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Proof that Giroud is NOT good enough for Arsenal

The Myth that Giroud has good stats by Gameruk

Okay, Arsenal fans, thing I hear a lot from those pro-Giroud fans is that if you compare his stats to other strikers in the league then it shows him to be a very good striker. Well I’m hear to put that myth to bed.

If you’re a number 1 striker for a massive club like Arsenal than I will look at how you perform in those important games, not games against teams like Norwich City. so let’s see how our main striker has been in the games against our biggest rivals.

Ramsey tells Arsenal fans to be ready for more MAGIC

With all the bad lick that Arsenal had with injuries last season, including long spells out for Lukas Podolski, Theo Walcott, Mesut Ozil, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Aaron Ramsey, at least we managed to get our young Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey back in action in time to score the crucial extra-time winner against Hull City at Wembley.

No Arsenal player deserved to lift that trophy more than Ramsey, and it was no surprise when the 23-year old won the award for Arsenal Player of the Season by a landslide, taking well over half of the votes. Well, just imagine what the Gunners could have done had we not lost Rambo to injury on Boxing Day.

Analysis of how Arsenal need to improve their goalscoring record

Hello fellow Gooners. Hope everything is fine with you’ll (Besides the transfer speculation of course). After going through so many Arsenal transfer rumors, I am writing this article to deviate some attention on our offensive capabilities and more specifically on our Set Pieces and Penalty capabilities..

As you all know Man City & Liverpool were the standout scoring teams in the last edition of EPL. In order of goals scored, the top 5 teams were:

1.) Manchester City – 102 goals
2.) Liverpool – 101 goals
3.) Chelsea – 71 goals
4.) Arsenal – 68 goals
5.) Manchester United- 64 goals

Is Owen or Henry right about Arsenal’s Ozil?

There was no doubt that the £42 million signing of Mesut Ozil by Arsenal was the big story of the transfer window for various reasons. The Gunners smashing their transfer record as well as the decision of Madrid to let such a player go. Some critics, however, thought that Ozil was not the player Arsenal needed and that Wenger had messed up by not signing a striker.

And two of the best strikers in Premier League history have been talking about the German midfielder and they have wildly different opinions, although some or all of that could be attributed to their different biases towards certain clubs.

Arsenal stats show that Giroud is miles better in EVERY way

When Olivier Giroud arrived at Arsenal last summer, there was a lot of pressure on him. There shouldn’t have been, because he was not that expensive, at around £10 million. He was also making the difficult step up from France to the English Premier League, and we have seen plenty of players struggle with that, but the fact that he was a direct replacement at centre forward for Robin van Persie meant that Giroud was always in the spotlight, and Arsenal fans were not about to be too understanding.

Podolski promises more goals for Arsenal fans

Lukas Podolski was the first Arsenal signing of last summer, in fact the move was announced before the transfer window even opened. How nice that would have been this year eh? The German striker is now preparing for his second season in the Premier League, and he is looking forward to it with excitement and confidence.

The forward clearly needed to get used to the pace and frequency of games last season, which is why we hardly ever saw him complete 90 minutes for the Gunners. We are all hoping for more from the German this season, although his figures for scoring and assisting were pretty good, especially considering he was not the main centre forward and was experiencing English football for the first time.

Time for Arsenal fans to get behind Walcott?

Why is Theo not appreciated? by Sam P

I am always surprised by the negative attitude that many Arsenal fans still adopt towards Theo Walcott. The 24-year old was, after all, the club’s top scorer in the Premier League and in all competitions last season. I understand that people think he should have progressed faster, and perhaps further, by now, but he is clearly one of the most effective players at the club.

Walcott promises Arsenal even more, including a trophy

Walcott happy with the improvements to his game! by Ash

Theo Walcott has been talking a lot about his Arsenal career in recent weeks, as well as the clubs ambitions, and he continued in that style by speaking with reporters yesterday about how he feels he has improved his overall game.

Walcott said, “Last season was definitely my best for Arsenal. I was the club’s top scorer with 21 goals and not many people were expecting that. But it wasn’t just about the goals. I was also very happy with my overall game, the assists I made and the consistency of my displays. What made it particularly satisfying was that I was able to play like that despite all the pressure of the contract situation at that time.”

Is Walcott now the finished player that Arsenal have waited for?

When Theo Walcott signed for Arsenal back at the start of 2006, the 16-year old graduate from Southampton’s academy was one of the most promising youngsters we had seen for a while. After a few seasons, though, fans and commentators were getting frustrated by his lack of progression, with some suggesting that he had no football brain and was just a fast runner.

Theo has really turned a corner in the last few seasons, upping his goal tally into double figures for the last three years as well as providing significant assists for his team mates. When you look deeper into his stats, his all round performances have generally improved as well, but his decision making in the final third seems to have clicked.

Arsenal and the Ox to push on for glory

The young Arsenal and England star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is determined to contribute a lot more next season and help the Gunners to end the long trophy drought that is really starting to become an issue for fans and players alike. The talented 19-year old is not a striker, but he knows that his Arsenal return of just two goals last season was well below par for him and he knows he can do a lot better.

Giroud promises to improve for Arsenal next season

At the beginning of the season, it looked like Olivier Giroud would be a complete flop when he missed sitter after sitter in Arsenal first five or six games, but he is under the impression that he has settled in rather well for his first season, and he promises to improve even further in the next campaign. He said on Arsenal.com: “For me it’s a good season,”

“I’ve scored 17 times and got 10 assists. I’m happy with that statistic but I think I can improve my game and my relationship with my team-mates.

Do Arsenal fans share Giroud’s confidence for next year?

The jury has been in deliberation all season about Olivier Giroud at Arsenal. Of course, the French international has been given some leeway by us Gooners, although not much by some, as it is his first season with the Gunners and we have seen players take time to get used to the English Premier League before.