Tag Archives: midfielders

Fellaini or Capoue for Arsenal? Let’s look at the stats

Let’s Play Moneyball by NS

Moneyball (2011), as some of you might know, is a Hollywood movie starring Brad Pitt based upon the true story of Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane’s successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players (Courtesy IMDB). I consider Arsenal to be in the same situation.

Who Arsenal should buy? – Midfielders

Wenger has the money Part 2

Yesterday, I touched upon what strikers we could use with the recent news revealing that Wenger has £40 million to play with in January.
Looking at our midfield, it seems a bit lacking in quality at times. Without Diaby our midfield doesn’t seem physical enough for games like Stoke, West Ham, Man City etc. We were lucky against West Ham as there were numerous occasions where Diame broke free from midfield marauding into dangerous attacking positions.

Wenger – I took a gamble on playing Diaby against Chelsea

Abou Diaby has been outstanding since his return to the Arsenal team this summer, and Arsene Wenger has admitted that he took a calculated gamble by putting him on the pitch against Chelsea this weekend despite knowing that the French international wasn’t at 100% before the game.

Arsenal’s midfield targets – A statistical comparison of M’Vila, Tiote and Capoue

Potential Arsenal Targets by AH

As we are on the lookout for a new midfielder since the departure of Alex Song to Barcelona, I thought I would take a look at the statistics of three of our defensive midfield transfer targets.

The three players I will be comparing are;

Wenger – We MIGHT bring someone in……

Arsene Wenger has seen Robin Van Persie and Alex Song leave Arsenal this summer, but surely the arrivals of Lukas Podolski, Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla should have been enough to appease the fans after their loss, although the consensus on here is that these three new boys won’t be enough to maintain our place as challengers for the League title.