Norwich 1-2 Arsenal: By the Numbers

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180 – Successful passes from open play by Norwich in the first half
189 – Successful passes from open play by Arsenal in the first half
126 – Successful passes from open play by Norwich in the second half
257 –
Successful passes from open play by Arsenal in the second half
118 – Successful passes from open play by Stoke City in 90 minutes today
77 – Percent of passes completed by Arsenal today (season low)
43 – Successful passes by Alex Song
1 1 – Unsuccessful passes by Alex Song
1 – Passes that resulted in a goal by Alex Song
1 – Successful corners by Arsenal
3 – Minute in which Arsenal successfully completed a corner kick (Robin van Persie to Koscielny)
11 – Shots on goal by Arsenal
5 – Shots on goal by Gervinho (1 blocked)
3 – Shots on goal by Robin van Persie (1 blocked)
2 – Goals by Robin van Persie
2 – Shots on goal by Norwich
1 – Goals by Norwich
0.45 – Arsenal’s opposition’s goals per shot on goal 2011-2012
0.34 – Arsenal’s goals per shot on goal 2011-2012
28 – League matches since Arsenal last had 11 shots on goal (West Ham 0-3 Arsenal)
1004 – Year AD in which Swein Forkbeard raised RAZED Norwich, apparently they still haven’t recovered
31 – League goals by Robin van Persie this calendar year
2 – Number of other players in Premier League history who have scored 31+ League goals in a calendar year (Shearer, Henry)
13 – League goals this season by Robin van Persie
5 – Consecutive League matches which Robin van Persie has scored a goal
5 – Consecutive League matches which Arsenal have won
3 – Consecutive Arsenal wins after international breaks (Swansea, Sunderland, Norwich)
15 – Arsenal goals in the last 5 League matches
10 – Goals for Robin van Persie in those last 5 games
25 – League goals scored by Arsenal this season
14 – Number of those goals that have been scored in the second half of matches
24 – League goals scored in the first 12 games last season

Odd Individual Stats

6 – Interceptions by Arteta*
5 – Successful tackles by Santos and Kyle Naughton*
4 –
Shots on target missed by Gervinho*
4 – Key passes by Theo Walcott*
6 – Touches by Grant Holt
2 – Passes by Grant Holt
1 – Turnovers by Grant Holt
2 – Fouls drawn by Grant Holt
5 – Dives by Grant Holt
0 – Aerial duels by Mertesacker?**
2 – Through balls by RvP*
3 – Key passes by RvP
100 – Percent of those balls by RvP that should have been assists
7 – Accurate long balls by Vermaelen*
10 – Aerial duels lost by RvP (out of 11)*

*Leads both teams
**According to two Opta sources Mertesacker didn’t attempt a single aerial duel. This seems wrong to me.

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