Premier League Midfield Engines: Toure, Henderson, Fabregas, Ramsey compared

Premier League Midfield Engines: Toure, Henderson, Fabregas, Ramsey compared

Last season was a perfect example of how teams are in need of at least one box-to-box midfield engine that has the well-rounded ability to influence play at both ends of the field. Yaya Toure had arguably his best season in a Man City shirt, finishing as their top scorer and helping them win the league. Jordan Henderson made huge strides last year for Liverpool and was widely regarded as the most improved player in the Premier League. Arsenal looked …
Arsenal 2013/14 Season Review

Arsenal 2013/14 Season Review

After scraping back into the Champions League on the last day of 2012-2013 season, Arsenal fans hoped to push on and improve. Arsenal had a very eventful season with some very high highs and some very low lows.  The North London club once again finished fourth, once again were knocked out in the round of 16 in the Champions League, but they finally broke the nine year trophy drought that has been hanging over them with an FA Cup victory. …
Arsenal v Hull City FA Cup Final Preview | Key Men Stats and Team News

Arsenal v Hull City FA Cup Final Preview | Key Men Stats and Team News

Back in its rightful place on the last day of the season (although not at 3pm), it is FA Cup final weekend with Arsenal hoping to finally have some joy in a cup final at the new Wembley and Hull looking to win their first ever major competition. This is a massive match for Arsenal and Arsene Wenger after 9 years with no trophy firmly hanging over them. Wenger will be happy with Arsenal’s form heading into the match though, …
Arsenal's Key Men | Ramsey, Mertesacker & Özil Stats

Arsenal's Key Men | Ramsey, Mertesacker & Özil Stats

Arsenal have enjoyed a pretty solid season so far: firmly in the Premier League title race, still in the FA Cup and still (just) in the Champions League. The Gunners have had a number of outstanding performers from Laurent Koscielny to Wojciech Szczęsny but three of the truly great performers have been Aaron Ramsey, Per Mertesacker and Mesut Özil. Ramsey’s injury-troubled season has still seen him placed amongst the best Arsenal performers this season, whilst his German teammates have been …
Aaron Ramsey | Player Performance Analysis Vs Cardiff City

Aaron Ramsey | Player Performance Analysis Vs Cardiff City

Aaron Ramsey returned home to the club that gave him the chance to be the next world class midfielder and put in a performance worthy of awe all around. Ramsey scored two goals against his old club, a perfect return where both player and fans had huge respect for each other, so much so that when Ramsey didn't celebrate scoring his goals, the Cardiff fans gave him a round of applause and chanted his name. In a time when footballers …
Cardiff City 0 Arsenal 3 | Formation Stats Info-Graphic

Cardiff City 0 Arsenal 3 | Formation Stats Info-Graphic

Arsenal continued their excellent form as they defeated Cardiff City 3-0 at the Cardiff City Stadium. It was Cardiff old boy Aaron Ramsey that stole the show with two goals and created three chances for his side. In a lovely moment Ramsey showed respect for his former side by refusing to celebrate either of his goals and the Cardiff faithful reciprocated with applause for their former hero. Mesut Ozil was the other stand out performer creating four chances for his …
Arsenal Vs Southampton Preview | Stats, Team News & Key Men

Arsenal Vs Southampton Preview | Stats, Team News & Key Men

Top of the table Arsenal face an in-form Southampton side at the Emirates on Saturday, with Arsenal looking to extend their lead at the top of the table and Southampton looking to go level on points with the Gunners. Southampton have impressed under Mauricio Pochettino this season, winning six, drawing four and losing just one of their opening eleven Premier League games, conceding just five goals in the process. They have taken 22 points from their opening 11 games and …
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 …
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