Rooney & van Persie | Scarily similar Opta Statistics!

Rooney & van Persie | Scarily similar Opta Statistics!

With the news breaking on both Arsenal & Manchester United official club websites that a fee had been agreed for Robin Van Persie we thought we'd put a very quick article together to show you how similar these two players are statistically. We're not going to make any judgements about how they will play together because Sir Alex Ferguson would have thought about that long and hard before he pushed forward with a £24 million move for the 2011/12 Premier …
Robin van Persie: A Good Fit for City?

Robin van Persie: A Good Fit for City?

Amid City’s relatively quiet summer transfer window, rumors of Robin van Persie joining the club have been frequent. This post is not meant to discuss the likelihood of van Persie joining City or the validity of the rumors, although the most recent rumors suggest that van Persie will not be joining City. Instead I’d like to weigh the arguments for and against City signing van Persie in a statistical context. The Lone Striker Role City often plays with two strikers up …
Robin van Persie | The Best of the Best | Opta Stats

Robin van Persie | The Best of the Best | Opta Stats

There is no denying that Robin van Persie experienced a career year this season. At age 28 he played his first injury free Premier League campaign, leading the league in goals and kept Arsenal in the top 4 with his impressive form.  In the following pages we'll take a look at the Dutch forward compared to the rest of the Arsenal squad, looking at the team's total numbers as well as their numbers once van Persie is discounted. We'll also examine the …
Who is the Premier League's best striker? Opta Stats Analysis

Who is the Premier League's best striker? Opta Stats Analysis

Who is the Premier League's Best Striker? This is a question argued amongst Premier League supporters all the time. This season Robin van Persie has scored the most goals and stake's a claim to the title. However Wayne Rooney's 26 Premier League goals are threatening Van Persie's crown with two games to go. In his début season; Sergio Aguero has been a revelation - boasting 22 goals and scoring at a better rate, of 110 minutes per goal, than Robin …
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