Saturday, 27 August 2011

Jack Wilshere 2010/2011, Part 2

Highlights of the young Englishman from January to March:

Friday, 26 August 2011

Wojciech Szczesny 2010/2011

Season Stats

24 starts
25 goals conceded
9 clean sheets
72 saves

Most saves in a game: 9 - Newcastle 0-4 Arsenal (LC)

High point

After spending a season on loan at Brentford, made a wonderful return to Arsenal duty with an incredible all-round performance away at Newcastle in the League Cup. His combination of aerial prowess, big frame and cat-like reflexes ensured that Arsenal left with a clean sheet and - more importantly - demonstrated that he was ready to establish himself as the club's no.1.

Low Point

Partially at fault for Arsenal's inability to see out their lead in the 3-3 draw at Tottenham in the league. Although the young Pole dominated his box and made some excellent saves throughout the match, he could have done better for Spurs' first two goals and gave away a cheap penalty for their equaliser.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Arsenal Funny Moments 2010/2011

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Real Madrid Attacking Statistics 2011/2012

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Standout attacking performances:

Cristiano Ronaldo
3 goals, 1 key pass
Real Zaragoza 0-6 Real Madrid (La Liga)

Cristiano Ronaldo
3 goals
Real Madrid 6-2 Rayo Vallecano (La Liga)

Gonzalo Higuain
3 goals
Espanyol 0-4 Real Madrid (La Liga)

Gonzalo Higuain
3 goals
Real Madrid 4-1 Real Betis (La Liga)

Marcelo
1 goal, 1 assist, 1 key pass
Real Zaragoza 0-6 Real Madrid (La Liga)

Mesut Ozil
2 assists, 1 key pass
Real Madrid 6-2 Rayo Vallecano (La Liga)

Barcelona Attacking Statistics 2011/2012

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Standout attacking performances:

Cesc Fabregas
1 goal, 1 assist, 1 key pass
Barcelona 5-0 Villarreal (La Liga)

Cesc Fabregas
1 goal, 3 assists
Barcelona 8-0 Osasuna (La Liga)

Lionel Messi
2 goals, 1 assist
Barcelona 3-2 Real Madrid (Supercopa de Espana)

Lionel Messi
2 goals, 1 assist
Barcelona 5-0 Villarreal (La Liga)

Lionel Messi
3 goals, 2 assists
Barcelona 8-0 Osasuna (La Liga)

Lionel Messi
3 goals
Barcelona 5-0 Atletico Madrid (La Liga)

Lionel Messi
3 goals
Barcelona 5-0 Real Mallorca (La Liga)

Thiago
1 goal, 2 assists
Barcelona 5-0 Villarreal (La Liga)

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Arsenal Attacking Statistics 2011/2012

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Standout attacking performances:

Aaron Ramsey
2 assists1 key pass
Arsenal 3-0 Bolton (Premier League)

Gervinho
1 goal, 2 assists
Arsenal 3-1 Stoke (Premier League)

Robin van Persie
3 goals
Chelsea 3-5 Arsenal (Premier League)

Robin van Persie
1 goal, 1 assist, 1 key pass
Arsenal 3-0 WBA (Premier League)

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Alex Song 2010/2011, Part 2

Season Stats

39 starts + 3 sub apps
5 goals
3 assists
7 key passes

Premier League Stats

79 tackles won (77% success rate)
-11 highest in league; 2nd highest at Arsenal (Clichy 90)

48% aerial duel success rate
-3rd highest of Arsenal midfielders (Rosicky 63%)

2.6 interceptions per game
-Highest of Arsenal midfielders; 4th highest at Arsenal (Vermaelen 3.6)

2 clearances per game
-Highest of Arsenal midfielders

0.4 shots blocked per game
-Highest of Arsenal midfielders

2.2 fouls per game
-Highest at Arsenal

0.9 opposition dribbles allowed per game
-4th highest of Arsenal midfielders (Denilson 1.6)

1 chance created per game
-8th highest at Arsenal (Fabregas 2.9)

1.1 successful dribbles per game
-5th highest at Arsenal (Diaby 2.3)

2 times dispossessed per game
-4th highest at Arsenal (Fabregas/Nasri 2.4)

High point

Grabbed a late headed winner against a stubborn West Ham side at the Emirates, after a good all-round display in the box-to-box role. Having started the move by spreading the ball out wide, Song made what was to become a trademark surge into the box, and nodded in Clichy's inswinging cross to the delight of Arsenal fans.

Low point

Sent off away at Sunderland in the league, forcing Arsenal to (unsuccessfully) defend an aerial onslaught with 10 men for the remainder of the match. Although the yellows seemed harsh, Song's habit of persistently conceding niggling fouls finally caught up with him, and Arsenal caved in when a high ball into the box in the 5th minute of stoppage time wasn't dealt with adequately.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Tomas Rosicky 2010/2011

Season Stats

19 starts + 15 sub apps
1 goal
5 assists
11 key passes

Premier League Stats

1 assist
-10th highest at Arsenal (Arshavin/Fabregas 11)

1.3 chances created per game
-7th highest at Arsenal (Fabregas 2.9)

0.5 accurate throughballs per game
-2nd highest at Arsenal (Fabregas 1.5)

0.7 times disposesssed per game
-11th highest at Arsenal (Fabregas/Nasri 2.4)

0.8 successful dribbles per game
-8th highest at Arsenal (Diaby 2.3)

63% aerial duel success rate
-3rd highest at Arsenal (Vermaelen 73%)

High point

Filled in expertly for Cesc Fabregas in the 6-0 demolition of newly-promoted Blackpool, with a master display of creativity. In a display that was reflective of his early season performances, Rosicky tore the Seasiders apart with his throughballs, providing key passes for 2 goals and a penalty which Arshavin converted.

Low point

Put in a shambolic defensive performance when subbed on during Arsenal's embarassing 4-4 draw at Newcastle. After Diaby's 2nd half dismissal, Rosicky was brought on to shore up the midfield but instead played Leon Best onside for a (disallowed) goal, gave away a penalty and conceded the freekick that led to Newcastle's equaliser.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Alex Song 2010/2011, Part 1

Highlights of the defensive midfield stalwart from the first half of the season:

Friday, 5 August 2011

Laurent Koscielny 2010/2011, Part 2

Season Stats

43 starts
3 goals
1 assist
1 key pass

Premier League Stats

47 tackles won (78% completion rate)
-Highest of Arsenal centre backs

53% aerial duel success rate
-Joint 3rd highest of Arsenal centre backs (Vermaelen 73%, Djourou 58%)

2.8 interceptions per game
-2nd highest of Arsenal centre backs (Vermaelen 3.6)

1.5 offsides won per game
-Joint 3rd highest of Arsenal centre backs (Vermaelen 2, Squillaci 1.7)

6.9 clearances per game
-Highest of Arsenal centre backs (Djourou 6.2)

0.5 opposition dribbles allowed per game
-Highest of Arsenal centre backs (Djourou 0.3)

0.4 shots blocked per game
-Joint 3rd highest of Arsenal centre backs (Djourou 0.7, Squillaci 0.5)

High point

Thwarted Barcelona's attackers time and time again in the 1st leg of the Champions League 2nd round. Stepping up from his defensive line regularly, Koscielny set the pace for Arsenal's pressing game and a key interception inside his own box started the move for Arshavin's winning goal.

Low point

Cost Arsenal the chance to end their trophyless streak with his last minute blunder in the League Cup final. A routine aerial ball into the area should have been Szczesny's but Koscielny swung a leg out, missed, and in the ensuing confusion allowed Obafemi Martins to tap in an easy winner for Birmingham City.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Cesc Fabregas 2010/2011, Part 3

Season Stats

29 starts + 7 sub apps
9 goals
15 assists
12 key passes

Premier League Stats

11 assists
-3rd highest in PL (14), joint highest at Arsenal (Arshavin)

2.9 chances created per game
-3rd highest in PL (3.1), highest at Arsenal (Nasri 1.9)

1.5 accurate throughballs per game
-Highest in Europe

3.1 accurate long passes per game
-Joint highest of Arsenal outfield players (Wilshere)

2.4 times dispossessed per game
-Joint highest at Arsenal (Nasri)

1 successful dribble per game
-6th highest at Arsenal (Diaby 2.3)

High point

Put in a real captain's performance in Arsenal's morale-boosting 3-1 win over bogey team Chelsea, scoring a goal and setting up two more. The result put Arsenal right back in contention for the title and gave them the belief that they could go toe to toe with the biggest teams.

Low point

Gifted Barcelona a crucial goal in the Champions League with a careless backheel on the edge of his own box. Although clearly unfit, his act of recklessness gave Barcelona the lead just before half-time, undoing all of Arsenal's good work in preserving their aggregate advantage.