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How Arsenal and Arsène Wenger bought into analytics

Writing for the New York Times, Rory Smith discusses how data-led analysis was introduced at Arsenal Football Club.

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Is there a hole in Mesut Özil?

Writing for StatsBomb, James Yorke provides an in-depth statistical analysis exploring Mesut Özil’s creativity and underlying performance.

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How Arsenal can stop Costa from repeat show

The Premier League have published an article using Opta Data Scientist Tom Worville's 'carries' metric to assess how Arsenal (and every other Premier League team) can combat Diego Costa's attacking prowess.

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Lack of finishing touch harming Arsenal's title hopes

Writing for the official Premier League website, Colin Trainor (@colinttrainor) uses Expected Goals to explain Arsenal's league position at this stage of the season.

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The big interview: Arsène Wenger speaks with the long-serving manager, discussing how the development of data-led analysis has influenced his role.

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Bespoke data gives Arsène Wenger a tactical edge

Writing for The Times, Rory Smith looks at the role of data analysis at Arsenal FC.

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StatsBomb season previews

In early August StatsBomb produced a range of analytical previews ahead of the start of many European seasons.

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Barcelona, Arsenal, Eden Hazard and the art of danger zone passing

Writing for ESPN FC, Michael Caley uses Opta data to analyse the effectiveness of danger zone passes.

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Five into two doesn't go

The latest Anfield Index Analytics podcast discusses the race for the top four positions before reviewing the 2015 OptaPro Analytics Forum.

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Goals that matter

Michael Caley explains Arsenal’s recent form with an emphasis on goal expectancy and game state.

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Maximising dead-ball situations

Sean Ingle discusses the importance of set pieces in his latest column for the Guardian.

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