Arsenal beat Man City to advance to the FA Cup final: by the numbers

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2- Goals Arsenal have allowed in 5 FA Cup matches this season
0.4 – Goals allowed per game average by Arsenal in the FA Cup this season
40 – Goals allowed by Arsenal in the Premier League this season
1.3 – Goals allowed per game average by Arsenal in the Premier League this season
16 – Goals Arsenal have scored in 5 FA Cup matches this season
3.2 – Goals scored per game average by Arsenal in the FA Cup this season
2.0 – Goals scored per game average by Arsenal in the Premier League this season
15.2 – Shots per game average by Arsenal in the FA Cup this season
14.8 – Shots per game average by Arsenal in the Premier League this season
10.6 – Shots allowed per game average by Arsenal in the FA Cup this season
11.1 – Shots allowed per game average by Arsenal in the Premier League this season
3.2 – Big Chances* created per game average by Arsenal in the FA Cup this season
1.9 – Big Chances created per game average by Arsenal in the Premier League this season
0.8 – Big Chances allowed per game average by Arsenal in the FA Cup this season
1.6 – Big Chances allowed per game average by Arsenal in the Premier League this season
5 – Big Chances per game Arsenal are averaging in the FA Cup while playing against Premier League teams (7 v. Southampton and 3 v. Man City)
16 – Goals Arsenal have scored in the FA Cup this season
10.8 – Expected goals** my formula thinks Arsenal should have scored in the FA Cup this season
2 – Goals Arsenal have allowed in the FA Cup this season
5.3 – Expected goals my formula thinks Arsenal should have allowed in the FA Cup this season
2.16 – Arsenal expected goals per game average in the FA Cup this season
1.06 – Arsenal expected goals allowed per game in the FA Cup this season
1.74 – Arsenal expected goals per game average in the Premier League this season
1.2 – Arsenal expected goals allowed per game average in the Premier League this season

3 – Key passes by Ox v. Man City (led Arsenal)
1 – Assist by Ox (tied with Welbeck and Yaya Toure to lead all players)
5 – Key passes by Kevin de Bruyne (led all players)
6 – Successful dribbles by Ox (led all players)
132 – Passes by Kolo YOLO Toure (led all players)
50 – Passes by Granit Xhaka (led Arsenal)
5 – Tackles attempted by Nacho Monreal (led Arsenal)
4 – Tackles won by Nacho (led Arsenal)
7 – Attempted tackles by Kevin de Bruyne (led all players)
1 – Tackles won by Kevin de Bruyne
37 – Tackles attempted by Man City
27 – Tackles attempted by Arsenal
16 – Tackles won by Man City
18 – Tackles won by Arsenal
3 – Number of times Alexis lost possession
5 – Number of times Özil lost possession (led Arsenal)
7 – Number of times that Aguero lost possession (led all players)
34 – Touches by Aguero
54 – Touches by Alexis
3 – Successful dribbles by Alexis (of 3)
2 – Successful dribbled by Aguero (of 3)
3 – Successful tackles by Alexis (of 4)
1 – Successful tackles by Aguero (of 2)
3 – Number of goals Nacho Monreal has scored in his Arsenal career
2 – Number of those goals Monreal scored in the FA Cup
2 – Number of those goals Monreal scored against teams from Manchester (Man U 2015, Man City 2017)
1 – Number of Monreal’s goals I was in the stands at the Liberty stadium to see

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Source: Whoscored.com and my database

*Big chances are shots from close distance and one-v-one’s (or open goal shots) with the keeper. For example, Aguero’s goal today was a Big Chance as were both Arsenal goals since they were shots taken from such close range.
**Expected goals are simply a measure of where a shot was taken and then using averages from years of data assigning a number to the shot. For shots outside the 18 yard box I assign a 0.03, inside the 18 yard box 0.1, inside the 6 yard box 0.25, and for Big Chances a 0.4. Big chances are only counted once (a big chance in the 6 yard box is 0.4 not 0.65). This formula is very accurate.

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Paul

Decent looking stats at the start until you factor in two non league sides. Then they don’t look so great.

the Stig

looks like you didnt read the whole thing. Arsenal’s numbers are actually inflated by the Soton game, and not the non-league sides.

GraeB

Soton was basically a reserve team (as was ours) , so 2 non-league, 1 Championship, and 1 reserve team BUT I don’t care, you can only beat who you face and Citeh were at full strength (well, until Gabriel took Silva out!). We’ll need to be even better against Chelski though.

Shard

Hahaha. Welbeck gets the assist for Alexis goal? The Airkick Assist!

LeCoqandArse

I’m glad Kolo came back to complete all those passes

Petit\'s Handbag

Some amount of passes coming from Kolo in Glasgow

VagaB

132 – Passes by Kolo Toure (led all players)??

Kolokolokolokolokolo Toure!

Alex

42% balls lost by Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Goonerest

Don’t be so hard on yourself Alex…..you did great today.

Goonerest

*yesterday

Fingooner

Such an elite mentality to search for a bad statistic from the player who won the man of the match prize and only coming up with pass% yet still going for it.

Ozenal

Think it shows that when there is less expectation and pressure they are more consistent. Time to get behind the team again for the EPL!

Lokahith

Both Monreal’s goals were not only in the FA Cup against teams from Manchester, they were also both assisted by Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Loose_Cannon

Both were sensational assists as well!

Teddybeary Henry

Key stay is the tackles attempted v tackles won. Shows that our boys wanted it more

Loose_Cannon

The formation looks like it could be a winner defensively (especially if we keep getting those kinds of performances from Gabriel!) but there are still question marks going forward. With the wing backs there’s an emphasis on width which should suit Giroud to the ground but he’s been disappointing for the last couple of games when really he should be thriving. Can’t say lack of service either, with some excellent crosses from Ox and Monreal being floated his way. Sanchez has also struggled to make the most of his free role a la Hazard and Alli on the left. He needs to get closer to the CF in general. It’s also a formation which doesn’t really fit our second most potent attacker, Theo Walcott. I thought we’d struggle most in midfield, with Xhaka and Ramsey potentially being outnumbered and overrun, but they’ve actually adapted very well to the conditions in a defensive capacity, being relatively disciplined.

GraeB

The point of 3-5-2 is that we shouldn’t get overrun in midfield because the two DMs can focus more centrally and the WBs take care of the wider attacks.I

I think Giroud did well in being our sole exit point to Citeh attacks when they pressured first half. Good move though to get Welbz on when Kompany was running out of steam.

Disappointing that when Aguero scored we had none of our 3 at the back actually back! I think they learnt from that though and were more disciplined later.

Good to see Gabriel perform well and even directing Ox in defensive role. Great performance by Holding too.

Loose_Cannon

But we weren’t playing 3-5-2, we played 3-4-3. You’re right that the wing backs carry most of the wide threat which means the emphasis on attack is even more focused on the CF than the more fluid attacking 3 in a 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1. Giroud’s success as an attacking threat is pivotal and he hasn’t done enough damage yet, though I think it will come. The movement of Sanchez and Ozil is also key, they need to do more off the ball as they have the two “free” roles. They both dovetailed well with their wing backs to their credit but they need to be finding each other more too

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