STATSports to help Arsenal track next generation


Arsenal fans around the world will have the opportunity to compare their athletic performance with our men's and women's players as part of our new partnership with STATSports - the world’s leading company in GPS data.

The launch of STATSports Arsenal FC Edition means aspiring players can now use the exact same technology as their footballing heroes, giving them the opportunity to compare their performance data with our stars, from the academy level to the first teams. 

The groundbreaking partnership, which sees STATSports become the official GPS Performance Tracker of Arsenal, will also enable us to access performance data from aspiring players from all levels of the game, helping us track the next generation of talent.

The STATSports Arsenal FC Edition is the same technology and black pod our first teams use to capture data from every session including distances covered, maximum speeds, intensity and fatigue levels. 

Aspiring players will now be able to review their own data against the data from players at all levels of the club to help them understand where they need to improve.

For more than a decade, we have used STATSports to maintain and develop the physical performance of our players. First-team players including Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe and Ainsley Maitland-Niles have utilised the wearable technology to monitor their performance from under-12s through to the first team. 

Our academy manager, Per Mertesacker, said: “We’re really excited by this partnership. STATSports have played a key role in developing the physical performance of our players for more than a decade. 

“We take great pride in the development of all our players. The ability to monitor the physical capabilities of players from a young age is crucial to their continued progress to become a strong young gunner. 

“Year on year players' physical outputs are increasing, they are running further, faster and are more efficient movers than ever before so it is important that the club are able to develop players capable of withstanding the needs of the modern game. 

“We use STATSports technology for every team from under-12s through to the first team. The physicality of the modern game is growing more intense every season, it's vital players can meet that standard. STATSports is an integral tool in conditioning and educating the players on these demands.

“The fact aspiring players are now able to benchmark themselves against players at Arsenal by using The STATSports Arsenal Edition pod is a big step forward for the club.”

Sean O'Connor, co-founder, STATSports, said: “We’re delighted to be able to bring this innovation to the market, and as a long-standing client, we’re thrilled that Arsenal are the first to develop this revolutionary concept with us. It’s important to note that some of the club’s brightest talents have used our technology since their early days at the academy. 

“It is as essential as shinguards and boots in today’s game and now young, aspiring players everywhere can benefit from this technology and support in a player's journey to become a professional footballer. The potential for the STATSports Arsenal FC Edition is massive and we firmly believe that we can unearth talent that would previously have gone unnoticed.”

To find out more about the new STATSports Arsenal FC Edition, and register to be in with a chance of winning one of 100 limited edition GPS trackers, click here.

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