What the English Premier League has missed: Cesc Fabregas | 09-10 Stats

What the English Premier League has missed: Cesc Fabregas | 09-10 Stats

There has been increasing speculation over the possible transfer of Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona back to the English premier league. Rumours that both Manchester United and Arsenal are both currently tracking the player and Cesc himself could be interested in moving back to England. The recent news of the Brazilian forward Neymar finalising his move from Santos to Barcelona, has heightened the speculation over the Spanish Internationals future as his game time could be further reduced. Fabregas signed for Arsenal …
Is Ashley Williams a suitable fit for Arsenal? 12/13 Stats

Is Ashley Williams a suitable fit for Arsenal? 12/13 Stats

With the injury to Laurent Koscielny during Arsenal’s pre-season tour to Japan and Vermaelen out for 3 months with a back injury, the need for a back up defender has apparently seen Arsenal re-new their interest in Ashley Williams. But is the Welsh captain a suitable fit for the Champions League side? In recent years Arsenal have struggled defensively as silly mistakes cost the Gunners valuable points over the season, thus derailing a chance of a title challenge. The recruitment …
Luiz Gustavo | Arsenal midfield's Missing Player?

Luiz Gustavo | Arsenal midfield's Missing Player?

Luiz Gustavo looks to set to leave European Champions Bayern Munich and become Arsenal’s first senior signing of the summer after a £17.2m bid was accepted. Is the Brazilian midfielder the missing link for Arsenal to enter the title race? With the arrival of Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich and a change of system to 4-1-4-1 from the 4-2-3-1 with two defensive midfielders,  Luiz Gustavo always looked to be the inevitable departure from an over-bloated midfield this summer. Adding Thiago …
Ramsey & Cazorla Justifying Wenger's Faith in the 'thin' Squad | Stats Vs Fulham

Ramsey & Cazorla Justifying Wenger's Faith in the 'thin' Squad | Stats Vs Fulham

Arsenal finally got off the mark in the Premier League this weekend courtesy of Podolski's deadly double and Giroud's 2nd goal in 2 games. The match against Fulham was however won in the mid-field. The trio of Ramsey, Rosicky and Cazorla formed an effective partnership and controlled the game right from the start. With the victory, Arsenal became the first team to have won 100 London derby games, an achievement that they can better against traditional rivals Spurs this Sunday. …
Theo Walcott - Rising to Prominence! | Stats Comparison

Theo Walcott - Rising to Prominence! | Stats Comparison

Well-known for his blistering pace, good balance, movement and technique, Theo Walcott is one of the most exciting players to watch and is a very difficult player to defend against. For these reasons, he has been likened to  club-hero and all-time leading goal-scorer Thierry Henry by many, including long-serving manager Arséne Wenger. Pep Guardiola said that "you would need a pistol to stop Walcott" after a Champions league match, a testament to the player's blistering speed. Lionel Messi described him …
Giroud Vs RVP 08/09: Do Arsenal Already Have a Top Striker? Stats & Tactics

Giroud Vs RVP 08/09: Do Arsenal Already Have a Top Striker? Stats & Tactics

Having enjoyed two fruitful pre-season outings for Arsenal already, Olivier Giroud will be hoping to secure his place in the starting line up for the beginning of the season as Arsenal attempt to replace the gaping hole left by the departure of Robin Van Persie last summer. Last season proved to be a difficult one for him, frustrating the crowd by giving the ball away cheaply, and also experiencing a barren spell of over 5 hours without a goal and finished with …
The Evolution of Theo Walcott | Stat Analysis

The Evolution of Theo Walcott | Stat Analysis

Ever since I can remember, there was something special about Theo Walcott. His emergence at Southampton sparked a bidding war that ended up with the then-17-year-old Theo signing for Arsenal. Labelled as one of the most talented British players, Walcott continued to improve under Arsene Wenger. Walcott's last season was a mix up of great performances and some troubles with his contract renewal. Tired of being deployed on the wing, Theo decided he was ready to leave Arsenal unless he …
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 …
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