Friday, September 19, 2014
Arsenal 5-1 West Ham: By the Numbers

Arsenal 5-1 West Ham: By the Numbers

Big score lines

3 - Games which Arsenal have won by 4 or more goals (I mean the margin of victory is 4 or more goals, e.g. 6-1 = 5 goals in this context) already this season (2012-2013)
2 – Games which Arsenal won by 4 or more goals last season (2011-2012)
1 – Games which Arsenal won by 4 or more goals two seasons ago (2010-2011)
6 - Games which Arsenal have played in that both teams totaled 6 or more goals (e.g. Arsenal 5-1 West Ham) in 2012-2013
6 – Games which Arsenal have played in that both teams totaled 6 or more goals in 2011-2012
4 – Games which Arsenal have played in that both teams totaled 6 or more goals in 2010-2011

Halfs an Half-nots

20 – Goals Arsenal have scored in the first half of League games this season
17 – Goals Arsenal have allowed in the first half of League games this season
3 – Goal difference Arsenal enjoy in first half of League games this season
26 – Goals Arsenal have scored in the second half of League games this season
10 – Goals Arsenal have allowed in the second half of League games this season
16 – Goal difference Arsenal enjoy in the second half of League games this season
28 – Goals Man U have scored in the first half of League games this season
14 – Goals Man U have allowed in the first half of League games this season
14 – Goal difference Man U enjoy in the first half of League games this season
29 – Goals Man U have scored in the second half of League games this season
16 – Goals Man U have allowed in the second half of League games this season
13 – Goal difference Man U enjoy in the second half of League games this season

Arsenal won the duels

58 – Percent of all duels (tackles, aerial, dribbles) Arsenal have won on average this season
72 – Percent of all duels won by Arsenal against West Ham last night (season high)
55 – Percent of aerial duels Arsenal have won on average this season
71 – Percent of aerial duels Arsenal won versus West Ham (17 of 24)
42 – Percent of aerial duels Arsenal won versus West Ham at the Boleyn Ground (18 of 43)
0 – Aerial duels won by Carlton Cole last night (of 7)
5 – Aerial duels won by Olivier Giroud²
15 – Uncontested headers Carlton Cole was allowed to win as Arsenal covered the runner instead of the header (estimate)
16 – Successful tackles by Arsenal (of 16 attempted)

3/3 – Sagna
3/3 – Ramsey
3/3 – Gibbs
2/2 – Cazorla
2/2 – Wilshere
2/2 – Santos
1/1 – Walcott

4 – Successful dribbles by Walcott (of 7)²
1 – Successful dribbles by Diame (of 3)
1 – Comedy dribbles by Diame where he tripped over himself
1 – Not-so-funny leg breaking tackles on Per Mertesacker by Diame
1 – Quick apologies by Diame
1 – Number of times Diame was dispossessed
8 – Passes by Diame (of 8 attempted)
6 – Passes by Diame in the Arsenal final third
0 – Tackles, interceptions, etc, by Diame

16

Lu-lu-lu-Lukas Podolski

9 – Assists by Podolski in the League this season (career high)¹
7 – Assists by Podolski in the Bundesliga last season (previous career high)
1 – Career assist hat-tricks by Podolski
28 – Key passes by Podolski this season
55 – Key passes by Juan Mata this season
8 – Assists by Juan Mata this season
3.1 – Key passes per assist by Podolski
6.9 – Key passes per assist by Juan Mata
5.1 – Shots per goal in the League this season for Podolski
4.7 – Shots per goals in the Bundesliga last season
0.54 – Goals per shot on goal in the League this season
0.49 – Goals per shot on goal in the Bundesliga last season
2 – Number of times Podolski has played all 90 minutes for Arsenal this season (v. Reading and Montpellier)

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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37 comments

  1. DoubleDoubleDouble

    5 – Number of times Fat Sam described Arsenal’s play as ‘brilliant’ in the post match interview.

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  2. 1 – Very tired soul who cant take all these numbers in! :)

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  3. Big Chief from Antarctica

    Last week I was at a loss for (swear)words but seeing that picture of Walcott and Podolski is pretty much heartening. Oh how Arsenal is playing with my heart.. COYG!

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  4. 9 – Assists by Podolski in the League this season (career high)¹
    7 – Assists by Podolski in the Bundesliga last season (previous career high)

    1000s – Number of pundits eating their own bloody words after pointing out that Poldi was a one club man who couldn’t cut it anywhere else when we bought him.

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    • 1000s – number of pundits who can’t tell their mouth from their ass and will likely forget what they said earlier this season. it could also be that they would eat them ass-up, ala southpark.

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  5. DoubleDoubleDouble

    Completely unrelated…but the next Dennis Bergkamp?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9S_E2NgSM8&feature=youtu.be

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    • Holy hell.
      Though as good as the goal was, that was brilliant movement for the assist.

      Sign ‘em up, Wenger

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  6. To be fair to Juan Mata on the assists/key passes ratio, most of his key passes will have gone to Torres.

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    • Gunner From Another Mother

      I was thinking the same thing. So many key passes per assist shows how many chances Torres has wasted. And those are just from Mata! And now Torres’ new haircut? Is he trying to look like the Belgian-BallBoy-Basher?

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  7. I am not going to raise my expectations after this amazing game.

    It was a GREAT performance, but lets face it West Ham are not our competition —- our competition used to be United, City and Chelsea and now … WB, Everton, Tottenham and Liverpool.

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  8. 5 – Goal of the Season contenders..

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  9. My arsenal was playing last night, i loved it.
    1- very happy gooner in nairobi kenya, i wish we went in for wanyama by the way…

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  10. Happy that we have won by a huge margin.
    But, West Ham set the defensive line very high up, which helped us to tear them apart down the flanks.
    To be honest, that was suicidal. None of the top teams also would do that at the Emirates.
    We must be happy but should not get overboard, other teams wont give us so much space behind the defense for theo and poldi to run into.

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    • West Ham started playing deep, but after Arsenal got the second, they had no choice but to come out of their shell. The “suicidal high line” didn’t appear until the 3rd Arsenal goal, and yes, Allardyce was stupid for persisting with that tactic. But to be fair, Arsenal did score three goals in just a few minutes, hardly even time to adjust tactically.

      I also reject this notion that “top clubs” won’t play the same way. If Liverpool are down 2-1 in the 50th minute, they will press to try to win the game the same way that Allardyce did, leaving the exact same kinds of space, and hopefully the same opportunities for Poldi and Walcott.

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  11. bout time we had a win, but this big result may ‘convince’ Wenger to ‘convince’ the fans not to spend big on players.

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  12. What exactly is a ‘key pass’ defined as?

    A pass which leads to a scoring opportunity?

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  13. Last night night was bloody ace. I needed that. A really shit year so far so getting absolutely smashed and seeing those goals fly in at the Emirates… it was great. Amazing what football can do sometimes…..

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  14. 17,000: Number of times the following chant was repeated behind me last night:
    Ohhhhh Big Fat Sam’s a walrus,
    He wears a walrus hat,
    And when he sees a baby seal he says ‘I’m having that’
    Ohhhhh…..
    After the first few hundred times it actually gets quite amusing.

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  15. On a side note, I can’t help but make a comment on Newcastle and their 100th french signing.

    Two faced Pardrew……guess he forgot to look at the passports before signing these players. How times have changed from smirking at the lack of british players at Arsenal to his united nations team. LMAO

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  16. What is the celebration that Theo and Podolski are doing? i didnt catch that at all on the box? Is it celebrating theo’s new contract? as in “he signed da ting!”

    on another note: i put my hand up, yes i am one of Rambo’s biggest critics. When i saw him on the team sheet it made me nervous. But it has truly been a long time since ive seen him play in the middle of the park. But being half welsh (family from cardiff) i think i just knew he had so much more talent then what we had seen this year. Which was frustrating the hell out of me. This game is what ramsey is and should be all about. Hard Working, keeping the ball moving, no fancy turns, no nonsense rambo. Well done son. LONG MAY IT CONTINUE!

    Priority = new winger in please, that way rambo can concentrate on the middle of the park and his natural game.

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