Nastasic to Arsenal? Statistical Comparison with Vermaelen

Nastasic to Arsenal? Statistical Comparison with Vermaelen

For the first time in a few years, Manchester City has had a quiet summer.  Reports say that City are ready to make their largest splash of the summer in the signing of center back Eliaquim Mangala.  This move for Mangala may make Serbian center back Matija Nastasic surplus to requirement.  Arsenal have been linked to Nastasic multiple times this summer as they may need to replace club captain Thomas Vermaelen. Arsene Wenger has admitted that his club captain may leave this …
The Premier League's BFG: Per Mertesacker | Arsenal Defender Stats Comparsion

The Premier League's BFG: Per Mertesacker | Arsenal Defender Stats Comparsion

Belgian's Taking over the EPL | Hazard, Dembele, Fellaini, Benteke et al Stats

Belgian's Taking over the EPL | Hazard, Dembele, Fellaini, Benteke et al Stats

The Belgians are coming, you have been warned. If we didn’t already know about the remarkable number of talented players coming out of Belgium in recent years we do now. Many people have already earmarked them as dark horses for next year’s World Cup with a view to them becoming genuine contenders for the European Championships in 2016. The majority of Belgium’s golden generation are currently plying their trade in the Premier League and there might be more on the …
Thomas Vermaelen | Arsenal career in numbers | Stats Analysis

Thomas Vermaelen | Arsenal career in numbers | Stats Analysis

Since joining Arsenal from Ajax in 2009, Thomas Vermaelen has been integral to Arsene Wenger’s side despite the Gunners’ lack of silverware. The Belgian defender has established himself as one of the Premier League’s best and despite an injury-hit season in 2010/11 and a dip in form at the beginning of 2012/13; he has been consistently one of Arsenal’s better players. Arriving in 2009/10, Vermaelen quickly illustrated his attacking prowess with 7 Premier League goals in his debut season. Only …
New Dawn at Emirates? | Arsenal Stats & Key Players Assessed

New Dawn at Emirates? | Arsenal Stats & Key Players Assessed

After all the pre-season worries and murmurs from fans, Arsenal have started the season brightly. The Gunners currently sit in 3rd place, 2 points off top and with the best goal difference in the league, helped by only conceding 1 goal so far. The new signings have bedded in with a varying degree of success; Lukas Podolski and Santi Cazorla have become integral parts to the side already, Olivier Giroud still needs a goal that will get the fanatical hype-driven …
Stoke 0 - 0 Arsenal | Profligate Gunners Remain Goalless | Stats

Stoke 0 - 0 Arsenal | Profligate Gunners Remain Goalless | Stats

Arsenal left the Britannia after a battling display with a well-earned point, but will be disappointed at not having bagged a goal and the 3 points. A point away to Stoke is a valuable one however, with the Potters only defeated at home a few times last season. Stoke started well and managed to put the ball past stand-in keeper Vito Mannone, but the goal was ruled offside. This appeared to wake Arsenal up and they began to dominate proceedings, …
Arsenal Season Review 2011/2012 | The Defence

Arsenal Season Review 2011/2012 | The Defence

Arsenal secured the much desired 3rd place and potentially final Champion's League spot on Sunday after what was very much a rollercoaster season. A start that hadn't been seen around the club for some time was followed by a slight upturn in results but not very convincingly. Then January came with the Gunners failing to win a single game for the entire month. A 7-1 win over Blackburn in February initiated a 7 game winning streak that saw the 5-2 …
Arsenal's Midfield Diamond Broken | QPR 2 Arsenal 1 Stats

Arsenal's Midfield Diamond Broken | QPR 2 Arsenal 1 Stats

In-form Arsenal’s unbeaten run came to an abrupt end in disappointing fashion, with a 2-1 defeat to QPR at Loftus Road on Saturday. The first Premier League goals from Adel Taarabt and Diakate for QPR ended the Gunners winning run - whose strike came from Theo Walcott. With seven straight Premier League victories behind them, the visitors bossed the early stages but found their relegation-threatened London rivals in determined mood. Although Arsenal dominated possession by 68% to 32%, they failed …
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