Arsenal 1-1 Everton: By the Numbers


Arsenal v. Everton first half:
Possession: 38-62%
Territory: 52-48%
Final 1/3 passes completed: 54-55
Shots in prime areas*: 1-0
Tackles: 15-7
Clearances: 10-10
Interceptions: 16-11
Dribbles: 2-5
Fouls: 6-7

Arsenal v. Everton full time:
Possession: 44-56%
Territory: 52.5-47.5%
Final 1/3 passes completed: 125-91
Shots in prime areas: 4-0
Shots from mid range: 5-7
Shots from outside: 2-5
Goals from prime areas: 1-0
Goals from mid range: 0-1
Goals from distance: 0-0
What that looks like visually:
Arsenal shots v. Everton


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(via 442 StatsZone app powered by Öpta)

Tackles: 20/21-14/24
Dribbles: 10/19-9/17
Clearances: 28-27
Interceptions: 24-18
Fouls: 13-11
Yellow cards: 0-4

Top performers:

Koscielny –

8 – Interceptions¹
11 – Ball recoveries (2nd most of all players)
2 – Tackles
2 – Blocks¹
9 – Clearances¹ (tied with Sylvain Distin)
1 – Key pass
0 – Shots Lukaku got on target
0 – Shots Lukaku got off in Prime positions
2 – Shots Lukaku took from deep
1 – Massive pocket he kept Lukaku in

Szczesny – 

2 – Crucial saves/blocks/whatever you want to call them
534 – Minutes he had gone for club and country without conceding a goal until Deulofeu’s wonder strike


1 – Goals scored after Giroud was fouled from behind by Jagielka
1 – Shots
1 – Shots on goal
24 – Passes in the Everton final third¹
1 – Passes in the defensive third
11 – Most common pass combination for Arsenal between Ramsey and Özil
3 – Successful dribbles (of 4)¹
3 – Number of times Howard Webb judged he was fouled
3 – Number of clearances he made (was only credited for 1 but those two “passes” early in the match were clearances)

Ross Barkley –

3 – Shots²
46 – Passes
17 – Passes in the Arsenal final 1/3²
3 – Chances created for teammates¹
3 – Successful dribbles (of 4)¹
3 – Ball recoveries in the Arsenal half
5 – Number of times Howard Webb judged he was fouled¹

Gareth Barry – 

0 – People who ever pegged Barry as a “top performer”


¹Lead all players
²Lead just his team

*Prime areas as defined by me is a T from the six-yard box to the penalty spot. Penalties count as prime shots.


  1. 13 – points van cunt is behind us
    9 – points van cunt is ahead of the relegation zone

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      • Not in Jan but for a summer purchase I can see Cabaye as an eventual replacement for perma crock Diaby and Rosicky who ain’t getting any younger.

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        • Thumbs down because it’s NOT very logical. For CM he’s competing with Arteta, Flamini, Ramsey, Wilshere, Ox when he comes back. For AM he’s competing with Cazorla, Podolski, Walcott, Ozil, Rosicky. Unless he’s signed as a replacement for somebody I really don’t see how he fits in.

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        • Cabaye will be a replacement for Arteta/back-up for Ramsey. If we are willing to let go of Mikel, then Cabaye should fit right in. Otherwise, we will be wasting one of Mikel/Cabaye on the bench a la Chelsea.

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    • Yah cabaye would fit in nicely between Nacho and Bendtner there…..on that bench.

      We should just sign Suarez and win the treble.

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  2. Some goals you can’t prevent, and the Barca loanee’s strike was one such. Short backlift from a tight-ish angle you never see players shoot from when they are being faced up by a defender. Nobody expected that and he hit it so sweetly… suffice it to say, it highlights the importance of efficient finishing. We needed to score more than one goal to be sure of winning, and we passed up more than our fair share of presentable opportunities.

    Everton gave a stunning performance by the way, I’d estimate close to 100% of their maximum potential. So it’s a real compliment to Arsenal that we can feel somewhat aggrieved to not win this game. I think it’s a decent result, if difficult to swallow having taken the lead with 10 minutes to go.

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    • well no, the goal could have been avoided if not for the over reliance of Gibbs to get bailed out by his keeper or other defenders, it happened against norwich and again Dortmund at home as far as I remember, he doesn’t close properly

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      • I disagree, Gibbs was in position and showing D to the goal line. I don’t think looking back at that that you could pinpoint a mistake. Where was the mistake?

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      • I agree, he gave more space space and time for that kid to shot. i believe he could have done better. Maybe time for a rest and give Monreal some game time to help sharpen him.

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  3. I do not think we can really fault Gibbs for Everton’s goal. Had he been too tight, that barca kid would have released it to the overlapping runner. I think that is why Gibbs hesitated besides it,was a semi- wonderstrike

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    • Yeah, if anything Rosicky should have taken the man on the ball, with Gibbs tracking the run. And Jenks could have closed the cross down sooner.

      But honestly, I don’t think it was a defensive error. Just a quality goal. They happen.

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  5. loads of stupidity on most message boards and facebook statuses after a very good match…here are the exact statement from Per metasacker on the Arsenal Website. “I think that was the toughest game we have been through the whole season,” he said. “They pressed us high up, all the way through from the start until the end.

    “We couldn’t play that much and in the second half everything was possible on both sides, with chances here and there so I think it was a fair result.

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  6. There is a weakness in Gibbs’ blocking technique. There is no way he should be able to get shot past him when he is that close and this is not first time it has happened. If it was Kos it would not have been goal.

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  7. please let the lid Gibbs be….he did quite well considering Evertons strong play comes from the flanks..twas a nice match…Everton is quite someyhing this season…Martinez>Moyes

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  8. i think we had the chance of leading that game had we gat suarez as our main man but unluckily we had giroud jst diving like a defender in all our two keeper to beat chances .hope wenger gets us a quality striker who’ll use every chance of the game from our quality midfielders

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  9. I wonder if u have some spare times, cpuld you tabulate stats to compare the current best 4 offensive team? Like the number on key passes, prime shots, cleae cut chances etc. Reason being while i think we have become more efficient in front of goal, i thought the clear cut chances are not that many compared to likes of Mancity / Liverpool. Thanks!

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  10. Gibbs was closet to the kid and Rosicky wasn’t. It is indeed a trait of Gibbs he allows relatively (say to Sagna, even Monreal) more crosses and shots in without blocking them. Most hadn’t done any harm but this one did unfortunately.

    Not saying Gibbs did poorly; it’s just his style of defending as a LB. If you look at Monreal he usually get tight in those prime spots.

    Watch it again (it hurts….) and see that when the kid moved to create a half yard Gibbs did not respond and leave that gap. No reason why he couldn’t move in sync to continue sheilding his GK.

    This is how it was depsite the best rexcod this back 5 maintains…not lost when they played together!!!

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