with cruciate ligament damage. The injury rules him out of the remaining domestic campaign, and the glittering World Cup in Brazil this coming summer. Walcott, who had only recently returned from a 2 month lay off following abdominal surgery in September, sustained the injury against arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup 3rd Round Tie on …
Arsenal's Season So Far: Top of the Table | Stats Review

Arsenal's Season So Far: Top of the Table | Stats Review

After a disastrous 3-1 opening day loss to Aston Villa, Arsenal have bounced back in an amazing and unexpected way to the top of the table going into the new year.  Now 20 games into the season, even the harshest Arsenal critic has to give them credit for what they have done this season.  The Gunners have shown a real resiliency and toughness that they have not had for a few seasons and it is really beginning to look like they will be near the top, if not at …
Mikel Arteta - Arsenal's Unsung Hero | Stats Analysis

Mikel Arteta - Arsenal's Unsung Hero | Stats Analysis

If you ask someone about the reasons behind Arsenal's strong start to this season, they'll probably tell you about Aaron Ramsey being on course for the POTY award, Mesut Özil having the most assists in the league or Olivier Giroud being a completely different footballer compared to last campaign. There'd also be some praise to the defensive formation, which seems to finally be much less sloppy than it used to be in the previous years. Of course, all of those praises …
Arsenal's Season So Far | Stats Analysis

Arsenal's Season So Far | Stats Analysis

After a disastrous start to the season with a 3-1 loss to Aston Villa, Arsenal are two points clear at the top of the table with 25 points from 11 games.  It's still only the first third of the season but, Arsenal are top at this point in the season for the first time in a long time.  While they are just coming off a loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford, Arsenal are off to their best start, through …
Arsenal's Start To The Season | The Stats So Far

Arsenal's Start To The Season | The Stats So Far

After a turbulent summer, Arsenal sit top of the league with 16 points from 7 games.  Although it is still early doors for the season, Arsenal sit top of the table for the first time in a few years and have been in great form this season.  Even with that awful result against Aston Villa on the opening day, Arsenal are off to their best start, after seven games, since 2007-2008.  In this article, I will analyse the teams defence, …
What Has Gone Wrong For Jack Wilshere? Stats compared to last season

What Has Gone Wrong For Jack Wilshere? Stats compared to last season

After Euro 2012, Jack Wilshere was painted as the saviour of English football, the player who would turn England into a team that could compete in international tournaments. Fast forward to now, that same player has suffered a loss of form that has led to him sitting on the bench for a crucial qualifier. He has also been the subject of controversy recently after being photographed with a cigarette outside a nightclub in London, which caused uproar within the press …
The early improvement of Olivier Giroud | Stats Comparison

The early improvement of Olivier Giroud | Stats Comparison

After a difficult first season in the Premier League, Olivier Giroud has had a much improved start to this season and that improvement is a big part of why Arsenal are top of the league heading into the international break.  Giroud was highly criticized after struggling in his first season at the Emirates but has really improved his game and is justifying the faith Arsene Wenger showed in him after Arsenal did not buy a big time striker this summer. …
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