So, the 2014/15 season has concluded and we have once again ended the campaign on high by lifting our 12th FA Cup to go along with automatic qualification for the Champions League.
Considering the way we started the campaign, which deserves no excuses due to its horrendous nature, our season can be judged as a successful one.
Lifting trophies is always a positive and having endured a nine-year drought, we’ll take any trophy we can.
Individual performances have been impressive this season and we take a look at the interesting numbers that haven’t been covered elsewhere.
Here are five interesting stats from our campaign.
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5. Theo Walcott – seven goals in seven starts
Many doubt Walcott’s talents and whether or not he has improved since he arrived almost a decade ago, but the numbers speak for themselves.
Walcott has certainly improved his finishing and guarantees goals. In a season where he’s returned from a career-threatening injury, the 26-year-old has scored an equal number of goals to the number of starts he’s been handed.
Wenger handed him a start against Hull City, Brighton & Hove Albion, and Aston Villa in the FA Cup while he had to settle for only four league starts against Aston Villa, Leicester City, West Ham and his final day heroics against West Bromwich Albion.
Our plethora of creative options seem liberated when placed behind a player with Walcott’s pace and intelligent runs and when you marry those components together, we have a lethal forward-line.