Arsenal and STATSports have agreed a ground-breaking partnership to help track their next generation of talent.
STATSports, the world’s leading company in GPS performance data, have signed a revolutionary deal with Arsenal FC to enable all players at all levels to use the exact same technology and share data with Arsenal.
Arsenal have used and trusted STATSports for over a decade with the men’s team, women’s team and throughout the academy from U12’s – U19’s, to maintain and improve player performance.
This is a first of its kind deal using big data and AI to support a Premier League team. Arsenal’s entire first team use STATSports every day, including players such as Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe and Ainsley Maitland-Niles – all of whom have used STATSports since their Hale End Academy days.
The STATSports Arsenal Edition, is the exact same black pod as used by the first team. The pod captures data from the player after every session including total distance, max speeds, high speed running distance, intensity and fatigue levels. That data is then housed within the individual’s phone so they can track progress. Individuals who register outstanding data results will also be referred to Arsenal.
For over a decade, Arsenal have trusted STATSports proprietary and patented wearable technology to maintain and develop the physical performance of the club’s players at every level.
With an increasing emphasis on players’ athletic capabilities and well-being, the STATSports partnership is an authentic, ground-breaking initiative that will give amateur players the opportunity to use the exact same technology as their footballing heroes.
Furthermore, this unique partnership gives aspiring players the opportunity to compare and compete with all professional players at Arsenal, from the first team to academy level.
Arsenal’s 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 U12s through to the first team. The physicality of the modern game is growing more intense every season, its 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 FC 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, 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, visit www.statsports.com/arsenal