Seven Gamechangers Who Could Make the Difference in the Final Stretch - Part 2

Seven Gamechangers Who Could Make the Difference in the Final Stretch - Part 2

In this sequel (read part one, if you haven't already), the teams who desperately need a 'gamechanger' to consistently make a difference in the run-in will be discussed. Unlike the teams already in the top four at this period in time, these absolutely need something to change, a special player to step up and accept the responsibility and inspire others - to see a positive influence in terms of ascending the Premier League table. 5. Manchester United - Henrikh Mkhitaryan  …
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 …
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 …
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

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