Arsenal 3-0 WBA: By the Numbers

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2.00 – Average goals scored per game 1 for Arsenal before kickoff
2.09 – Average goals scored per game for Arsenal after kickoff
2.10 – Average goals allowed per game by Arsenal before kickoff
1.91 – Average goals allowed per game by Arsenal after kickoff
-8 – Arsenal goal difference before their 3-0 win over Bolton
+10 – Arsenal goal difference since (including that win)
51 – Number of minutes this season that Arsenal have played with a positive goal difference
939 – Number of minutes this season that Arsenal played with a zero or negative goal differential
60091 – Announced attendance for today’s match
300 – Announced number of lights inside the Emirates stadium
258 – Actual number of lights that worked inside the Emirates stadium
11 – League goals by Robin van Persie in the 2011/2012 season
11 – League games played by Robin van Persie in the 2011/2012 season
29 – League goals scored by Robin since January 1, 2011
28 – League games played by Robin since January 1, 2011
10 – League games played by Mikel Arteta this season
3 – League goals scored by Mikel Arteta this season (2 for Arsenal 1 for Everton)
3 – League goals scored by Arteta in 29 League games for Everton last season
20 – Months since Thomas Vermaelen last scored a goal (Stoke 1-3 Arsenal, 27 February 2010)
0 – Number of cards shown today by referee Michael Oliver
32 – Number of League games played by Arsenal since they last had a match without any cards (Arsenal 2-1 Fulham, 4th December 2010, Chris Foy)

Eye-Popping Passing Numbers Today

592 – Average number of passes Arsenal attempt per match
721 – Passes attempted versus West Brom today2
30 – Crosses attempted versus West Brom today2
9 –
Number of those crosses played by Theo Walcott
8 – Number of those crosses played by Carl Jenkinson
4 – Total Arsenal successful crosses versus West Brom today
1 – Successful crosses by each of Song, Gervinho, Jenks, and Theo
10 – Number of Arsenal’s unsuccessful crosses where I thought “hang on a minute, that’s a good ball.”
8 – Number of Arsenal players who passed the ball at a 90% rate or better (Ramsey 94%, Jenks 93%, Koz 92%, Santos 92%, Gerv 92%, RvP 92%, Benayoun 92%, Arteta 90%)
93 – Total passes by Mikel Arteta today
108 – Total passes by the entire WBA midfield of Morrison (47), Brunt (31), and Dorrans (30)
96 – Percent of Morrison’s passes that were successful3

That’s your lot for this game. I have a By the Numbers article brewing for the interlull so look for that over the next week or so. If you have something you’re looking for drop me a line in the comments.

I also posted a bunch of photos from the game today over on twitter if you are stuck at work and need a pictoral recap head over to @7amkickoff.

1. This section only refers to League play.
2. The most of any match so far this season.
3. Leads all players

Qq

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