Wigan 0-1 Arsenal: winning ugly by the numbers

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486 – Passes attempted by Wigan
480 – Passes attempted by Arsenal (2nd fewest this season in the League, v. Chelsea 470)

254 – Passes forward by Arsenal (3rd fewest this season in the League, v. Chelsea 239)
123 – Passes attempted by Arsenal in the Wigan final third (2nd fewest total this season in the League, v. Man U 111)

54 – Passess attempted by Arsenal in the Wigan final third in the second half of play
10 – Passes attempted by Arsenal in the Wigan final third during the last 20 minutes of play
30 – Passes attempted by Wigan in the Arsenal final third during the last 20 minutes of play

31 – Crosses attempted by Wigan (3 successful)
14 – Crosses attempted by Arsenal (2 successful)
14 – Shots by Wigan
11 – Shots by Arsenal
11 – Key passes by Wigan (passes that lead to a shot)
6 – Key passes by Arsenal (2nd lowest of the season, v. Man U 6, v. Chelsea 5)
51 – Percent of possession by Wigan
51 – Percent of the territory Wigan owned
11 – Clearances Arsenal forced Wigan to make (fewest of Arsenal’s Premier League season)
21 – Clearances Wigan forced Arsenal to make (the most since Arsenal’s draw to Everton)

So.. they didn’t control the passing game, did they at least hustle?
7 – Aerial duels won by Arsenal in the first half (of 7 challenged)
3 – Aerial duels won by Arsenal in the second half (of 11 challenged)
25 – Tackles attempted by Wigan (16 won)
16 – Tackles attempted by Arsenal (11 won)
10 – Successful dribbles by Wigan (of 21 attempted)
9 – Successful dribbles by Arsenal (of 25 attempted)
36 – Percent of Arsenal’s dribbles that were successful (lowest % since Man U 29%)
6 – Tackles attempted by Arsenal in the second half when they really needed to tackle the fuck more
17 – Interceptions by Wigan
16 – Interceptions the fuck by Arsenal
17 – Fouls committed by Wigan
9 – Fouls committed by Arsenal
1 – Yellow cards given to each team
1 – Utter cunts named Roberto Martinez who accused Theo Walcott of diving to win the penalty

What the hustle board looks like:

DID ANYONE DO ANYTHING WELL?
1 – Goals scored by Arteta²
4 – Shots by each of Podolski and Walcott²
3 – Shots by each of Kone and Figueroa³
0 – Shots by Cazorla
0 – Number of times, prior to today, that Cazorla took 0 shots playing for Arsenal
87 – Passes Davey Jones had in his locker² (of 88 attempted!)
87 – Passes Mikel Arteta averages per game in the Premier League¹
71 – Passes by Arteta today³
7 – Passes by Theo Walcott (of 7 attempted)
1 – Passes by Theo Walcott in the entire second half of play
1 – Passes by Theo Walcott in the second half which got him a return ball, from which he was fouled in the box, which earned Arsenal a penalty, which ultimately won the game
28 – Passes by Sagna in the Wigan final third²
18 – Passes by Davey Jones in the Arsenal final third (100% completed)
3 – Key passes by each of Beausejour and McCarthy²
2 – Key passes by Cazorla³
3 – Successful dribbles by each of McCarthy and Wilshere²
7 – Attempted dribbles by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain²
0 – Successful dribbles by Ox in the first half
2 – Successful dribbles by Ox in the second half
5 – Tackles by McCarthy²
3 – Tackles by Sagna³
5 – Aerial duels won by Sagna²
7 – Fouls by Maloney²
6 – Fouls Maloney was called for before he received a yellow card
16 – Fouls Maloney seemed to have committed, all on Jack Wilshere, before getting a yellow card

7am

All numbers today via Opta, ESPN, or my personal databases

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

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