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 …
Who should partner Ramsey in Arsenal's midfield? Stats Comparison

Who should partner Ramsey in Arsenal's midfield? Stats Comparison

After a shaky start to the season with a 3-1 loss to Aston Villa, Arsenal have bounced back to win their last eight matches largely due to the strong showings from their midfield.  One outstanding performer in that midfield has been Aaron Ramsey. Ramsey's goal scoring and over all play has been key to Arsenal's early success, but a major talking point for Arsenal fans has been who should play next to him?  The three options Arsenal have to pair …
Mikel Arteta - The Unsung Hero | Stats compared to Carrick

Mikel Arteta - The Unsung Hero | Stats compared to Carrick

Premier League Top Players So Far | Goal Scorers, Chance Creators, Assists, Possession Wins

Premier League Top Players So Far | Goal Scorers, Chance Creators, Assists, Possession Wins

Ball retention & recycling | Noble compared to Arteta, Allen, Dembele et al

Ball retention & recycling | Noble compared to Arteta, Allen, Dembele et al

Arsenal's star: Mikel Arteta compared to Michael Carrick | Stat Analysis

Arsenal's star: Mikel Arteta compared to Michael Carrick | Stat Analysis

If you asked James Bond to collect your Aston Martin from the dealership you’d back him to get it to you safely. I mean, he’s used to fighting terrorists, flying planes, and parachuting out of moving jets. The challenge of a sprightly sports car shouldn’t pose him too many problems. On the other hand, if your eighty-year-old grandmother was tasked with the same pickup, it's fair to say you’d be a little nervous. You’d trust Bond because he’s playing within …
Top 5 Midfield Passers so far 2012/13 | Stats Comparison

Top 5 Midfield Passers so far 2012/13 | Stats Comparison

Many people generalise a players passing stats and say how good a player is just on the number of passes he has made and how many passes he has completed, but there are many other factors that people do not tend to take into consideration. With that in mind this comparison not only looks at the general passing statistics but also compares where on the pitch the top 5 passers make their passes (own half of the pitch, attacking half …
Nuri Sahin Stats | Compared to Yaya, Modric, Arteta & Liverpool mids

Nuri Sahin Stats | Compared to Yaya, Modric, Arteta & Liverpool mids

These past few weeks the loan transfer of Nuri Sahin has been nothing short of a saga with the player first linked to Arsenal then supposed to be signing for Liverpool, with another u-turn to Arsenal and now it looks as if Liverpool may be capturing the player this weekend on a season long loan worth £2m plus 70% of his wages. There aren't many sources for Sahin stats and it's been difficult to be able to do a comparison …
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