The Value of Players with Top Final Third Passes | Stats Analysis

The Value of Players with Top Final Third Passes | Stats Analysis

We all have a good idea of who the most creative and clinical players are this current season and last season: players like David Silva, Juan Mata, Luka Modric and Robin Van Persie. By that we are referring to how good these players are at scoring goals, creating chances, contributing assists, putting in crosses etc. But let’s take a step back and find out, before they contribute to these seemingly important statistics, just how efficient they are in their teams as passers in the final …
Tactical Analysis: Arsenal 6 Southampton 1

Tactical Analysis: Arsenal 6 Southampton 1

Arsenal produced a fluid and dominant display as they dispatched a hapless, newly promoted, Southampton. The game ended 6-1 but was over when Podolski smashed home a 30th minute free-kick to make it 2-0. Line-Ups Arsenal set out a somewhat experimental front three, with Gervinho chosen to lead the line in the middle ahead of new signing Olivier Giroud. He was flanked by Lukas Podolski and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Arsenal played a 4-2-3-1 and had a wealth of attacking talent, with …
New Dawn at Emirates? | Arsenal Stats & Key Players Assessed

New Dawn at Emirates? | Arsenal Stats & Key Players Assessed

After all the pre-season worries and murmurs from fans, Arsenal have started the season brightly. The Gunners currently sit in 3rd place, 2 points off top and with the best goal difference in the league, helped by only conceding 1 goal so far. The new signings have bedded in with a varying degree of success; Lukas Podolski and Santi Cazorla have become integral parts to the side already, Olivier Giroud still needs a goal that will get the fanatical hype-driven …
Stoke 0 - 0 Arsenal | Profligate Gunners Remain Goalless | Stats

Stoke 0 - 0 Arsenal | Profligate Gunners Remain Goalless | Stats

Arsenal left the Britannia after a battling display with a well-earned point, but will be disappointed at not having bagged a goal and the 3 points. A point away to Stoke is a valuable one however, with the Potters only defeated at home a few times last season. Stoke started well and managed to put the ball past stand-in keeper Vito Mannone, but the goal was ruled offside. This appeared to wake Arsenal up and they began to dominate proceedings, …
Arsenal 0 Sunderland 0: Tactical Analysis

Arsenal 0 Sunderland 0: Tactical Analysis

With Van Persie departing for Man Utd and the transfer of Song to Barcelona confirmed also, its easy to jump to conclusions regarding Arsenal’s prospects this season particularly when both players were reportedly involved in over 60% of Arsenal’s goal last season. A goalless draw at home to Sunderland is unlikely to silence the doubters either. Yet whilst this was a disappointing opening day draw for Arsenal, it was a game which offered glimpses of the potential within the squad …
Arsenal 0 Sunderland 0 | Match Stats and Season Preview

Arsenal 0 Sunderland 0 | Match Stats and Season Preview

Arsenal kicked off life without Robin Van Persie and Alex Song with a rather dull draw against a disciplined Sunderland. Lukas Podolski started up front and battled hard but to no avail. It could be possible he has rarely faced such a packed defence, playing the majority of his football for a team who were battling relegation, and as a result he struggled. He only managed 2 shots and looked to link-up play more often than not. Santi Cazorla was pushed …
Arsenal Scouting Report: Santi Cazorla La Liga Stats 11/12

Arsenal Scouting Report: Santi Cazorla La Liga Stats 11/12

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