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 …
Why Manchester United Need a Central Midfielder Now More Than Ever

Why Manchester United Need a Central Midfielder Now More Than Ever

As pre-season continues, the almost annual cry for Manchester United to sign a new midfielder has been ringing in the ears of all Premier League fans. For several years, this cry has fallen on deaf ears as Sir Alex Ferguson decided what he had was good enough and decided not to purchase a central midfielder. This year there is no Sir Alex Ferguson, Paul Scholes has retired and David Moyes is in need of a marquee signing.  Many have felt …
Fabregas or Modric? Who would be better for Manchester United?

Fabregas or Modric? Who would be better for Manchester United?

As his first move as Manchester United manager, David Moyes seems to have made it his priority to improve Manchester United's midfield with a marquee signing.  It seems that Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas is Moyes' number one target with Real Madrid's Luka Modric as his second option. Both are world class players, but which one would do better for United in the Premier League?  Both have played in the Premier League recently before moving to La Liga, so each's last season in …
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 …
Which Players Score The Most From Outside The Box? | Last 5 Seasons

Which Players Score The Most From Outside The Box? | Last 5 Seasons

This article looks at which players have scored the highest percentage of their goals from outside of the area in the last 5 seasons. To be included in the comparison each player had to have scored a minimum of 5 goals during that season, apart from this season when they had to have scored a minimum of 2 goals. 2008/2009 Stats Mikel Arteta scored 60% of his goals during the 2008/2009 season from outside the box, which was the most …
Arsenal Coping Without Cesc and Jack?

Arsenal Coping Without Cesc and Jack?

Arsenal FC – what a ride it has been for this football club this season. Last season was one that promised so much and delivered so little. Arsenal were knocked out of Champions League and the FA Cup within a week, and losing in spectacular fashion to Birmingham in the Carling Cup final ended their hopes of doing the "quadruple". To top it all, they had a disastrous summer where, instead of strengthening the team, they lost captain Cesc Fabregas …
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