Player Performance Analysis | Laurent Koscielny Vs Everton

Player Performance Analysis | Laurent Koscielny Vs Everton

In a tough game versus high-flying Everton, leaders Arsenal didn't keep the ball as well as they usually had done so far this season.  This meant that the Arsenal defenders had to be up to the challenge of defending for longer periods and to stop quality players, like Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley.  While Arsenal were good overall defensively, Laurent Koscielny stood out in this game and was clearly up to the challenge. Everton really dominated Arsenal in the first …
Arsenal's Season So Far | Stats Analysis

Arsenal's Season So Far | Stats Analysis

After a disastrous start to the season with a 3-1 loss to Aston Villa, Arsenal are two points clear at the top of the table with 25 points from 11 games.  It's still only the first third of the season but, Arsenal are top at this point in the season for the first time in a long time.  While they are just coming off a loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford, Arsenal are off to their best start, through …
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. …
The Mertesacker & Koscielny Partnership | Arsenal Win / Loss Stats

The Mertesacker & Koscielny Partnership | Arsenal Win / Loss Stats

In March 2013, the Arsenal defence was struggling with the partnership of Per Mertesacker and captain Thomas Vermaelen. Vermaelen was in bad form all season, making six defensive errors, the most by any outfield player, and making a defensive error every 373 minutes. Arsene Wenger decided to change the team ahead of the second leg tie against Bayern Munich which included dropping Thomas Vermaelen - the captain - for Laurent Koscielny.  The pair of Mertesacker and Koscielny kept a clean …