Arsenal 1 Spurs 0 | Comparisons | Cazorla V Paulinho, Giroud V Soldado

Arsenal 1 Spurs 0 | Comparisons | Cazorla V Paulinho, Giroud V Soldado

A 3rd goal in as many Premier League games from Olivier Giroud powered Arsenal to their 4th consecutive victory in all competitions and their 2nd consecutive victory in the Premier League. The 1 - 0 victory over North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur was also Arsenal's 101st Derby win. But it wasn't a cake-walk for them as the team had to toil and toil hard until the dying moments. Credit must be given to Tottenham for putting up a fight, albeit …
Arsenal 4 Reading 1 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

Arsenal 4 Reading 1 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

I doubt Arsene Wenger has witnessed such a one-sided Premier League victory during his tenure at Arsenal. Or even one in which the opposition failed to offer any sort of meaningful test. This was about as routine a victory as you will see. Arsenal still produced good football but just how good, can be debated given the limitations of what Reading offered. Nigel Adkins took charge of Reading for the first time at the Emirates and having already suffered a …
Arsenal Season Stats Review 2011/2012 | The Midfield & Front Three

Arsenal Season Stats Review 2011/2012 | The Midfield & Front Three

A look back at Arsenal's 2011/2012 season continues with a look at the midfield trio we've deployed throughout the season and the changes in the front 3. Articles on the defence and mid-way point in the season are on the site as well. Midfield There were plenty of changes in the midfield with the departure of Fabregas and Nasri along with Wilshere's season ending injury, the return of Ramsey and the new-guy in the form of Mikel Arteta. We also …
Arsenal vs Man City | Tactical & Opta Statistical Preview

Arsenal vs Man City | Tactical & Opta Statistical Preview

Arsenal face their toughest challenge in the race for a Champion's League spot on Sunday when Manchester City arrive at the Emirates. In the past 5 games, Man City have only picked up 5 points from their last 5 games and are falling further and further behind the relentless United. Arsenal experienced what is hopefully a blip in their recent form last week against QPR with complacency kicking in, but as all Gunners fans know Arsenal have the propensity to …
Gunners Leave it Late...Again | Opta Stats Report

Gunners Leave it Late...Again | Opta Stats Report

Arsenal saw off the threat off Newcastle on Monday night courtesy of a 95th minute winner from Thomas Vermaelen. The Gunners are now the first team in Premiership history to win 4 games in a row after initially being behind in each one. The fact these wins came away to Sunderland and Liverpool and at the Emirates to Tottenham and Newcastle make the feat all the more impressive. The fact that we were 2-0 down to Tottenham until the 35th …
Spurs Out-played & Out-fought by AFC

Spurs Out-played & Out-fought by AFC

The two fixtures that all Spurs fans look out for at the start of the season are both games against Arsenal. These are the games that they want to win more than anything. On Sunday, Tottenham fans headed to the emirates full of optimism. They were on form and had brushed Newcastle aside with ease in their previous fixture - for the first time in two decades they had the possibility of doing the double over their arch rivals. Sitting …
Sunderland 1 Arsenal 2 | Opta Stats

Sunderland 1 Arsenal 2 | Opta Stats

Arsenal left the Stadium of Light as victors after a turgid affair with a resurgent Sunderland side. Arsenal never really looked on top form, failing to maintain a fluid passing rhythm against a Sunderland side who seemed content with playing for the draw, attacking only with quick breaks, a failure on O'Neill's part as a forward line with the likes of McClean, Sessegnon and Campbell could have asked a few questions of the Arsenal defence. The Gunners, who showed one …
Arsenal 7 Blackburn 1 | Opta Stats Report

Arsenal 7 Blackburn 1 | Opta Stats Report

The feel good factor returned to the Emirates this afternoon where Arsenal thrashed a 10-man Blackburn Rovers 7-1. Arsenal dominated from the start, with Robin Van Persie opening the scoring shortly after one minute. As is the norm for Arsenal though, they allowed Blackburn to equalize with their first shot, a fantastic Morten Gamst Pedersen free-kick right into the top corner. Van Persie restored Arsenal's lead before unleashing the exciting Oxlade-Chamberlain to make it 3-1 before half-time. Steve Kean's team …