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,”
There is a good chance that the goalkeeping situation at Arsenal will stay the same; and to be honest the topic is becoming more and more redundant as time goes on because Szczesny is a great keeper, and will be one of the best in the world (only an idiot would say otherwise).
Statistics from Manchester City 1-1 Arsenal by AH
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;
Statistics from Arsenal Vs Sunderland by AH
Heres a look at the statistics from Saturday’s Arsenal Vs Sunderland game;
– Arsenal had 70.1% possession vs Sunderland.
– Arsenal took 23 shots today with only 3 hitting the target.
– Arsenal completed 637/702 passes – a percentage of 91%.
The high horse of statistics, context and hindsight by Richard B.
Whenever I hear statistics being thrown around, not just about football but life in general, I am amazed at how little emphasis is put on the context of the information. Although it is not football related, some of my favourite statistics are those you hear about after a particularly emotional episode of some scripted drama, written to push people’s buttons.
“In the Premier League the Christmas period is vital to get your points.
“We have responded well to our defeat at Man City with a win at Aston Villa, so now it’s down to us to do the job at home and get the points against Wolves on Tuesday.
Today we are going to start off with another Guest Post from our old friend Adam Kemp. We are all very happy that Arsene Wenger has finally nailed the necessary centre-back, but Adam believes that the facts show that Arsenal also need a replacement for our Number One. Over to you Adam……