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

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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)

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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