The Transformation of Santi Cazorla at Arsenal

The Transformation of Santi Cazorla at Arsenal

A few seasons ago Arsenal bought their first ready made top top player in years.  He has helped change Arsenal and push them onto this new period where they are back to winning trophies and, they hope, to be competing for the league again.  No, that player isn't Mesut Ozil, it's Santi Cazorla.  Ozil came with the world class price tag and the world class name, but Arsenal's Spanish magician was the first of this string of top ready made …
Santi Cazorla vs Man City | Player Performance Analysis

Santi Cazorla vs Man City | Player Performance Analysis

After the horrific loss to Chelsea and the disappointing draw to Swansea, Arsenal needed some players to step up and steady the ship with a performance against Manchester City.  While they only ended up with a point, Arsenal put in a very good performance that they hope will help steady themselves.  The game was more than just the result as the team put in a really impressive performance against, arguably, the most talented team in the Premier League. One of …
Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

In what could be seen as a must win game for both sides, Tottenham welcome Arsenal to White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon. The North London rivals come into this game aiming for different things. Tottenham have had a difficult few weeks and will need a victory to consolidate their position in fifth place and keep within sniffing distance of the top four. Meanwhile Arsenal will need a win if they are to have any hope of staying in the …
Santi Cazorla vs Crystal Palace | Player Performance Analysis

Santi Cazorla vs Crystal Palace | Player Performance Analysis

Before going into a brutal run of games, Arsenal welcomed Crystal Palace to the Emirates for the first time.  While this game was against a relatively easy opponent, the three points were crucial for the Gunners.  While Palace were tough to break down, Arsenal eventually did get the breakthrough and won 2-0.  This moved Arsenal back to the top of the table and extended their unbeaten run to 10 games in all competitions. While Alex Oxlade Chamberlain is taking home most of the plaudits with his …
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal host Crystal Palace on Sunday, in a game that sees ex-Gunner Marouane Chamakh return to the Emirates for the first time since his departure. Crystal Palace have struggled away from home so far this season, scoring just 5 goals and winning just 2 of their 11 games away from Selhurst Park. They are also the lowest scorers in the Premier League, scoring just 15 goals and face an uphill task against an Arsenal team looking to go back to …
Arsenal 1 Spurs 0 | Comparisons | Cazorla V Paulinho, Giroud V Soldado

Arsenal 1 Spurs 0 | Comparisons | Cazorla V Paulinho, Giroud V Soldado

A 3rd goal in as many Premier League games from Olivier Giroud powered Arsenal to their 4th consecutive victory in all competitions and their 2nd consecutive victory in the Premier League. The 1 - 0 victory over North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur was also Arsenal's 101st Derby win. But it wasn't a cake-walk for them as the team had to toil and toil hard until the dying moments. Credit must be given to Tottenham for putting up a fight, albeit …
Arsenal 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

Arsenal 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

The transfer window has not even closed yet here was the first North London Derby of the season arriving earlier than normal. With Arsenal being fairly inactive in the transfer market leading up to this game whilst Spurs had set about significantly enhancing their squad, many will have viewed this game as potentially being more than just three points. This represented the opportunity to deliver a major psychological blow for Spurs if they won or for more of the same …
Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview | Team News, Stats & Odds

Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview | Team News, Stats & Odds

Tottenham head to the Emirates on Sunday three points ahead of their North London rivals after securing back to back 1-0 wins over Crystal Palace and Swansea with two penalty goals from record signing Roberto Soldado. Arsenal, on the other hand have recovered well after their opening day defeat to Aston Villa with an impressive 3-1 win over Fulham last weekend and will be eager to impress their home fans after their less than impressive start at The Emirates. Tottenham …
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