Should Kieran Gibbs be Given a Run in the First Team at Arsenal?

Should Kieran Gibbs be Given a Run in the First Team at Arsenal?

Arsenal have recovered from taking only one point from their opening two matches and they are now being talked about as potential title contenders. They have been nearly at that level for the last few years, but their squad is now mature and they could finally be about to deliver the title that supporters are desperate for. The left-back position is one of the weaker in the side, which is why the performance of Kieran Gibbs was so encouraging on …
Luke Shaw | An Analytical Review of England's Newest Prospect

Luke Shaw | An Analytical Review of England's Newest Prospect

The 2012/13 English Premier League season has showcased an array of talent since the beginning of the season, and one player who has attracted an acute interest from all observers is Southampton Football Club's young full back Luke Shaw. Shaw has experienced a prodigious rise in stature during the last 8 months. Accelerated through the Saints' youth academy, he has apparently integrated into the Southampton team with confidence. Since his début, a 9-minute cameo at West Brom, he has appeared in …
Arsenal Statistical Comparison: Kieran Gibbs vs Andre Santos

Arsenal Statistical Comparison: Kieran Gibbs vs Andre Santos

As Arsenal fans know the player that the club has missed the most recently has been Kieran Gibbs. With Gibbs having been out injured, Andre Santos has come in but has come under a lot of scrutiny with some of his performances. This piece will look at a number of statistics comparing the two left backs, and leave it up to the reader to decide how much Arsenal have missed Kieran Gibbs. The stats have come from the 7 league …