What Cech's move could mean for Arsenal

What Cech's move could mean for Arsenal

With Petr Cech's move to Arsenal being finalized, Arsenal can hope benefit greatly from the world-class goal keeper. After spending years with mediocre quality keepers, it is indeed a move that will transform the Gunners as far as the goalkeeping is concerned. It will also instill a sense of confidence among the players, as they'll know that they have a solid goalkeeper to rely on. Arsenal have faced issues with their goalkeeping for a long time now. After David Seaman, …
Szczesny V Fabianski V Almunia | True Lies

Szczesny V Fabianski V Almunia | True Lies

Over the last few years, the words Goalkeepers and Arsenal have rarely been used in a positive sense in the same sentence.  But the recent emergence of Wojciech Szczesny has evoked a sense of stability and confidence, at least amongst the Gooner ranks. In this post I want to look at some stats to see whether facts corroborate the perceived gulf in class between the supposedly God-awful Almunia, the horrific-to-heroic Fabianski, and superstar-in-the-making Szczesny. The above table covers a number …
Manchester United v Arsenal Preview

Manchester United v Arsenal Preview

Gone are the days of the fierce rivalry that used to make this a mouth watering matchup with multiple flashpoints including over exaggerated diving, pizza throwing, unpunished violent conduct, title clinchers and last minute penalty failures to name but a few. Now it's a mothballing contest, no more Keane v Vieira in the middle of the park but a genuine contest between Anderson and Ramsey. This is the case across the park with the exception of Evra of course. Arsenal …
Third Time Lucky | Arsenal goalkeeper 10/11 stats

Third Time Lucky | Arsenal goalkeeper 10/11 stats

Last season saw Arsenal start the campaign with Manuel Almunia in goal. We spent most of the summer being heavily linked with a move for Fulham’s goalkeeper, Mark Schwarzer, but Arsenal declined to increase our initial offer (as only we do) and we decided to persevere with the Spaniard. Little did we know that Almunia would only go on to play 720 minutes between the sticks in The Premier League. So where did it all go wrong for Almunia statistically? It appears …