Player Performance Analysis | Olivier Giroud Vs Norwich City

Player Performance Analysis | Olivier Giroud Vs Norwich City

The topic on everyone’s lips at the moment must be that wonder goal from Arsenal against Norwich on Saturday. Easily an early contender for goal of the season, this was not your typical 30-yard thunderbolt or acrobatic overhead kick, but one of the most sublime team goals you will ever see. A move including the returning Cazorla, the focus of this article Olivier Giroud and finished off by Wilshere; it had the Norwich defence in shock, whilst everyone else dumbfounded. …
Arsenal's Start To The Season | The Stats So Far

Arsenal's Start To The Season | The Stats So Far

After a turbulent summer, Arsenal sit top of the league with 16 points from 7 games.  Although it is still early doors for the season, Arsenal sit top of the table for the first time in a few years and have been in great form this season.  Even with that awful result against Aston Villa on the opening day, Arsenal are off to their best start, after seven games, since 2007-2008.  In this article, I will analyse the teams defence, …
The early improvement of Olivier Giroud | Stats Comparison

The early improvement of Olivier Giroud | Stats Comparison

After a difficult first season in the Premier League, Olivier Giroud has had a much improved start to this season and that improvement is a big part of why Arsenal are top of the league heading into the international break.  Giroud was highly criticized after struggling in his first season at the Emirates but has really improved his game and is justifying the faith Arsene Wenger showed in him after Arsenal did not buy a big time striker this summer. …
Swansea 1 Arsenal 2 | Formation Stats Info-Graphic

Swansea 1 Arsenal 2 | Formation Stats Info-Graphic

Arsenal made it five Premier League wins in a row against Swansea at The Liberty Stadium as they moved two points clear at the top of the league. Star signing Mesut Ozil was quiet in the game but Arsenal showed that their squad does not lack depth with youngster Serge Gnabry snatching his opportunity by scoring the first and the in-form Aaron Ramsey scoring his fourth Premier League goal of the season making him joint top scorer in the league. …
Ramsey shines as Özil makes a bright debut | Stats Analysis

Ramsey shines as Özil makes a bright debut | Stats Analysis

Arsenal powered their way to the top of the league (momentarily) with a clinical performance away from home against Sunderland. An early goal by this season's leading goal scorer Olivier Giroud, from an assist provided by new signing *wait for it* Mesut Özil, laid the foundation of The Gunners' victory. A brace by Welshman Aaron Ramsey (who is the joint highest goal scorer in all competitions for Arsenal this season with 5 goals) sealed what was a well-deserved victory for …
Is Özil the Answer or a Mask for Deficiencies in the Arsenal Squad? Stats

Is Özil the Answer or a Mask for Deficiencies in the Arsenal Squad? Stats

The 2013 summer transfer deadline day certainly lived up to its Sky Sports billing, as Arsenal sent tongues wagging and eyebrows rising, with the capture of a genuine top class talent in Germany’s Mesut Özil. It was not just the quality of the acquisition that caught the attention of the world’s media but the price tag, with Wenger finally succumbing to supporters wishes by spending a whopping €50 million (or £42.5 million) to secure the services of the talented playmaker. …
Sunderland Vs Arsenal | Pre-match 13/14 Player Performance Comparisons

Sunderland Vs Arsenal | Pre-match 13/14 Player Performance Comparisons

Arsenal's victory over local rivals Tottenham Hotspurs was followed by the acquisition of the German playmaker Mesut Özil for a club-record fee of 42.5 million pounds. Sunderland's last game ended in a resounding 3-1 defeat away from home against the newly promoted Crystal Palace. After the international break, the Premier League resumes this weekend with some very important fixtures. Lingering at 19th in the league table with a solitary point, Sunderland prepare to host Arsenal, who on the back of …
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 …
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