Arsenal 3-0 WBA: By the Numbers


2.00 – Average goals scored per game 1 for Arsenal before kickoff
2.09 – Average goals scored per game for Arsenal after kickoff
2.10 – Average goals allowed per game by Arsenal before kickoff
1.91 – Average goals allowed per game by Arsenal after kickoff
-8 – Arsenal goal difference before their 3-0 win over Bolton
+10 – Arsenal goal difference since (including that win)
51 – Number of minutes this season that Arsenal have played with a positive goal difference
939 – Number of minutes this season that Arsenal played with a zero or negative goal differential
60091 – Announced attendance for today’s match
300 – Announced number of lights inside the Emirates stadium
258 – Actual number of lights that worked inside the Emirates stadium
11 – League goals by Robin van Persie in the 2011/2012 season
11 – League games played by Robin van Persie in the 2011/2012 season
29 – League goals scored by Robin since January 1, 2011
28 – League games played by Robin since January 1, 2011
10 – League games played by Mikel Arteta this season
3 – League goals scored by Mikel Arteta this season (2 for Arsenal 1 for Everton)
3 – League goals scored by Arteta in 29 League games for Everton last season
20 – Months since Thomas Vermaelen last scored a goal (Stoke 1-3 Arsenal, 27 February 2010)
0 – Number of cards shown today by referee Michael Oliver
32 – Number of League games played by Arsenal since they last had a match without any cards (Arsenal 2-1 Fulham, 4th December 2010, Chris Foy)

Eye-Popping Passing Numbers Today

592 – Average number of passes Arsenal attempt per match
721 – Passes attempted versus West Brom today2
30 – Crosses attempted versus West Brom today2
9 –
Number of those crosses played by Theo Walcott
8 – Number of those crosses played by Carl Jenkinson
4 – Total Arsenal successful crosses versus West Brom today
1 – Successful crosses by each of Song, Gervinho, Jenks, and Theo
10 – Number of Arsenal’s unsuccessful crosses where I thought “hang on a minute, that’s a good ball.”
8 – Number of Arsenal players who passed the ball at a 90% rate or better (Ramsey 94%, Jenks 93%, Koz 92%, Santos 92%, Gerv 92%, RvP 92%, Benayoun 92%, Arteta 90%)
93 – Total passes by Mikel Arteta today
108 – Total passes by the entire WBA midfield of Morrison (47), Brunt (31), and Dorrans (30)
96 – Percent of Morrison’s passes that were successful3

That’s your lot for this game. I have a By the Numbers article brewing for the interlull so look for that over the next week or so. If you have something you’re looking for drop me a line in the comments.

I also posted a bunch of photos from the game today over on twitter if you are stuck at work and need a pictoral recap head over to @7amkickoff.

1. This section only refers to League play.
2. The most of any match so far this season.
3. Leads all players


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“8 – Number of Arsenal players who passed the ball at a 90% rate or better (Ramsey 94%, Jenks 93%, Koz 92%, Santos 92%, Gerv 92%, RvP 92%, Benayoun 92%, Arteta 90%)” THIS THIS makes me so happy.

Great win! Club in crisis?


What crisis?

This is just the beginning…wait until the team finally jells and you’ll see real football. Sorry for those who doubted/insulted/ridiculed ‘Le prof’. Must be biting their fingers now


2 – Number of games Arsenal has to lose in a row in order for the “Wenger out” crowd to return in full throat

1 – Number of tricky Champions League ties coming up right after the international break

0 – Number of competent strikers we have if RVP gets injured (touch wood)


We are back bitches!!!! Hahaha


Brilliant win and a great way to go into the lull.


Arsenal captain & assistant are both imported 4m Dutch clubs, Both have surname start with V with Va being the captain and Ve being the assistant. They scored in order with Va scoring the 1st and Ve the 2nd. Sign of orderliness & greatness at d emirates? 

Chiranjit Ojha

Remember remember the 5th of November…


Number of corners we have not scored from since we actually scored from a corner?

Ps great great game!


We are TOTALLY back! I am always sceptical when, after a few bad games, the masses suck-up to the media circus and call for (pointless) sackings. In Arsene we STILL trust!

Go Arsenal Go!!!! 😀

donnie gooner

I must admit it feels so good knowing I never doubted our manager or our belavoved Arsenal. Wenger is this best thing for this club PERIOD! Well VP10 of course. At the beginning of the season the media couldn’t wait to rip us a new one. Now we’re back and they go quiet. It makes me laugh, and these are the fools that some fans let wind them up. The only problem I have with the club is the tight ass board. It is all they’re fault, stuffing their pockets while wenger has us punching above our weight realisticly for 5 years. I think he has earned the right to spend any amount of money he feels jphe needs. I think we can afford not to prfit 35 million pounds one season.


Amen. Best post ever. Sack the board. Wenger a legend forever at the grove. We’ve been punching above our weight for a long time now thanks to him. If only they would let the man spend some bloody money. Even if it was one quarter of what citeh spend, we’d dominate the league.

The Don

A brilliant performance by the boys. We’ll be in the champions league this time next year easily. COYG


Great piece. Thanks. am becoming addicted to By the Numbers.

you ever tackled our relative injury ratios? Eg average percentage of first team out injured per match v. manU etc? We’re always going on about our injury record which seems truly awful but do the numbers stack up?


That would be tough but not impossible


UntoldArsenal index’s that sort of thing, they’ll have the raw data. Including comparisons with the bigger teams.

Also do a ref reveiw, but all that proves is you can make the correct decision with a replay button.


12 years since last a player scored 11 goals in the 1st 11 EPL games IIRC.


25 – number of successful one-two passes

Ian Wright Wright Wright
Ian Wright Wright Wright

8 – the number of mornings I’ve woken up smiling from ear to ear, having witnessed John ‘the racist’ Terry fall over like an OAP and Arsenal proving we’re back


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8 – Number of days since that captain, racist, cunt went mental on the grass because Van Persie repeatedly left him on his arse.


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Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Lots – Number of Arsenal fans who have already decided we are back even though Arsene Wenger is advising we be humble and not start to expect success too soon.

Lots – Number of Arsenal fans who are assuming we will win our next 4 matches but have forgotten that we always play horribly in November

Lots – Number of Arsenal fans who think I am being too cautious and should just shut up and learn to enjoy our winning streak

Lots – Number of Arsenal fans who are probably right


So GD, what exactly is your point?


3- the number of points Arsenal trail the top 4 by


1 – the number of arsene Wengers


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