Arsenal 2-1 Swansea: by the numbers

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700 – Successful passes by Arsenal today against Swansea
629 – Average successful passes per game by Arsenal this season (2nd in the League behind City who average 730)
30 – Average successful long passes per game by Arsenal this season (8th in the League)
37 – Average successful long balls per game from long ball Tottenham (1st in the League)
42 – Accurate long passes by Arsenal today
15 – Accurate long passes by Xhaka today (of 19)
23 – Chipped passes by Xhaka today
29 – Chipped passes by Swansea today
49 – Passes by Xhaka in the Swansea final third
22 – Number of Xhaka’s final third passes which were chipped
79 – Percent accurate long passes by Xhaka today
7 – Accurate long passes per game average this season by Xhaka (leads all midfielders, 3rd in the League among outfielders behind Toby Alderweireld who averages 9/15.6, 58%)
69 – Percent accurate long passes averaged by Xhaka this season
11.4 – Unsuccessful short passes per game by Xhaka (leads all outfield players)
10.6 – Unsuccessful short passes per game by Jordan Henderson (2nd most in the League)
85 – Percent accurate short passes per game by Xhaka (65.5/76.9)
85 – Percent accurate short passes per game by Henderson (59.7/70.3)
4.7 – Unsuccessful short passes per game by Mikel Arteta in the 2013/14 season
93 – Percent accurate short passes per game by Mikel Arteta in the 2013/14 season (59.3/64)
12 – Unsuccessful passes by Xhaka against Swansea (of 107 attempted, 89%)
11 – Number of those unsuccessful passes which were probing passes going forward or long balls on breaks
1 – Number of his unsuccessful passes which were short and in the Arsenal half
2 – Number of Mertesacker’s unsuccessful passes which were short and in the Arsenal half (let’s call this UPWSAH)
2 – UPWSAH by Ramsey
1 – UPWSAH by Koscielny
2 – UPWSAH by Alexis
1 – UPWSAH by Giroud
1 – UPWSAH by Holding
3 – UPWSAH by Monreal
4 – UPWSAH by Bellerin
0 – UPWSAH by Ozil or Lacazette
1 – Theory I have that the more a player misplaces passes in their own half the more criticism that players will receive
1 – Other theory I have about how the more a player misses passes on the break the even more criticism that player will receive, but I don’t have access to that stat
5 – Tackles by Ramsey (led all players)
3 – Successful tackles by Ramsey (was dribbled twice)
3 – Shots by Ramsey (led Arsenal, tied with Alexis)
25 – Shots by Ramsey in the Premier League this season (leads Arsenal, tied with Alexis)
12 – Percent of Ramsey’s shots that he’s scored (league average for all players is 10%, for a top 100 striker it’s 17%)
4 – Percent of Alexis’ shots that he’s scored (premier league only, 1/25)
24 – Percent of Lacazette’s shots that he’s scored (PL only, 5/21)
2.7 – Shots per game Ramsey averages this season (leads the League among CMs)
2 – Key passes by Ramsey against Swansea
9 – Key passes by Ramsey this season
3 – Interceptions by Koscielny against Swansea (led Arsenal)
1 – Failed interception by Koscielny which led to a goal
2.7 – Interceptions per game average by Koscielny (tied with Monreal for 6th in the Premier League)
27 – Total interceptions by Monreal in the Premier League this season (leads all players)

Arsenal Premier League Stats (10 games)

2nd in Possession – 59.9%
2nd in pass % – 84.2
3rd in total goals scored – 19
4th in total shots per game – 17.8
4th in shots allowed per game – 9.5
2nd in shots on goal per game – 6.9
3rd in shots inside the 18 yard box – 10.8
4th fewest in total saves – 20
1st in headed goals – 6 (tied with Chelsea and Man City)
2nd in set piece goals – 6
1st in Chances created – 138 (assists + key passes)
2nd in defensive errors – 7 (2nd behind Palace who have 8, tied with Southampton and Brighton)
1st in fewest cards – 9 (tied with Southampton)

I have three more datasets I’ve come up with that I will post either here or on my blog: an average of all the top strikers in the top five European leagues (finishing %s, shots per season, minutes, goals, etc); a look at Arsenal’s spend (total and transfers) relative to the points earned (per Gazidis’ comment that Arsenal are the best at that – hint: they aren’t); and I have to give a weekly roundup of my xG and shots saved stats (hint: Cech is not doing well this season, folks). Look for those three articles this week.

@7amkickoff

Sources: Whoscored.com, Squawka.com, my personal database

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