Theo and Olivier – Just How They Giroud it Up

Theo and Olivier – Just How They Giroud it Up

The effects of Walcott alone versus partnered with Giroud Most devout Premier League followers know two things with absolute certainty about Arsenal. First, the side is incessantly riddled with injuries, often forcing the Frenchman Arsene Wenger to get creative with his team sheets. More on this in a moment. Additionally, those who follow Arsenal know that it is always quite the cliché -- a Tale of Two Halves (of the season). Sometimes the side starts strong out of the gate, …
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 …
Is Özil the Answer or a Mask for Deficiencies in the Arsenal Squad? Stats

Is Özil the Answer or a Mask for Deficiencies in the Arsenal Squad? Stats

The 2013 summer transfer deadline day certainly lived up to its Sky Sports billing, as Arsenal sent tongues wagging and eyebrows rising, with the capture of a genuine top class talent in Germany’s Mesut Özil. It was not just the quality of the acquisition that caught the attention of the world’s media but the price tag, with Wenger finally succumbing to supporters wishes by spending a whopping €50 million (or £42.5 million) to secure the services of the talented playmaker. …
Sunderland Vs Arsenal | Pre-match 13/14 Player Performance Comparisons

Sunderland Vs Arsenal | Pre-match 13/14 Player Performance Comparisons

Arsenal's victory over local rivals Tottenham Hotspurs was followed by the acquisition of the German playmaker Mesut Özil for a club-record fee of 42.5 million pounds. Sunderland's last game ended in a resounding 3-1 defeat away from home against the newly promoted Crystal Palace. After the international break, the Premier League resumes this weekend with some very important fixtures. Lingering at 19th in the league table with a solitary point, Sunderland prepare to host Arsenal, who on the back of …
Theo Walcott - Rising to Prominence! | Stats Comparison

Theo Walcott - Rising to Prominence! | Stats Comparison

Well-known for his blistering pace, good balance, movement and technique, Theo Walcott is one of the most exciting players to watch and is a very difficult player to defend against. For these reasons, he has been likened to  club-hero and all-time leading goal-scorer Thierry Henry by many, including long-serving manager Arséne Wenger. Pep Guardiola said that "you would need a pistol to stop Walcott" after a Champions league match, a testament to the player's blistering speed. Lionel Messi described him …
A way back for the winger? Creativity stats compared from 2010 to 2013

A way back for the winger? Creativity stats compared from 2010 to 2013

Gareth Bale V Theo Walcott | Ex-Saints Head 2 Head | Stats Comparison

Gareth Bale V Theo Walcott | Ex-Saints Head 2 Head | Stats Comparison

  [quote]I always thought Gareth was the better prospect George Burley, former Southampton manager[/quote] This article is written in the light of former Southampton manager George Burley's statement that he has always thought that Gareth Bale had greater potential than Theo Walcott. It surprised me that Mr. Burley said this after Bale struck into his present great form. Therefore, I compare the former Southampton talents to each other to see who has performed at a  more advanced level. George Burley …