After five PL wins in a row, an away draw against PSG and home win against Basel in the CL, you would expect all Gunners to be happy as Larry. But if you look for trouble you will always be able to find something you fancy, as is human nature. Some are only happy when it rains after all. 🙂
The interlull offers a good time to do some predictions. We have all seen the team play about ten times now and we know that a number of players are close to becoming fully fit again, so let’s do some Premier League predictions for the period from the start of the season until Boxing Day:
- Arsenal have scored 16 goals in 7 PL games, an impressive average of 2.3 goals per game. Giroud has yet to start a game and Ozil has not produced a single assist yet: will we continue with this average, go lower or go higher between now and Boxing Day?
- Our current PL king of assists is Iwobi with three: who will be our king of assists at Boxing Day? Actually, who will be in our top three of PL assist producers?
- Arsenal conceded a painful four goals in the first PL game against Pool but since then we conceded only three in six games: How many goals will Arsenal have conceded between the start of the season and Boxing Day?
- What will be the top five in the PL at Boxing Day?
- Who will be in the bottom three of PL table at Boxing Day?
- Who will be our PL top three goal scorers at Boxing Day?
- King Koz has scored two PL goals already: will he score any more goals/ and how many?
- There are nine PL games between now and Boxing Day, and Arsenal have won 16 points from the first seven games: how many points will Arsenal have after the Boxing Day game?
Just a bit of fun fellow Gooners. I am off for a few days so plenty of time to give us your predictions.
10 thoughts on “Iwobi King of Assists, 2.3 PL Goals per Game, Top of the Table at Christmas? Arsenal Prediction Time!”
1. I think more team will play like Burnley against us.. So two goals each games will be more than great..
2. With this kind of football we play.. I think Sanchez will assist more.. I hope Ozil will find his magic again, but Sanchez is my choice.
3. Max 5 more goals, from big clubs like Spurs, Everton, MU and City.
4. I think the same five team now.. MU and Chelsea are excluded.. hehehe..
5. Whoever there.. no problemo.
6. Walcott, Aquero and Costa
7. Two more
8. 25 points.. 8 wins 1 draw.. hehehe..
1. We can only go higher, and i will predict an average of 2.5 GPG, some games more goals, some games lesser.
2. I will go with Alexis, Ozil and Bellerin, Iwobi will not be far off.
3. Total maximum goals conceded will be 15 goals.
4. Citeh, Arsenal, Liv, Manu**, spud
5. This is tough, but we will see the current bottom 6 battling it out.
6. Alexis, Theo and Kun Aguero
7. The games will get tougher, so we might see him score a maximum of one more until Boxing Day.
8. 18+16 = 33 points. We have tougher games ahead, so we might see a few draws and a loss. 5 wins and 3 draws is good enough for me for the next 9 games.
1) 2.2 goals average by Boxing Day.
2) Sanchez top assist in the team.
3) Total goals conceded by BD =14 goals
4) Top 5: Liv, Ars, Man C, Tot, Chl.
5) Swansea, Bournmouth, Sunderland.
6) Aguero, Costa, Sanchez
7) Kos 2 goals more for the season.
8) Ars at 35pts by BD.
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Mmmm, I am surprised at so many brave souls entering into the spirit of the post before we know how we have done on the injury front, post Interlull?
I want to leave it until Wednesday night because I think it will set the tone for the rest of this month, which on paper looks easier than November, but I see banana skins here, whereas the more difficult games will concentrate minds?
December has a tricky look to it too, with four away games and only two home one. That could benefit in two ways; one, in that we may play better away from home as the home side will be ‘expected to perform’?; secondly, these fixtures are generally the mirror image of the final league fixtures, where home advantage may be a help against sides that have less to play for (hopefully?).
At the moment I have us within a range of points between 43 points if we can maintain our recent form, and a modest 31 if we lose the plot along the way.
Barring injuries, I would expect us to win against Swansea with Giroud and Perez starting. How well we play might set the tone for the rest of the month? So on Thursday I will make my prediction based on who is likely to be fit to play at the weekend. I am hopeful we will get through both rounds of the EFL Cup, and not have too much drama in the CL either. The away leg at Ludogorets could be tricky if it stays with us playing on Sunday away at Sunderland, and then the above on the Tuesday? Throw in the WHLD 5 days later, back at home?
I have to say, I am veering closer to the 43 points at this moment in time, but key injuries could change all that?
Thanks Hehehehe Henry, 84 and PE and boo to the rest. There is just no joy on blogs anymore.
PE will look at your email as soon as I have time.
Afternoon Total (&everyone else)
Haven’t been able to participate much lately with Uni starting back up but its great to see the posts are still flowing. A bit surprised at the decline in activity given the bright start and current form but I guess that’s just how it works here. Onto some predictions…
1. Hard to say with this one. My gut tells me this might be our highest average all season but I’m gonna go ahead and set myself up for disappoint and say we’ll reach 2.5 by Boxing Day.
2. Iwobi is just wonderful to watch. Still can’t believe it was him who broke through with so many promising youngsters such as Crowley and the Jeff. I see him continuing this form through Boxing Day and ending the calendar year with a very respectable 6 assists: Iwobi, Alexis, Ozil
3. Wow… 9 PL fixtures between now and then. Not even including Champions League ties. Again, gonna be optimistic (cause why not?) and say our total goals conceded will be 14.
4. Arsenal, City, Spurs, Pool, Manure
5. As much as I’d love to see stoke rot away at the bottom, I just can’t see it happening for too much longer considering the talent (money) they’ve injected in their squad: Boro, Hull, Sunderland
6.Theo, Alexis, Santi (primarily pens)
7. Why not? The guys a freakin’ legend. He’ll score 2 more before the years’ end: two 89th minute winners (bicycle kicks of course) against the spuds and manure.
8. The two fixtures I’m really concerned with are spuds at home and manure away. Nothing to do with them being half-decent, but because my phone says they’re both scheduled for a 4AM kick off here in the states.. Christ. With that, I’m gonna say we’ll have 6 wins, 2 draws, and 1 unfortunate loss: 20 additional points putting us at a grand total of 36 points.
I hate math.
Cheers Frozen and good to hear from you 🙂
Here are my responses:
Arsenal have scored 16 goals in 7 PL games, an impressive average of 2.3 goals per game. Giroud has yet to start a game and Ozil has not produced a single assist yet: will we continue with this average, go lower or go higher between now and Boxing Day? Go a bit lower to 2.1 goals per game.
Our current PL king of assists is Iwobi with three: who will be our king of assists at Boxing Day? Actually, who will be in our top three of PL assist producers? Alexis, Mesut, Iwobi
Arsenal conceded a painful four goals in the first PL game against Pool but since then we conceded only three in six games: How many goals will Arsenal have conceded between the start of the season and Boxing Day? 14
What will be the top five in the PL at Boxing Day? Man City, Arsenal, Liverpool, Spuds, MU
Who will be in the bottom three of PL table at Boxing Day? Sunderland, Stoke, Middlesborough
Who will be our PL top three goal scorers at Boxing Day? Alexis, Perez, Theo
King Koz has scored two PL goals already: will he score any more goals/ and how many? Two more.
There are nine PL games between now and Boxing Day, and Arsenal have won 16 points from the first seven games: how many points will Arsenal have after the Boxing Day game? 22 points hopefully.
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