Asunder Land 0-1 Arsenal: it’s all about the hustle (By the Numbers)

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49 – Arsenal clearances attempted in the entire 94 minutes (season high)
26 – Arsenal clearances successful in the entire 94 minutes (season high)
22 – Arsenal clearances attempted in the last 14 minutes (80th minute to 94th minute)
9 – Arsenal clearances successful in the last 14 minutes
49 – Percent of Arsenal’s clearances that happened in the last 14 minutes
44 – Percent of Arsenal’s successful clearances that Sagna made in the last 14 minutes
14 – Clearances Michael Williamson (Newcastle) wins on average per game in the Premier League this season¹
15 – Clearances attempted by Bacary Sagna in the entire 94 minutes²
11 – Clearances successful by Bacary Sagna in the entire 94 minutes²
6 – Clearances attempted by Bacary Sagna in the last 14 minutes
4 – Clearances successful by Bacary Sagna in the last 14 minutes
4 – Clearances attempted by Olivier Giroud in the last 14 minutes
0 – Clearances successful by Olivier Giroud today
5 – Clearances attempted by Titus Bramble today³
1 – Clearances successful by Titus Bramble today³

16 – Aerial duels attempted by Steven Fletcher²
7 – Aerial duels successful by Steven Fletcher² (tied with Olivier Giroud who attempted just 10)
43 – Percent of aerial duels Steven Fletcher wins on average this season
43 – Percent of aerial duels that Steven Fletcher won versus Arsenal today
6 – Aerial duels Bacary Sagna won today (of 10)
69 – Percent of aerial duels that Bacary Sagna has won on average this season (tops Arsenal defenders)
70 – Percent of aerial duels that Bacary Sagna won last season
3 – Aerial duels Per Mertesacker won (of 4)
66 – Percent of aerial duels that Per Mertesacker has won on average this season
8.5 – Inches difference in height between Per Mertesacker and Bacary Sagna

2.5 – Average number of fouls that Danny Rose draws per game in the Premier League this season¹
2.4 – Average number of fouls that Jack Wilshere draws per game in the Premier League this season
13 – Fouls Anthony Taylor called against Arsenal
6 – Fouls Anthony Taylor called against Sunderland
20 – Number of seconds between Anthony Taylor sending Carl Jenkinson off for a second yellow for a stupid, cynical tackle on Sessegnon and Anthony Taylor failing to produce a yellow card for Titus Bramble, stopping the Arsenal break, with a similar cynical challenge, which he even called a FOUL!
2 – Number of fouls Anthony Taylor called for Sunderland’s repeated kicking of Jack Wilshere today
1 – Number of fouls Anthony Taylor called on Lee Clattermole
3 – Number of fouls ref Anthony Taylor said that Arsenal committed on Lee Clattermole²
19 – Tackles that Arsenal attempted v. Sunderland
17 – Tackles that Arsenal won v. Sunderland (one miss by Ramsey and one by… Jenkinson!)
5 – Successful tackles by Aaron Ramsey (of 6 attempted)²
4 – Successful tackles by Nacho

Hustle board

605 – Passes attempted by Arsenal
515 – Passes completed by Arsenal
253 – Passes completed by Arsenal’s top three (Arteta 95², Cazorla 83, Ramsey 75)
257 – Passes completed by Sunderland, all of them
49 – Cazorla passes in the Sunderland final third²
54 – In case you didn’t want to do the math, that’s 54% of his passes that he attempted in the opposition scoring area
47 – Passes attempted by Jack Colback³
3 – Key passes by each of Wilshere and Giroud
1 – Key pass by Cazorla
1 – Turnover by Cazorla
2 – Tackles by Cazorla
2 – Interceptions by Cazorla
6 – Dribbles by Cazorla
1 – Goal by Cazorla

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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