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 …
What went wrong for Andrey Arshavin? Stats Comparison

What went wrong for Andrey Arshavin? Stats Comparison

Russian playmaker Andrei Arshavin has today completed the move back to the club where it all started for him in Russia after finalising the switch from the Emirates Stadium to Zenit St Petersburg on a free transfer.  After originally signing for the Gunners in January 2009 for a reported £15 million, he found himself enduring a topsy turvy career under Arsene Wenger, culminating in his temporary departure to Zenit on loan in January 2012. But he is now officially returning …
Arséne Wengers Six Pack | The British Core Sized Up | Arsenal Stats

Arséne Wengers Six Pack | The British Core Sized Up | Arsenal Stats

When home-grown talent to likes of Carl Jenkinson, Kieran Gibbs, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott signed a contract extension at the Emirates, Arséne Wenger had said that it was his dream to form a British Core and that the 6 men will bring back the glory days for Arsenal. [caption id="attachment_31382" align="aligncenter" width="540"] Going for Glory? (Thanks to @mikesanz19 for image)[/caption] Everyone had high hopes for these players and they were expected to play a pivotal part …
Sunderland vs Arsenal - Tactical Analysis

Sunderland vs Arsenal - Tactical Analysis

Arsenal earn an important three points with a slender victory which should have been more comfortable than the score-line, and the last ten or so minutes of the game, suggested. When these two sides met early in the season, Arsenal dominated the game but failed to find the breakthrough against a deep-lying Sunderland side. A similar pattern developed here with Arsenal in the ascendency and enjoying 61% possession but this time they found a way past the inspired goalkeeping of Mignolet. …