Arsenal 2-2 Swansea: by the numbers


19 – Arsenal have won 19 matches this season, Wenger’s best haul to open a season so far
3 – Looking at the results from last season and comparing them to this season’s results team for team, Arsenal are actually three points better off than they were last season. And I know you don’t want to hear this right now… BUT I’M GOING TO SAY IT ANYWAY… Arsenal’s points total from Chelsea was improved over last year (Arsenal lost twice to Chelsea last season and we had a draw this year) and Arsenal’s points total from Swansea was improved today as well because we lost today’s corresponding fixture 2-0 last season! Football really is a funny old game! (Please don’t kill me.)
7 – There are 7 games left in the season (Man City, West Ham, Everton, West Brom, Newcastle, Hull, Norwich) and if Arsenal can beat the teams we beat last season (West Ham, West Brom, Newcastle, and Hull) AND improve the results from the two losses against Man City and Norwich or the draw over Everton, Arsenal could have an even bigger improvement over last season! HA HA HAHAH AHHAHAH HAH GAHHHHH… choke. But to do that…

18 – In League play, when Arsenal score first their record is — P20 W18 D1 L1
1 – In League play, when the opposition score first Arsenal’s record is — P9 W1 D3 L5
3 – Arsenal have now conceded a penalty, committed an error, or scored an own goal in three of the last four League games
9 – Going back to the Liverpool game, Arsenal have gifted the opposition 9 goals off errors, penalties, or own goals
16 – When Lukas Podolski scores for Arsenal the Gunners are 16-4-0
1 – Podolski had one shot in the game v. Swansea today and scored a goal
2 – He has done that twice for Arsenal this season (Liverpool FAC, and Swansea)
6 – He did that trick six times last season (Stoke, Newcastle, Tottenham, Fulham, Olympiakos, and Montpellier)
9 – In the two years Poldi has been at Arsenal he has also scored 9 times on 2 or fewer shots per goal for a total of 17 times that Podolski has scored with 2 or fewer shots per goal
27 – Podolski has only scored a total of 27 goals for Arsenal
46 – Podolski has played 46 times for Arsenal in the Premier League and has only played the full 90 minutes 3 times
30 – Podolski has been subbed on in League play 30 times
1 – Podolski also had just one key pass (a cross) in the game against Swansea today and Giroud converted that into a goal giving Poldi an assist. Meaning with just one shot and one good pass, Podolski scored and created both of Arsenal’s goals.
34 – Crosses Arsenal attempted in the game today
7 – Successful crosses by Arsenal today
2 – Successful crosses by Arsenal today that came from the left side of the attack and which Arsenal scored from
20 – Average number of crosses Arsenal attempt per game this season
20 – Number of crosses Arsenal had attempted in the first half v. Swansea today

Man of the Match Kieralex Oxlade-Chambergibbs

1 – Ox gets man of the match, however, for the electric dribble and cross to set up Podolski’s goal
4 – He also led Arsenal in interceptions with 4 (all of them high up the pitch in and around the Swansea final 1/3
5 – He was 5/5 in tackles (all but one of them in the Arsenal half!)
3 – He had 3 ball recoveries
2 – He had 2 successful dribbles, one in the Swansea 18 yard box
1 – He created just the one chance, which was an assist

Arsenal 2-2 Swansea Box Score




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