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. …
Arsenal strikers: Lukas Podolski vs Olivier Giroud | Stats comparison

Arsenal strikers: Lukas Podolski vs Olivier Giroud | Stats comparison

Sixth-placed Arsenal head into this weekend’s fixture away to second-placed Manchester United on the back of a 1-0 win at home to Mark Hughes’ QPR side last weekend. However, the slight margin achieved late on after Rangers were reduced to 10 men, is merely a mask hiding the problems facing the Gunners. Arsenal’s recent run of form has left a lot for Arsene Wenger to ponder as it has become increasingly clear that they are struggling without the goals of …
Arrival of Lukas Podolski | What to Expect?

Arrival of Lukas Podolski | What to Expect?

While Arsenal fans begin to implode with silly season in full swing, the signing of Lukas Podolski has seemed somewhat forgotten under rumours of M'Vila, Llorente and the vicarious obsession with the Eden Hazard transfer special. 'Prinz Poldi' as he is lovingly dubbed by many in Germany, will be 27 by the time he joins up with the Arsenal squad after the Euros, further evidence of Wenger's shift away from the youth policy. Podolski began his career at FC Köln, …