Man U 2-1 Arsenal: By the Numbers

Man U 2-1 Arsenal: By the Numbers

21.6 – Tackles per game average by Arsenal this season
10 – Tackles attempted by Arsenal v. Man U today (9 successful!)
22 – Tackles per game average by Man U this season
22 – Tackles attempted by Man U v. Arsenal today (17 successful)
16.9 – Interceptions per game average by Arsenal  this season
12 – Interceptions by Arsenal v. Man U today
11.6 – Interceptions per game average by Man U  this season
20 – Interceptions by Man U v. Arsenal today

5 – Number of times Cazorla was dispossessed²
2 – Number of times each of Evra and Young were dispossessed³
4 – Number of times Giroud turned the ball over² (he was also dispossessed 4 times!)
2 – Number of times each of Young and Evra turned the ball over³

79 – Passes completed by Arsenal in the Man U final third
75 – Passes completed by Man U in the Arsenal final third
134 – Arsenal season average passes in opposition final third
26 - Percent of Arsenal’s passes this season that have been in the opposition final third
13 – Percent of Arsenal’s passes v. Man U that were in the final third
14 – Percent of Arteta’s passes that were in the Man U final third
9 – Passes attempted by Mikel Arteta in the Man U final third

Shots Addendum:

10 – Minute of Arsenal’s first shot (Andre Santos, nearly hits corner flag)
54 – Minute of Arsenal’s second shot (Giroud, hits post)
76 – Minute of Arsenal’s third shot (Theo Walcott, hit someone in row Z)
88 – Minute of Arsenal’s fourth shot (Giroud, blocked)
92 – Minute of Arsenal’s fifth shot and first shot on goal (Giroud, saved)
95 – Minute of Arsenal’s sixth shot (Cazorla, blocked)
95 – Minute of Arsenal’s seventh shot (Cazorla, goal)

6 – Interceptions by Michael Carrick²
5 – Interceptions by Wayne Rooney
4 – Interceptions by Mikel Arteta³
2 – Tackles by each of Sagna, Podolski, and Santos (6 total of 7 attempts)³
4 – Tackles by Wayne Rooney (of 4 attempts)²
0 – Tackles by Mikel Arteta
0 – Tackles by Wilshere
3 – Fouls by Wilshere
54 – Minute that Wenger should have subbed Wilshere off for Coquelin, moved Arteta forward, and let Rooney man mark Le Coq instead
90.6 – Passes per game average by Mikel Arteta¹
65 – Passes attempted by Mikel Arteta v. Man U today40 – Percent of Arteta’s passes that were forward
60 – Percent of Arteta’s passes that were backward or square
101 – Passes attempted by Per Mertesacker v. Man U²
57.1 – Passes per game average by Per Mertesacker
63 – Passes attempted by Mikel Arteta v. Chelsea on 29 September 2012²

All stats via Opta, ESPN, Premier League, or my personal database

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¹Best in the League in this category
²Lead both teams in this category
³Lead just his team in this category