RACE to Goals Model – The Defence

RACE to Goals Model – The Defence

Prior to the season starting, I introduced the RACE to Goals Model, which you can find here, and I suggest you have a read of that before you continue with this one if you want to have a full description of the different metrics and how they are calculated. Essentially, I am looking at the same metrics, but this time flipped to a defensive point of view, so the rate of shots conceded, the Defensive Efficiency, and the conversion of …
EPL Manager Index | Wenger, Pellegrini, Villas Boas and Martinez climb

EPL Manager Index | Wenger, Pellegrini, Villas Boas and Martinez climb

Ok so Week 8 won't go down as a classic Premier League week but there are still plenty of talking points for the Manager Impact Index. Before I forget, i'd like to welcome Gus Poyet to the Index and we'll catch up with his performance later. The difficulty with the Index in the early weeks was that a manager could be in 20th place, have a good week and climb up to the top 5.  This was an unavoidable side …
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 4 Norwich 1 | Match Report and Stats Analysis

Arsenal 4 Norwich 1 | Match Report and Stats Analysis

Santi Cazorla recovered from an ankle injury to slot into the Arsenal starting XI for their clash against Norwich on the weekend. Bacary Sagna replaced Carl Jenkinson, after picking up a knock and star man Mesut Özil also recovered from a minor knock to feature against the Canaries. Olivier Giroud continued to lead the line. The only change for Norwich came in the form of £5m summer signing Gary Hooper, making his first full start for Norwich, replacing Ricky Van …
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, …
Can Arsenal's Squad Cope With Their Tricky Upcoming Fixtures?

Can Arsenal's Squad Cope With Their Tricky Upcoming Fixtures?

After a summer that looked like it would bring no big signings and a disastrous first game of the season, Arsenal currently sit atop of the Premier League. The signing of Mesut Ozil, the form of Aaron Ramsey and the goal scoring exploits of Olivier Giroud have helped Arsenal to make most people forget the nightmare on the first day at the Emirates. Strong away wins at Fulham and Sunderland as well as a derby win at home to Spurs …
Gunners Panicking? Who can Arsenal Bring in?

Gunners Panicking? Who can Arsenal Bring in?

After Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at home to Aston Villa, Arsenal are now in a position that has been inevitable for the last few weeks. The Gunners are attempting to strengthen their squad with late bids before the transfer window closes. In most cases, a single defeat cannot suffice a panic situation, but Arsenal are a different matter. Fans who were promised that a large sum of money was available, have been disappointed to see the only player come into Arsenal …
Scouting Report: Arsenal | Stats & In Depth Tactical Analysis

Scouting Report: Arsenal | Stats & In Depth Tactical Analysis

As the 2012/13 Premier League season draws to a close Martin Lewis looks at Arsenal this week in his Scouting Report. Not only will Arsenal supporters find this interesting but Newcastle and maybe even Spurs supporters will want to know more about their rivals for that fourth place spot. [box_light]N.B. Please note that the writing style in this scouting report is written specifically as a scouting report. It is not written as an article as we would normally publish.[/box_light] Initial …
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