Arsenal 3-0 Newcastle: by the numbers

Arsenal 3-0 Newcastle: by the numbers

Newcastle forced to shoot from distance

20 – Arsenal took 20 shots today, Arsenal haven’t had 20 shots in a League game since we beat Fulham 2-0 on 18 January: Cazorla scored both goals in that game
17 – Arsenal didn’t even take a shot against Newcastle until the 17th minute
8 – Eight of Arsenal’s 20 shots were in the prime area right in front of goal, 2 off target, 2 blocked, 1 saved, 3 goals
8 – Those 8 shots in prime areas are a season best, tied with the 2-0 win over Cardiff on New Year’s Day: Bendtner and Walcott scored the goals in that match
5 - Number of Arsenal shots in the prime area in the first half
4 – Number of Newcastle shots in the first half, all from outside the 18 yard box, only 1 required a save
298 - Newcastle have more shots than any other team from outside the 18 yard box and have only scored 8 goals from those shots
186 – Arsenal have only taken 186 shots from outside the 18 yard box* and only scored 6 goals from those shots
308 – Arsenal have taken 308 shots inside the area and scored 59 goals from those shots
109 – Arsenal have taken 109 shots in prime areas and scored 32 goals from those shots (32 in prime, 27 in between, 6 from distance*)

Why did we dominate? The three headed attacking midfield of Cazorla, Özil, and Ramsey (COR) 

 

Arsenal-Newcastle

20 – Arsenal’s total shots
8 – Arsenal’s shots on goal
11 – COR combined for 11 key passes, 6 by Ozil, 4 by Cazorla, 1 by Ramsey
8 – COR also had 8 or Arsenal shots, 4 for Cazorla and 2 each from the others
168 – Arsenal had 168 passes in the Newcastle final 1/3
86 – COR had 86 of those passes
15 – Podolski did go 15/15 in the final third which is an event so unusual that I can’t remember seeing that ever happening before
613 – Passes attempted by Arsenal
204 – Passes by COR
6 – COR had 5 of Arsenal’s 6 successful dribbles, Özil alone had 4, that one on the edge of the box was a dribble worth 1000 words (Szczesny had the only other successful Arsenal dribble. His second dribble of the season. You know he’s going to get caught doing that one day, right?)
24 – Cazorla, Ramsey, and Koscielny had 24 of Arsenal’s ball recoveries. 8 each
7 – Arteta led all players with 7/9 tackles, but Ramsey was second with 5/8
5 – Ozil and Cazorla had all 5 of Arsenal’s successful crosses
2 – Ramsey was 2/2 on through balls, Arteta had 1 through ball and Podolski had 1 also
74 – Oh, and Ramsey and Ozil only played 74 minutes
1 – Vacations Newcastle already had booked

Super Koz

52/52 – Passes
21/21 – Forward passes
8 – Clearances (led all players)
1 – Block
2 – Interceptions
0 – Tackles (of 1 attempted)
0 – Fouls
1 – Yellow card
2 – Shots
1 – Shot on goal
1 – Hustle goal that kicked the game off

@7amkickoff

*Opta data, I count 194 in my personal database because I include shots on the line and even on the inside edge of the 18 yard box