Arsenal 1-1 Man City: By the Numbers

Arsenal 1-1 Man City: By the Numbers

Podolski’s Magic Number

1 - Podolski made one cross
1 - Podolski made one tackle
1 - Podolski had one clearance
1 - Podolski was only dispossessed once, it led to the City goal
1 – Podolski had one turnover
1 – Podolski had one shot
1 – Podolski had one shot on goal
1 – Podolski had one key pass
1 – Podolski had one assist
1 - Podolski magic number
61 – Number of Arsenal appearances Podolski has made
59 – Minutes per game average by Podolski for Arsenal
112 – Matches Podolski has played for Germany
67 – Minutes per game average by Podolski for Der Grobsmannshaft
181 – Matches he played for Köln
86 – Minutes per game average by Podolski for Köln
6 – Number of times Podolski has played the entire 90 minutes for Arsenal
41 – Number of times Podolski has played the entire 90 minutes for Germany
150 – Number of times Podolski played the entire 90 minutes for Köln
2.1 – Games per goal average for Köln
2.4 – Games per goal average for Germany
2.5 – Games per goal average for Arsenal
6 – Hashtags Podolski will use on Instagram after today’s game #aha

Feast or Flamini

10 – Flamini now has 10 goals for Arsenal and when he scores Arsenal have a record of 8-2-0
2 – Both draws were against top teams (Chelsea and City) and both games ended 1-1
1 – Flamini saw club captain Thomas Vermaelen bombing forward mid-way through the second half and shooed him back into defense!
79 – He only completed 79% of his passes
1 – Only made one tackle
2 – Only had two interceptions
1 – Only made one clearance
1 – Only blocked one shot
1 – Only scored one goal!

Tale of Two Halves

1 – Arsenal “shot” in the first half, taken when Giroud spun and passed the ball back to Joe Hart from the half way line
9 – Arsenal shots in the second half
77 – Arsenal passes in the City final third in the first half
90 – Arsenal passes in the City final third in the second half
11 – Arsenal crosses in the first half (0 complete, though that one from Sagna, boy howdy that was a great cross that Giroud ignored)
14 – Arsenal crosses in the second half (3 completed, all three led to shots, and Podolski’s was an assist)
3 – Successful dribbles by Arsenal in the first half (of 12 attempted)
5 - Successful dribbles by Arsenal in the second half (of 14 attempted)
9 – Successful tackles by Arsenal in the first half (of 10)
3 – Successful tackles by Arsenal in the second half (of 5)
12 – Aerial duels won by Arsenal in the first half (of 19)
20 – Aerial duels won by Arsenal in the second half (of 30)
1 – Aerial duel that Flamini won, but somehow, inexplicably Dean not only let Silva undercut Flamini, which is hugely dangerous, but called a foul on Flamini. I will never, for the life of me, understand the rules of challenging for an aerial ball.

Santi Cazorla Man of the Match?

Cazorla was the busiest player on the pitch today leading all players or just his team in the following categories:

57 – Led Arsenal in passes attempted (72) and completed (57)
76 – Silva led all players with 65/76
33 – Led Arsenal in passes attempted in the final third (33)
37 – Silva led all players with 37
3 – Tied with Silva for creating 3 shots for teammate
4 – Led all players by a landslide in successfully dribbling 4/9 times (Gibbs 1/5, Giroud 1/4, Rosicky 1/3, Ox 1/3)
9 – Was second on Arsenal with 9 ball recoveries (Arteta had 11)
3 – Led Arsenal in tackles with 3/4 – 1 in the City final third
8 – Led all players with 8 turnovers, 4 more than Rosicky and 6 more than City’s worst player
2 – Led all players with 2/8 crossing
5 – Led Arsenal with 5/5 long balls
1 – Hit that one pass to Gibbs, remember that? WOOF.

Scoring first

As you know, I have been tracking Arsenal’s goalscoring record this season paying close attention to when Arsenal score and who scores first.

20 - Arsenal have scored first 20 times this season (in League play) and their record in those games is 18-1-1
10 – Arsenal’s opponents have scored first now 10 times (in League play, including City today) and our record in those games is 1-4-5
3 – In the first 16 games of this season, Arsenal only allowed the opposition to score first 3 times (3/16)
7 – In the second half of this season, Arsenal have allowed the opposition to score first 7 times (7/16)
2 – Arsenal have now come back in two consecutive games and earned a draw
10 – Arsenal have now allowed the opposition to score in the first half on 10 occasions and our record in those games is also 1-4-5
17 – Arsenal have conceded 17/37 goals in the first halves of games

This season v. last season

4 – Arsenal are now 4 points better off than last season in the match for match analysis:

Points v. last season(“GD” and “Goals Conceded” are supposed to be the difference of the difference. Does that make sense?)

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