Liverpool 5-1 Arsenal: by the numbers

Liverpool 5-1 Arsenal: by the numbers

What do you want to see today? Some hope? Well, Arsenal have a very odd defense. They concede almost no goals most of the time, but against three teams they have conceded an absolute gut full. It’s very weird. That is what I got, maybe you can see some hope in it.

26 – Goals Arsenal have conceded this season
29 – Goals Arsenal conceded through 25 games last season
14 – Goals Arsenal have conceded in just three games this season (City 6, Liverpool 5, Villa 3)
4.7 – Goals allowed per game in those three matches
12 – Goals Arsenal have conceded in the other 22 matches they have played this season
0.54 – Goals allowed per game in those 22 matches
58 – Shots Arsenal have allowed in the “Red Zone”* this season
9 – Shots Liverpool took in Arsenal’s Red Zone today (the most so far this season)
8 – Shots Man City took in Arsenal’s Red Zone during the 6-3 loss earlier
29 – Percent of Arsenal’s total “Red Zone Shots Conceded” that came from those two matches
19 – Total goals Arsenal have conceded in the Red Zone this season
9 – Red Zone goals that Man City and Liverpool scored against Arsenal
47 – Percent of Arsenal’s “Red Zone Goals Conceded” that came from those two matches
32 – The opposition convert 32% of their shots in this Red Zone, but just 3% from all other positions on the field. To put that in context, the opposition have taken just 58 shots in the Red Zone but 244 from everywhere else. They have scored 19 goals in the Red Zone and just 7 outside of it. Arsenal, however, have scored 21 goals in the Red Zone off 76 shots and 27 goals off 277 shots in all other positions. That’s a conversion rate of 28% in the Red Zone and almost 10% in all other positions. Oh, and before you run off to Opta and try to look these stats up, they don’t exist as far as I know. They are entirely of my own industry.

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10 – In the last 10 matches, Arsenal have only scored 2 first-half goals
15 – In the previous 15 matches, Arsenal scored 13 first-half goals
6 – Number of times Arsenal have allowed the opposition to score first in League Play this season
1 – Number of times Arsenal have won when the opposition scores first
3 – Number of times they have lost when the opposition scores first
5 – Minutes after Arsenal lost to Liverpool today that my daughter came in to the kitchen and said “Dad, my nose farted” and then I laughed and forgot all about the game while cooking potatoes and eggs and sausage chicken sausage naturally because I’m not a monster I bet Luis Suarez eats pork sausage or maybe he eats human sausages but never black pudding he hates the taste
13 – Matches left in this season
39 – Points still up for grabs
6 – Points difference between the top four teams this season
17 – Points difference between the top four teams at this stage last season

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*I’m not calling this a Prime Position because it has come to my attention that someone else uses that. The Red Zone is the area inside the 6 yard box, extending in a T from the goal to the penalty spot