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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.

Mariano Andújar – Arsenal to sign Argentine Goalkeeper? [videos]

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).

Fabianski might be content with staying as Arsenals #2 keeper considering he is getting chances to start matches here and there, looking eager to overtake his young Polish compatriot, but who knows what decisions will be made by him or management during the summer.

Man City v Arsenal – The statistics don’t lie!

Statistics from Manchester City 1-1 Arsenal by AH

On Sunday, Arsenal faced Manchester City at the Etihad which was arguably going to be the toughest league game of the season for Arsenal. The Gunners dominated in possession for a lot of the time and the statics show, that although we almost came away with nothing, we deserve much more. But unfortunately it’s not possession, shots on goal and passing accuracy that wins you the game. It’s the goals and unfortunately Arsenal could only score one of the many goal scoring opportunities that they had.

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;

Yann M’Vila, a French international, who currently plays for Stade Rennes in the French first division. The defensive midfielder, has been linked with a move to Arsenal all summer and the departure of Song, has made it ever more likely. Rennes reportedly want £12 million for M’Vila.

Arsenal v Sunderland Statistics (Over 70% possession!)

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%.

- Mikel Arteta completed 114/119 passes.

- Kieran Gibbs made 5 interceptions and had a 100% tackle success.

- Carl Jenkinson won 4 out of 6 aerial duels.

- Gervinho had the most take-ons with 20, only completing 50% while Theo Walcott completed 5/7 take-ons.

Statistics, Hindsight and Arsenal Transfers!

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.

Statistical proof that Arsenal need to win their next three games….

“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.

“Every game has its own difficulty so what is important for us is to focus on our own game and perform well.

“In the Premier League if you don’t focus then you don’t win, so let’s focus on our next game and try to win it.

Why Almunia just has to go!

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……

The frightening truth behind Almunia’s goalposts!