Villa 1-2 Arsenal: by the numbers

Villa 1-2 Arsenal: by the numbers

92 – Percent pass completion by Arsenal in the first half (397/433)
79 – Percent pass completion by Arsenal in the second half (191/245)
54 – Misplaced passes by Arsenal in the second half
18 – Misplaced passes by Arsenal in the final 20 minutes
10 - Number of misplaced passes by Cazorla in the full 90
7 - Number of misplaced passes by Cazorla in the second half
5 - Number of those second half misplaced passes by Cazorla that he played in Arsenal’s defensive half
1 – Number of times Per Mertesacker yelled at Cazorla after he made a poor pass that led to the Villa goal
1 – Number of misplaced passes by Özil in the second half (28/29)
0 – Misplaced passes by Özil in the Arsenal defensive half
7 – Misplaced passes by Wilshere in the second half
3 – Number of those misplaced passes by Wilshere that he played in the Arsenal defensive half
2 – Number that Flamini had (the whole midfield, save Özil, couldn’t pass to each other)
0 – Misplaced passes by Per Mertesacker out of 42 attempts
1 – Misplaced pass by Koscielny out of 43 attempts and it was a long ball
11 – Long passes Koscielny completed (of 12!)
73 – Pass completion rate by Giroud (32/44)
55 – Pass completion rate of Benteke (18/33)
1 – Bad pass by Giroud to Özil that was an insult to bad passes
67 – Percent of Giroud’s bad passes that were in the Villa final third
80 – Percent of Benteke’s passes that must have been headers (guessTimate)
3 – Perfect tackles by Per Mertesacker (3/3)
3 – Flying tackles by Flamini (3/3)
3 – Crazy tackles by Cazorla (3/3)
3 – Back tackles by Sagna (3/3)
3 – Kieran tackles by Gibbs (3/3)
3 – Successful dribbles by Gibbs¹ (of 4, Wilshere was 3/7)
2 – Handsome tackles by Giroud (2/2)
2 – Surgical tackles by Gnabry (2/2)
1 – Cheesy tackles by Monreal (1/1)
1 – Tackles to save the cause by Laurent (1/1)
0 – Jacked-up tackles by Wilshere (0/1) — he was the only Arsenal player to miss a tackle
5 – Interceptions by Flamini¹
1 – Broken nose by Agbonlahor
1 – Wispy mustache on Agbonlahor’s hideous face
17 – Clearances by Koscielny¹
13 – Koscielny clearances in the second half
14 – Clearances by Mertesacker
4 – Clearances by Lowton²
4 – Chances created by Lowton¹
7.1 – Clearances per game average by Koscielny
6.5 – Clearances per game average by Mertesacker
18 – Clearances Arsenal made in the first half
39 – Clearances Arsenal made in the second half
23 – Headed clearances Arsenal made in the second half
21 – Clearances Arsenal made in the final 20 minutes
13 – Headed clearances Arsenal made in the final 20 minutes
5 – Headed clearances by Per Mertesacker in the final 20 minutes
4 – Headed clearances by Koscielny in the final 20 minutes
2 – Clearances Villa made in the final 20 minutes
21 – Passes from Özil to Cazorla, Arsenal’s most common pass combination
19 – Passes from Villa keeper Guzan to Benteke, Villa’s most common pass combination

Mertesacker and Koscielny record (both players play full 90)

Played: 28
Won: 20
Drawn: 8
Lost: 0
Conceded: 14
Clean sheets: 16

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¹Lead both teams
²Lead just his team