For a long time now, “a new CB” has been at the top of many Arsenal fans wish list when it comes to transfer. A pal of mine today said we should sign John Stones in January no matter the cost. It got me thinking, how good is our current defence?
And here are the results…
The results for me are even more remarkable when you consider that both Jose Mourinho and Luis van Gaal are considered defensive managers.
So even when we expand the data, we are only just behind Chelsea on goals conceded. Not bad for a team who’s defence is supposed to be weak. especially when you think 14.5% of the goals conceded were in just 3 games!
Arsenal. The strongest defence in the Premier League. Who would have thought it?