Man U 3-2 Arsenal: By the Numbers

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9 – Points Arsenal have earned from their last 7 Premier League matches (of a possible 21)
9 – Goals Arsenal have scored from their last 7 Premier League matches
5 – Goals Arsenal scored in the first and last of those matches (3 v. Liverpool, 2 v. Man U)
8 – Goals Arsenal have conceded from their last 7 Premier League Matches
6 – Goals Arsenal conceded from the first and last of those last 7 Premier League matches (3 v. Liverpool, 3 v. Man U)
4 – Goals Arsenal scored in the other 5 matches in that run
2 – Goals Arsenal conceded in the other 5 matches in that run
57 – Points Arsenal would have and be leading the League if they could have just scored 1 each against Stoke and Southampton, two teams that Arsenal played in that run
5 – Points Arsenal are behind League leaders Leicester
11 – Games remaining in the season
0.46 – Points per game Arsenal need to make up over those 11 games in order to catch Leicester or in other words, a +2 win swing
3 – Points Arsenal need at White Hart Lane to stay in the title race

112 – Chances created (key passes + assists) by Özil this season (leads the League by 31 over 2nd best Eriksen)
18 – Assists by Özil this season (ties Fabregas for 2nd most in Premier League history, leads the League by 8 over 2nd best Mahrez)
5 – Goals by Özil this season
6 – Chances created by Özil v. Man U today
4 – Number of those chances that Özil created from set plays v. Man U today
2 – Big chances Özil created v. Man U today (1 through ball for Monreal, 1 set play for Welbeck (scored))
1 – Goal scored and 1 goal assisted by Ozil v. Man U today
2 – Goals scored and 1 goal assisted by Marcus Rashford v. Arsenal today

0 – Goals Alexis Sanchez has scored with his left foot for Arsenal in Premier League and Champions League play
12 – Left-footed goals he has scored in his career as a footballer (according to transfermarkt.co.uk)
95 – Goals Sanchez has scored with the rest of his body
3 – Times Sanchez tried to cut back into the middle of the pitch from the left side, onto his right foot, only to have the ball taken away from him v. Man U today
1 – Successful dribbles by Sanchez v. Man U today, in the 8th minute, when he dribbled straight down the line, instead of trying to cut back inside
1 – Goals scored by Alexis since returning from injury in January
6741 – Minutes Sanchez has played for Chile since June 1, 2013
75 – That’s the equivalent of 75 full 90 minute matches
9886 – Minutes Sanchez has played for Barcelona and Arsenal since June 1, 2013
110 – That’s the equivalent of 110 full 90 minute matches
185 – That means that Sanchez has played the equivalent of 185 full 90 minute matches in the last three seasons
62 – Full 90 minute matches per season that averages out for Alexis…
3410 – Minutes he played for Barcelona in 2013/14 which is 38 full 90 equivalents, then he played 6 more in the World Cup!
4321 – Minutes he played for Arsenal in 2014/15 which is 48 full 90 equivalents, then he played 7 more in the Copa America!
2155 – Minutes he played for Arsenal in 2015/16 which is 24 full 90 equivalents
1 – Copa America tournament Alexis gets to play in again this summer!!!

And you know what’s incredible? Sanchez’ per90 stats haven’t changed. Tackles, shots (actually up), passing (way up), dribbling, etc. are all the same or better than last season. That means he’s trying harder than ever. What’s down is simply his finishing (and interceptions which means he’s probably playing higher up the pitch than last year) and his assists numbers. I know it’s late in the season and difficult to try new things but now that Welbeck is back, I’d like to see Alexis in the CF role instead of Walcott. He’s similarly speedy and simply a much better player all around.

Speaking of Walcott…

62 – Minutes played v. Man U
16 – Touches
6 – Passes completed
5 – Turnovers (1 leading to a goal)
3 – Passes missed
2 – Ball recoveries
1 – Failed dribble (of 1 attempted)
1 – Failed tackle (of 1 attempted)
1 – Foul suffered
0 – Shots created
0 – Shots taken

Welbeck

82 – Minutes played
39 – Touches
17 – Passes completed
9  – Passes failed (his passing has been off the last few games)
4 – Turnovers
3 – Ball recoveries
2 – Successful dribbles (of 4)
1 – Successful tackle (of 1)
3 – Aerial duels won (of 4 attempted)
3 – Shots taken
2 – Shots on target
1 – Goal (headed, big chance, assist Ozil, set play)
0 – Shots created

Alexis

90 – Minutes played
63 – Touches
33 – Passes made
11 – Passes failed
7 – Turnovers (4 dispossessed, 3 bad touch)
2 – Chances created
1 – Big chance created
4 – Fouls drawn
1 – Successful dribbles (of 3)
3 – Shots
0 – On target
1 – Interception
1 – Me done with this game

@7amkickoff

Sources: Opta

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