Stroll In The Sun For Arsenal | Opta Stats

Stroll In The Sun For Arsenal | Opta Stats

Arsenal eased to a 3-0 victory over Aston Villa, thanks to goals from Kieran Gibbs, Theo Walcott and Mikel Arteta. It was a stroll in the sun for the Gunners and it took their winning run to seven Premier League matches – the club’s best sequence since October 2007. Arsenal began the match knowing nearest rivals Chelsea and Tottenham had played out a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge. The Gunners started slowly and Marc Albrighton had the first chance for …
Alex Song | Defensive midfielder? | Opta Stats

Alex Song | Defensive midfielder? | Opta Stats

Alexandre Dimitri Song Billong. A player who, a couple of years ago, was seen as little more than dead wood in the Arsenal squad. However, a few years and a hat full of outstanding performances later, Song stands as a testament of Wenger’s policy of faith in youth. But why is the Alex Song of today so different to earlier seasons? The main evaluation of Song’s season thus far is that he is no longer a true defensive midfielder, but …
Gunners Leave it Late...Again | Opta Stats Report

Gunners Leave it Late...Again | Opta Stats Report

Arsenal saw off the threat off Newcastle on Monday night courtesy of a 95th minute winner from Thomas Vermaelen. The Gunners are now the first team in Premiership history to win 4 games in a row after initially being behind in each one. The fact these wins came away to Sunderland and Liverpool and at the Emirates to Tottenham and Newcastle make the feat all the more impressive. The fact that we were 2-0 down to Tottenham until the 35th …
A Look At Arsenal New Guys via Opta Stats | Per Mertesacker

A Look At Arsenal New Guys via Opta Stats | Per Mertesacker

The summer before this season commenced has been unanimously declared a disaster by all associated with the Arsenal. The messy departures of Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas stripped the club of their two most creative talents and Gael Clichy's refusal to renew his contract meant we were short in the left-back area. Welcome high-profile departures came in the form of Eboue, Traore, Denilson, Bendtner and Vela, albeit only the former two sold completely. Of course it wouldn't be Arsenal unless …
Arsenal FC | Are Midfield Problems Exaggerated?

Arsenal FC | Are Midfield Problems Exaggerated?

Arsene Wenger, as expected, decided to not delve into the transfer market and replenish a squad that has appeared fatigued and out of sorts in recent weeks. The 0-0 draw with Bolton mid-week highlighted the areas of the squad that many fans have been calling for Wenger to strengthen. Lack of depth in the wings and up front has become very noticeable as the first team have struggled to break down teams and there is no one on the bench …
Arsenal 1 MUFC 2 | Wenger Outwitted

Arsenal 1 MUFC 2 | Wenger Outwitted

Arsenal succumbed to their third defeat in a row in the Premiership, despite equalising through Robin Van Persie, as United rather comfortably overcame their opponents. Sir Alex Ferguson lined his team up in the counter-attacking style he normally deploys against Arsenal. Their exploitation of the wings paid dividends and Ferguson's quick reactions to any changes Wenger made ensured his team came away with the victory. On Arsenal's right flank, John Djourou had a nightmare of a game against the tricky …
Arsenal Stats | Mid-Season Review

Arsenal Stats | Mid-Season Review

After the worst start to a season in their Premier League history, Arsenal have recovered remarkably well, steadily climbing up the table from a lowly 17th to 5th place and one point off the hotly contested Champions League places. Many fans point to the 5-3 victory over Chelsea as the turning point this season for the Gunners and rightly so, the team appeared to have a new-found belief and that inferiority complex that seemed to plague the team when playing …
Fulham vs Arsenal | Stats Report

Fulham vs Arsenal | Stats Report

Fulham vs Arsenal Wenger’s proverbial handbrake was on full strength as 10-man Arsenal surrendered a 1-0 lead towards the end of an exciting match at Craven Cottage through a series of defensive mistakes as the severity of their full-back crisis hit home. [caption id="attachment_7864" align="aligncenter" width="551" caption="Taken from EPLIndex.com's New Feature - Quick Stats"][/caption] Arsenal carved multiple chances in the first half, creating 9 shots on target, as Gervinho and Ramsey posed the Fulham defence many problems. The Ivorian’s already …
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