Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Robin van Persie 2010/2011

Season Stats:

26 starts + 7 sub apps
22 goals
7 assists
1 key pass

Premier League Stats:

18 goals
-Highest at Arsenal; 3rd highest in PL (Berbatov/Tevez 20)

3.4 shots per game
-Highest at Arsenal; 3rd highest in PL (Sturridge/Suarez 3.6)

7 assists
-3rd highest at Arsenal (Arshavin/Fabregas 11)

1.8 chances created per game
-3rd highest at Arsenal (Fabregas 2.9)

0.7 successful dribbles per game
-Highest of Arsenal strikers

1.1 clearances per game
-Highest of Arsenal strikers

High Point

Scored the equalising goal at home against Barcelona in the Champions League 2nd round. Going into the game on the back of a rich vein of goalscoring form, van Persie proved his big-game credentials with a superb near-post volley that caught Victor Valdes by surprise and gave Arsenal the belief to go on and grab the winner, which they duly did.

Low Point

Sent off in the return leg of the Champions League 2nd round tie at the Camp Nou. The Dutchman had endured a frustrating evening as Arsenal struggled for long periods to pass the ball out of their own half, and after being booked for a push on Alves in the 1st half, van Persie received his marching orders in the 56th minute when he kicked the ball out of play a second after the ref had blown for offside. Arsenal's remaining 10 men buckled under the waves of Barcelona attacks and went out 4-3 on aggregate.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Marouane Chamakh 2010/2011

Season Stats

27 starts + 17 sub apps
11 goals
4 assists
5 key passes

Premier League Stats

7 goals
-4th highest at Arsenal (RVP 18)

1.4 shots per game
-6th highest at Arsenal (RVP 3.4)

4 assists
-5th highest at Arsenal (Arshavin/Fabregas 11)

1.4 chances created per game
-6th highest at Arsenal (Fabregas 2.9)

78% pass success rate
-2nd lowest of Arsenal outfield players (Arshavin 75%)

47% aerial duel success rate
-Highest of Arsenal centre forwards

1 tackle per game
-Highest of Arsenal centre forwards

0.7 interceptions per game
-Highest of Arsenal centre forwards

2 turnovers per game
-Highest at Arsenal

High point

Scored both goals in a tough away win at Wolves in the Premier League. Chamakh set a Premier League record by finding the net in both the 1st and 90th minute of the game, the 1st a trademark header from a cross, the 2nd a composed finish from a quick counterattack.

Low point

Partially at fault for Arsenal's comical home defeat to Tottenham in the league. After scoring in the 1st half to help put the Gunners two goals up, Chamakh twice spurned good goalscoring opportunities by turning back away from goal and passing to teammates, a feature of his game that was to become more apparent during his loss of form in the second half of the season.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Jack Wilshere 2010/2011, Part 2

Highlights of the young Englishman from January to March: