Arsenal 3-0 Wet Hams: By the Numbers

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In the first 57 minutes of the match the Gunners were dominant in both phases of play.

(These stats are only for the first 57 minutes)

70 – Percent of possession by Arsenal
337 – Passes by Arsenal
152 – Passes by West Ham
92 – Completed passes in the West Ham final third by Arsenal
31 – Completed passes in the Arsenal final third by West Ham
14 – Completed passes in the West Ham 18 yard box by Arsenal
3 – Completed passes in the Arsenal 18 yard box by West Ham
9 – Shots created from passes by Arsenal
0 – Shots created from passes by West Ham
11 – Shots by Arsenal
3 – Shots by West Ham
2 – Shots on target by Arsenal
0 – Shots on target by West Ham
0 – Big Chances in this period by either team
20 – Final third passes by Xhaka (led all players in this period)
2 – Shots created by Bellerin, Xhaka, Özil, and Sanchez (each)
3 – Successful dribbles by Walcott (tied with Masuaku, Antonio, Bellerin, and Özil for most in this period)
14 – Elneny to Xhaka (most common pass combination in this period)
13 – Xhaka to Sanchez (2nd most common pass combination, also Xhaka to Özil, same amount)

From the 58th minute to the end of the match Arsenal took the game up a notch. This last section is only 36% of the total match and yet accounts for almost all of the top quality things Arsenal did on the day. I don’t say this as a dis on the team, though they are now notorious for slow starts, but rather just an observation that once the first goal came, things looked a lot easier for Arsenal.

(These stats are for the final 35 minutes of the match)

67 – Percent of possession by Arsenal
274 – Passes by Arsenal
137 – Passes by West Ham
52 – Completed passes in the West Ham final third by Arsenal
22 – Completed passes in the Arsenal final third by West Ham
10 – Completed passes in the West Ham 18 yard box by Arsenal
0 – Completed passes in the Arsenal 18 yard box by West Ham
8 – Shots created from passes by Arsenal
2 – Shots created from passes by West Ham
9 – Shots by Arsenal
4 – Shots by West Ham
5 – Shots on target by Arsenal
2 – Shots on target by West Ham
3 – Big Chances by Arsenal
0 – Big Chances by West Ham
12 – Final third passes by Ozil (led all players in this period)
3 – Shots created by Ozil (led all players in this period)
9 – Successful dribbles by Manuel Lanzini (led all players in this period)
2 – Successful dribbles by Ox (led Arsenal in this period)
15 – Passes from Xhaka to Ozil (top pass combination in this period)

Overall Top Players

4 – Most likely to shoot first and ask later, Elneny took four shots
120 – Most likely to pass out at the prom, Xhaka attempted 120 pases and made 107
97 – Most likely to connect, Elneny made 97% of 71 passes
5 – Best wingman, Özil created 5 chances for teammates and led all players with 28/37 passes in the opposition final third
10 – Most dribbly, Lanzini completed 10/14 dribbles including the aforementioned 9 dribbles in the last 35 minutes.
8 – Most likely to be dribbled on, Elneny and Xhaka both were dribbled 4 times each in this match, Elneny was dribbled on three times in the final 35 minutes, including twice by Lanzini
4 – Largest headed man, Andy Carroll won just 4/10 attacking aerial duels despite having a head the size of Ken Griffey Jr. on Mr. Burns’ Brain and Nerve Tonic
15 – Most likely to be a repo man*, Gabriel led all players with 15 ball recoveries and also with 5 interceptions
3 – Least likely to give a penalty, Martin Atkinson

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Sources: 442 StatsZone App, WhoScored.com

*Most people spend their lives trying to stay out of trouble

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