Arsenal 2-0 Cardiff: by the numbers

Arsenal 2-0 Cardiff: by the numbers

8 – Arsenal shots in the first half
20 – Arsenal shots in the second half
8 – Shots by Theo Walcott¹ (3 in the first, 5 in the second)
6 – Shots created for others by Theo Walcott
5 – Shots created by Walcott in the second half
3 – Number of shots Walcott created off corners in the second half
2 – Arsenal shots in the second half which hit the woodwork
1 – Shots by Jack Wilshere which hit the woodwork
5 – Shots Jack Wilshere created for Arsenal, all from open play¹
1 – Assist by Jack Wilshere with the outside of his boot
7 – Arsenal shots from set plays (all of which occurred in the second half and 6 of which were headed shots)
7 – Aerial duels Arsenal won in the first half (all in defense)
9 – Aerial duels Arsenal won in the second half (4 in defense, 5 around the Cardiff penalty spot!)
4 – Aerial duels Sagna won in the second half (2 around the Cardiff penalty spot!)¹
2 – Arsenal corners in the first half
10 – Arsenal corners in the second half
8 – Crosses by Arsenal in the first half (2 successful)
26 – Crosses by Arsenal in the second half (12 successful)
21 – Crosses Arsenal average per game in League play this season
67 – Crosses Theo Walcott has attempted this season (most at Arsenal)
13 – Crosses Theo Walcott attempted today v. Cardiff (season high)¹
5 – Crosses Theo Walcott completed today
1.6 - Successful crosses per game average by Theo Walcott (second behind Mesut Özil with 1.7)
622 – Passes attempted by Arsenal (551 completed)
166 – Backward
9 – Backpasses
18 – Passes from Koscielny to Mertesacker, the most frequent pass combination¹
12 – Attempted dribbles by Jack Wilshere¹
7 - Successful dribbles by Jack Wilshere¹
1.7 – Successful dribbles per game average by Wilshere
27 – Successful dribbles by Jack Wilshere this season in League play (26% of his successful dribbles for the whole season in one day)
5 – Successful dribbles by Jack Wilshere in or around the 18 yard box (of 8)¹
8 – Ball recoveries by Jack Wilshere¹
4 – Ball recoveries by Jack Wilshere in the opposition half

88 – Minute Bendtner first scored v. Cardiff
65 – Minute Arsenal first scored v. Newcastle
68 – Minute Arsenal first scored v. West Ham
31 – Minute Arsenal first scored v. Man City
80 – Minute Arsenal first scored v. Everton
2 – Minute Bendtner first scored v. Hull
29 - Minute Arsenal first scored v. Cardiff (away)
22 – Minute Arsenal first scored v. Southampton
19 - Minute Arsenal first scored v. Liverpool
47 - Minute Arsenal first scored v. Crystal Palace*
66 - Minute, on average, Arsenal first scored in the last five League matches
24 – Minute, on average, Arsenal first scored in the previous five League matches
6 – Arsenal clean sheets in the last 10 League matches
3 – Arsenal clean sheets in the first 10 League matches
8 – Arsenal clean sheets in the last 12 matches
9 – Arsenal clean sheets in League play this season (leads the League)
2 – Number of times Arsenal have failed to score this season (leads the League)
18 – Goals Arsenal have conceded this season (fewest in the League)

Bendtner

15 – Touches
3 – Shots
1 – Goal
2 – Aerial duels won
10 – Passes
1 – Key pass
2 – Goals scored by Bendtner in back to back appearances at the Emirates

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¹Led all players
*You probably noticed that I didn’t include Man U and Chelsea, that’s because Arsenal didn’t score in those matches.

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