With Walcott Missing From Rio, Two Managers Share One Dilemma | Stats

With Walcott Missing From Rio, Two Managers Share One Dilemma | Stats

Both Arsenal, and England were dealt major new year blows this week with the news attacker Theo Walcott will miss the next six months with cruciate ligament damage. The injury rules him out of the remaining domestic campaign, and the glittering World Cup in Brazil this coming summer. Walcott, who had only recently returned from a 2 month lay off following abdominal surgery in September, sustained the injury against arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup 3rd Round Tie on …
Theo Walcott | Player Performance Analysis Vs West Ham

Theo Walcott | Player Performance Analysis Vs West Ham

With the number one spot up for grabs for several teams on Boxing Day, Arsenal had to secure three points against West Ham to ensure that it was theirs. The game was always in the Gunners' favour from the first whistle but with many chances going wide and astray early on, you could always tell that Sam Allardyce's side had to be clinical, which they were, when gifted a goal by the Arsenal Goalkeeper, Szczesny. An off-form performance from Olivier Giroud provided …
Why Arsenal's Coming Fixtures Will Shape Their Season

Why Arsenal's Coming Fixtures Will Shape Their Season

After their defeat at the weekend, Arsenal find themselves at a crossroads. A defeat to one of your title rivals is never helpful, but the 6-3 score line has heaped more pressure on the Gunners and given some momentum to their rivals. Manchester City look in formidable form at home at the moment, Chelsea continue to plod along and Liverpool have kept up with the chasing pack. The Christmas period is always important for any time trying to win the …
England's Strongest XI? Wilshere, Townsend, Rooney & Sturridge?

England's Strongest XI? Wilshere, Townsend, Rooney & Sturridge?

After two defeats in the last week, England fans are again at their most pessimistic heading into a World Cup year. Being beaten by Germany is always tough for England fans, but a somewhat second string Germany side makes the defeat all the worst. Friday night’s loss against Chile was also a bad result, albeit with an experimental English side. What the two games showed is that England do not possess much depth. Injuries aside, the team against Germany was …
Player Performance Analysis | Bacary Sagna

Player Performance Analysis | Bacary Sagna

After an awful 2012-2013 season, Bacary Sagna has had a revival this season and put in an impressive performance to help Arsenal get out of Selhurst Park with the three points, despite going down to 10 men.  Sagna is not only having a bounce back season, but Sagna had a bounce back game after being one of the players at fault for Borussia Dortmund's winning goal midweek, in the Champions League. Since Arsenal's top three wingers, Theo Walcott, Lukas Podolski …
Walcott Return Set Back Two Weeks - But Do Arsenal Actually Miss Him?

Walcott Return Set Back Two Weeks - But Do Arsenal Actually Miss Him?

Arsene Wenger confirmed on Monday that Walcott has suffered a setback in his return from injury and will be out for yet another two weeks. This kind of luck, or lack of it, is becoming quite typical for the gunners whenever a player seems like he may be on the brink of return. However, in the current set of circumstances it’s not quite as disastrous as it may usually have been. Even with Podolski, Chamberlain and Diaby all serving long …
Do Arsenal need a Change in Approach?

Do Arsenal need a Change in Approach?

There are less than two weeks before the start of the new season and Arsenal are yet to make the big signing their fans have been waiting for. As the Suarez saga rages on, Arsenal have only signed forward Yaya Sanago from French club Auxerre on a free transfer. Sanago made his debut at the weekend in the Emirates Cup, which was won by Galatasaray. Arsenal’s pre-season had been going well, swotting teams aside on their Asian tour. On Saturday …
The Evolution of Theo Walcott | Stat Analysis

The Evolution of Theo Walcott | Stat Analysis

Ever since I can remember, there was something special about Theo Walcott. His emergence at Southampton sparked a bidding war that ended up with the then-17-year-old Theo signing for Arsenal. Labelled as one of the most talented British players, Walcott continued to improve under Arsene Wenger. Walcott's last season was a mix up of great performances and some troubles with his contract renewal. Tired of being deployed on the wing, Theo decided he was ready to leave Arsenal unless he …
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