Arsenal’s Opening Month is Pivotal…

August Vital

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Fixtures

Saturday August 12

v Leicester(Home)

It's only been a year since Leicester won the title. They made a comeback under Shakespeare towards the end of last season, they will be eager to continue showing momentum against The Gunners

Saturday August 19

v Stoke City(AWAY)

Stoke City at home? Often not the easiest of prospects yet still should be one that the Gunners will aim to secure 3 points from

SATURday August 26

v Liverpool(AWAY)

The Kop under Klopp have starting morphing into a real threat. Some good additions during this transfer window could see a real struglle for The Gunners here. One thing is for sure, it will show the strength of Arsenal's title ambitions

About Me

Hi, I'm Simon. Lifelong Arsenal fan. Here's a little experience:

Many years ago I was at a Palace v Arsenal match. The goalkeeper for Palace was someone who seemed obsessed with his hair. Boy, did we give him some stick! A short while later, this keeper signed for Arsenal! Keep doing your hair Dave!!

Background

2016-17

v Leicester 1W 1D 0L

2016-7

v Stoke City 2W 0D 0L

2016/7

v Liverpool 0W 0D 2L

Average Goals(AFC) Versus:

Leicester 1.8
Stoke 1.9
Liverpool 1.9

Contact

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Arsenal 1 – Leicester 0: The Monreal and Alexis Show!

 

As It Stands

The very latest soccer information here. Now fetching statistics from the football info feed.

 

A resurgent Leicester team challenged the Gunners for long periods today, however the Gunners had two unlikely stars:

1/ Monreal followed up his recent goal with another after 85 minutes. The goal, however, won’t be credited to him since it was going wide and only found the net due to a huge deflection off Leicester’s Huth. That being the case, Arsenal still owe the Spaniard a debt for his confidence that led to their victory.

2/ Alexis. Notice the image assigned to this blog? After 92 minutes, the Arsenal made a bizarre play for Oscar nomination. After spending time trying to obstruct a Leicester throw(apparently legally), the throw struck Alexis on the shoulder, he turned to see if everyone was watching, then threw himself to the ground clutching his face. He was unsurprisingly booked for the dive. He followed this up shortly afterwards by shoulder barging a Leicester opponent from behind, and, again fell clutching his face! Well, Alexis won’t get an Oscar for those performances but he at least got the attention of the referee!

 

Leicester continued their revival under Shakespeare. They not only threatened but looked solid in defence. They deserved a point but even though that didn’t happen, they look like a brighter future awaits than it was under Ranieri in recent times. It took only an unavoidable error in the last 5 minutes of normal time for their defence to be compromised, and they should be proud of their efforts.

 

In truth, this game was a good test for Arsenal’s mental strength considering their recent fragility. They spent some time with the new back 3 formation before returning to the back 4 of previous times. Having passed this test, Arsenal should have sufficient confidence for the weekends bigger test.

 

Wenger how has a highly respectable win ratio of 59.57%, 28 from 47 games in charge. In the EPL his season stands at 18 wins from 32 games(56.25%). It’s good to remember that these percentages are superior to last year when Arsenal finished 2nd.

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Were Arsenal Fortunate To Miss Out On Jamie Vardy?

 

The Numbers Don’t Lie!

Were Arsenal FC right to NOT get Jamie Vardy? Opinions vary, however, there is a clear reason why Arsenal should be glad they didn’t get the go ahead, THE NUMBERS DON’T LIE!

There is a strange pattern to Vardy’s career, that of boom or bust when it comes to goals scored. Take for instance, the 2010-11 season with Halifax Town, Vardy burst on to the scene with 26 goals. The 2011-12 season saw a sharp drop to 3 goals for the same team( however, he did record 34 for Fleetwood Town in the same season). The 2012-13 season saw a sharp drop to 5 goals in 29 games for Leicester in the championship. 2013-14 saw a modest gain for Vardy in Leicester colours, 16 in 41 games. However, his alternate boom-bust record continued in  2014-15 with a meager 5 goals in 36 games.

His name really got noticed in 2015-16 witb 24 in 38 games for Leicester, and, his career seemed set, and, of course, this meant he attracted the attention of clubs like the Arsenal. But, again, in 2016-17 his tally has dropped to 14 in 41 games(at time of writing).

Notice a pattern here? Yep, you got it, the tally booms and busts in alternate years. Each good year is followed(generally) by an average year.

Now, considering that Arsenal were looking to make him their top striker after his booming year in 2016-17, this would have meant that, had he scored 14 in 41 games for the Gunners, he would have been far from a wise investment. When you add that to his age of 30, he can’t afford lean years.

 

Conclusion?

Overall, the inconsistency in his goal haul means that Jamie Vardy would NOT have been a wise purchase for the Arsenal and they should be glad that his services were not secured.

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