Reading 2-5 Arsenal: Santi delivers high fives – by the numbers

Reading 2-5 Arsenal: Santi delivers high fives – by the numbers

718 - Attempted passes by Arsenal v. Reading (most for Arsenal in a League game this season)
632 – Successful passes by Arsenal v. Reading
93 - Successful passes by Mikel Arteta²
76 - Successful passes by Santi Cazorla (second best)
153 – Successful passes by Arsenal in Reading’s final third
28 - Successful passes in the final third by Santi Cazorla²
7 - Successful passes in the final third by Pavell Pogrebnyak (of 7 attempted!)³
22 – Key passes created by Arsenal v. Reading (most for Arsenal in a League game this season)
6 – Key passes by Santi Cazorla v. Reading²
1 – Assist by Santi Cazorla for Theo Walcott’s well taken goal
2 - Kieran Gibbs career Premier League assists²
2 - Kieran Gibbs assists v. Reading
5 – Attempted through balls by Santi Cazorla²

14 - Successful dribbles by Arsenal v. Reading (of 19)
74 – Percent of Arsenal’s dribbles v. Reading that were successful (season high for Arsenal in the Premier League)
8 – Attempted dribbles by Santi Cazorla²
7 – Successful dribbles by Santi Cazorla²
6 – Dribbles by Jimmy Kebe (of 6 attempted)³

4 – English international players Arsenal started v. Reading
1 – Error awarded to Kieran Gibbs for the errant pass that lead to Reading’s first goal
15 – Errors or penalties by Arsenal this season in Champions League or Premier League play that have led to goals
12 – Successful tackles by Arsenal v. Reading
12 – Successful tackles by Arsenal v. Spurs
5-2 – To the Arsenal in both games
9 – Arsenal 2012-2013 season low for successful tackles in a single League game (Norwich and Man U)
8 – Successful tackles by Reading against Arsenal last night
3 – Successful tackles by Mikel Arteta
1 – Number of times Steve McManaman implored Reading to “at least kick someone”
1 - Number of times Jobi McAnuff obliged by planting his studs into Jack Wilshere’s yarbles attempting to turn him into a eunuch jelly
4 – Fouls Jack Wilshere officially had called in his favor
1 – Fouls by a Reading player which mysteriously earned Wilshere a yellow card instead

26 - Shots by Arsenal v. Reading (season high for Arsenal in the Premier League)
13 - Shots on goal by Arsenal v. Reading (season high for Arsenal in the Premier League)
23 - Shots against Southampton (previous season high)
9 - Shots on goal against Southampton
22 - Santi Cazorla shots on goal in 17 Premier League games
8 - Santi Cazorla shots on goal in the last three Premier League games
4 - Santi Cazorla shots on goal v. Reading²
3 - Santi Cazorla goals v. Reading²
1 - Santi Cazorla goal that was champagne wishes and caviar dreams as Ox carried into space, passed to Jack in the middle, who played through to Podolski, who crossed wonderfully to Cazorla, who put the ball away with aplomb
9 - Theo Walcott shots on goal in 12 Premier League games
4 - Theo Walcott shots on goal v. Reading
1 – Theo Walcott goal

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