Stats Comparison: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain vs Raheem Sterling

Stats Comparison: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain vs Raheem Sterling

With all the money that is being spent on older, proven foreign talent in the Premier League, it is nice to see two young Englishmen like Alex Oxlade Chamberlain and Raheem Sterling thriving in two of the top teams.  Both teams have not started the season the way they would have wanted.  With Arsenal down in sixth and Liverpool languishing down in 11th, both teams will not have a whole lot of positives from the early part of the season, …
Walcott Return Set Back Two Weeks - But Do Arsenal Actually Miss Him?

Walcott Return Set Back Two Weeks - But Do Arsenal Actually Miss Him?

Arsene Wenger confirmed on Monday that Walcott has suffered a setback in his return from injury and will be out for yet another two weeks. This kind of luck, or lack of it, is becoming quite typical for the gunners whenever a player seems like he may be on the brink of return. However, in the current set of circumstances it’s not quite as disastrous as it may usually have been. Even with Podolski, Chamberlain and Diaby all serving long …
Arsenal Season Stats Review 2011/2012 | The Midfield & Front Three

Arsenal Season Stats Review 2011/2012 | The Midfield & Front Three

A look back at Arsenal's 2011/2012 season continues with a look at the midfield trio we've deployed throughout the season and the changes in the front 3. Articles on the defence and mid-way point in the season are on the site as well. Midfield There were plenty of changes in the midfield with the departure of Fabregas and Nasri along with Wilshere's season ending injury, the return of Ramsey and the new-guy in the form of Mikel Arteta. We also …
England's Best XI | Part 2 : Midfield | Opta Stats Analysis

England's Best XI | Part 2 : Midfield | Opta Stats Analysis

With the goalkeeper and defence already chosen for England’s best XI (Full England Defence Article Here) we will now look at what England’s best midfield would be for Euro 2012. We have again given the player who came out on top in each section of the comparison 5 points, the player who came second 3 points and the player that came third 1 point and then added up the totals. We have used Opta statistics from the 2011/2012 season up …
Arsenal vs Chelsea | Gunners Look to Bounce Back | Stats Preview

Arsenal vs Chelsea | Gunners Look to Bounce Back | Stats Preview

If the visit of Chelsea to the Emirates wasn't important enough in the race for the final 2  Champions League spots, Arsenal's defeat to Wigan on Monday night means that where a draw could well have sufficed, a win is of the utmost importance. While Arsenal will be the fresher of the two sides, Chelsea have a vital factor heading into the game though; momentum. Having thrashed Spurs and managed to escape an onslaught from Barcelona with a 1-0 victory, …
Arsenal 7 Blackburn 1 | Opta Stats Report

Arsenal 7 Blackburn 1 | Opta Stats Report

The feel good factor returned to the Emirates this afternoon where Arsenal thrashed a 10-man Blackburn Rovers 7-1. Arsenal dominated from the start, with Robin Van Persie opening the scoring shortly after one minute. As is the norm for Arsenal though, they allowed Blackburn to equalize with their first shot, a fantastic Morten Gamst Pedersen free-kick right into the top corner. Van Persie restored Arsenal's lead before unleashing the exciting Oxlade-Chamberlain to make it 3-1 before half-time. Steve Kean's team …
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 | North London Derby

Arsenal | North London Derby

After a poor start to the season, Arsenal has strung together three wins in a row in all competitions. They might not have been wins against top clubs (Shrewsbury, 3-1, Carling Cup), against full-sided squads (Bolton, 3-0, Premier League) or even convincing wins (Olympiacos, 2-1, Champions). There were a few milestones and firsts for the Gunners in September. Robin Van Persie scored his 100th goal while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain opened his scoring campaign in his full Champions League debut. Since the …