Is Ashley Williams a suitable fit for Arsenal? 12/13 Stats

Is Ashley Williams a suitable fit for Arsenal? 12/13 Stats

With the injury to Laurent Koscielny during Arsenal’s pre-season tour to Japan and Vermaelen out for 3 months with a back injury, the need for a back up defender has apparently seen Arsenal re-new their interest in Ashley Williams. But is the Welsh captain a suitable fit for the Champions League side? In recent years Arsenal have struggled defensively as silly mistakes cost the Gunners valuable points over the season, thus derailing a chance of a title challenge. The recruitment …
Lies and Statistics: Arsenal's dominant defenders

Lies and Statistics: Arsenal's dominant defenders

Arsenal has one of the worst defenses in the league... ….Arsenal has the best starting defenders in Europe Arsenal’s defense lets them down in big games...  …Arsenal’s starting defense was undefeated against top 8 sides last year Arsenal ships too many goals… ...Arsenal’s preferred defensive unit conceded the fewest goals per game in recent Premier League history The negative generalizations listed above probably sound pretty damn familiar to Arsenal fans. Every time we turn on TalkSport or ESPN FC Press …
QPR vs Arsenal | Tactical & Opta Statistical Preview

QPR vs Arsenal | Tactical & Opta Statistical Preview

Arsenal go into this game as the form team in the Premiership, having won 7 games on the trot for the first time since the Invincibles season. The return of key players and confidence throughout the team has brought back some breathtaking football to the side and at times they have looked unbeatable. QPR looked to have turned a corner in their fight for Premiership survival after coming from 2 goals down against Liverpool to win 3-2. They followed that …
Liverpool 1 Arsenal 2 | Efficient Gunners Victorious | Stats Report

Liverpool 1 Arsenal 2 | Efficient Gunners Victorious | Stats Report

Arsenal walked away from Anfield with 3 points after a real smash and grab performance courtesy of 2 goals from Robin Van Persie, gaining control of the race for 4thplace and going 10 points ahead of Liverpool who will be cursing their wastefulness in front of goal. The home side hit the post twice and missed a penalty in the first half, taking advantage of Arsenal’s appalling defending. They went ahead through a Laurent Koscielny own goal before Van Persie …
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