Arsenal 7-3 Newcastle: half full – by the numbers

Arsenal 7-3 Newcastle: half full – by the numbers

167 - Arsenal successful passes in the first half
172 - Arsenal successful passes in the second half
38 - Successful passes in the Newcastle final third, first half
61 - Successful passes in the Newcastle final third, second half
3 - Shots by Arsenal in the first half
13 - Shots by Arsenal in the second half
8 - Tackles by Arsenal in the first half (of 9)
14 - Tackles by Arsenal in the second half (of 15)
0 - Successful crosses in the first half (of 7 attempted)
5 - Successful crosses in the second half (of 13 attempted)
89 - Passes completed by Chiek Tiote²
51 - Passes completed by each of Arteta and Sagna³
21 - Passes completed by Sagna in the Newcastle final third²
12 - Passes completed by Oberon in the Arsenal final third³
4 - Key passes by Wilshere²
4 - Tackles by Wilshere² (tied with Coloccini and Tiote)
2 - Blocks by Wilshere² (tied with Coloccini)
1 - Failed block by Wilshere
4 - Interceptions by Podolski³
6 - Aerial duels won by Demba Ba²
5 - Aerial duels won by Sagna³ (of five attempted)
2 - Aerial duels won by Vermaelen (of five attempted)
1 - Aerial duels won by Koscielny (of two attempted)
3 - Shots by Giroud
2 - Goals by Giroud
1 - Shot that hit the crossbar
39 - Touches by Walcott

16 - Attempted passes
11 - Successful passes
5 – Attempted crosses (2 are corners)
1 – Successful cross (assist to Giroud for the headed goal)
5 – Successful dribbles²
6 – Shots² (Tied with Ba, who also had 6)
4 – shots on goal
3 – Goals²
2 – Key passes
2 – Assists²
6 – Goals and assists Walcott scored against Reading in the League Cup match

92 – Percent of tackles Arsenal won (best all season)*
70 – Percent of all duels Arsenal won (best all season)
120 – Number of passes Newcastle completed above the total that Arsenal completed (339 Arsenal, 459 Newcastle — most against Arsenal this season)
56 – Percent of possession Newcastle enjoyed (most against Arsenal this season)
411 – Arsenal passes attempted (lowest total this season)
23 – Percent of those passes that were aimed backward (lowest this season)
56 – Percent of those passes that were aimed forward (tied for highest this season)

What the hustle board looks like:

4 – League matches in which Arsenal scored 5 or more goals in 2012/2013 (6-1 Southampton, 5-2 Tottencum Hotsperms, Reading 2-5, 7-3 Newastle)
3 – League matches in which Arsenal scored 5 or more goals in 2011/2012 (Chelsea 3-5, 7-1 Blackburn, 5-2 Tottencum Hotsperms)

23 – League games which it took for Arsenal to score 39 goals in 2011/2012
7 – Goals scored in that 24th game (7-1 Blackburn, 4 Feb 2012)

1.95 – Goals scored per game average 2011/2012
2.05 – Goals scored per game average 2012/2013
1 – League matches in which Arsenal scored 5 or more goals in 2010/2011 (6-0 Blackpool)
2 – League matches in which Arsenal scored 5 or more goals in 2009/2010 (Everton 1-6, 6-2 Blackburn)

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

*League stats only in this section