Hull 0-3 Arsenal: by the Ramsey

Hull 0-3 Arsenal: by the Ramsey

Aaron Ramsey versus Hull City Tigers

Aaron Ramsey will get all the plaudits today and rightly so, he put in a man of the match performance in his very first start for Arsenal in almost 4 months. His all-action style is captured in the stats below but note that I sprinkle in some stats for other players to give you both context and to highlight the performances of a few other Arsenal players overshadowed by the emotional return of Ramsey.

9 – Aaron Ramsey now has 9 League goals
14 – Ramsey now has 14 goals in all competitions (3 against Fener in UCL qualifiers)
21 – Giroud now has 21 goals in all competitions (1 in UCL qualifiers)
12 – Podolski is now Arsenal’s third leading goalscorer with 12 goals in all competitions
6 – Podolski has scored 6 of his 12 goals in the last 9 matches
6 – Arsenal shots on goal today
3 – Shots on goal by Aaron Ramsey
3 – Shots on goal by Podolski
2 – Number of Podolski’s shots on goal that were created by… Aaron Ramsey
5 – Number of Arsenal’s shots on goal that were either taken by or created by… Aaron Ramsey
4 – Key passes by Santi Cazorla, 1 for an assist to… Aaron Ramsey
3 – Failed dribbles by Aaron Ramsey (of 3 attempted)
2 – Failed dribbles by Aaron Ramsey in or around the Hull 18 yard box
2 – Successful dribbles by Oxlade-Chamberlain (of 2 attempted)
2 – Successful dribbles by Ox around the Hull 18 yard box
2 – Successful tackles by Ramsey (of 3 attempted)
3 – Successful tackles by each of Sagna, Cazorla, and Arteta… those three were 9/10 tackling today, with only Arteta missing a tackle and with Cazorla making two covering tackles in the right back position!
10 – Ball recoveries by Aaron Ramsey (a ball recovery is counted every time you get kicked in the balls and are able to play on… oh wait, no… it’s picking up a loose ball or a ball played to you by the opposition. This is obviously an Opta stat.)
21 – Arsenal’s most frequent pass combination was from Ramsey to Cazorla
14 – The second most frequent pass combination was from Cazorla to Ramsey (tied with Podolski to Monreal of which just 3 were forward)
67 – Passes completed by Ramsey, he was second on the team behind Arteta
25 – Ramsey also led Arsenal in passing in the Hull Final third
24 – However, Cazorla was second!
15 – Podolski was third and Özil only had 14
14 – Koscielny tied Curtis Davies to lead all players with 14 clearances and he also won 3/6 aerial duels

Aaron Ramsey versus the Premier League

3.3 – Ramsey leads Arsenal in tackles per game (more than 10 games played)
1.5 – Ramsey is 4th in Key Passes on Arsenal
2.2 – Ramsey is 3rd in shots per game
66 – Ramsey is second in passes per game
18 – Premier League games Aaron Ramsey has started
17 – Premier League games Aaron Ramsey has missed entirely or was subbed on for
13.7 – Arsenal’s shots per game with Ramsey
13.4 – Arsenal’s shots per game without Ramsey
2 – Arsenal’s goals per game with Ramsey
1.5 – Arsenal’s goals per game without Ramsey
13.4 – Arsenal’s shots per game with Özil
13.9 – Arsenal’s shots per game without Özil
1.9 – Arsenal’s goals per game with Özil
1.6 – Arsenal’s goals per game without Özil
1 – Aaron Ramsey

Box Score
Hull-Ars-Box

@7amkickoff