Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea: By the Numberzzzzz

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49 – Percent of territory in favor of Arsenal
51 – Percent of territory in favor of Chelsea
13 – Shots by Arsenal
14 – Shots by Chelsea
7 – Corners by Arsenal
7 – Corners by Chelsea
18 – Tackles by Arsenal
17 – Tackles by Chelsea
15 – Interceptions by Arsenal
15 – Interceptions by Chelsea
12 – Fouls by Arsenal
11 – Fouls by Chelsea
3 – Yellow cards for Arsenal
4 – Yellow cards for Chelsea
4 – Shots on goal for Arsenal
2 – Shots on goal for Chelsea
6 – Blocks by Arsenal
3 – Blocks by Chelsea
100 – Percent increase in Chelsea shots on goal over their match against Barcelona

0.81 – Goals per game for Robin van Persie since January 2011
4.32 – Shots per game for Robin van Persie since January 2011
0.1875 – Goals per shot for Robin van Persie since January 2011
1 – Goals scored by van Persie in the last 7 games
29 – Shots by van Persie in the last 7 games
7 – Shots by van Persie v. Chelsea today*
3 – Shots on goal by van Persie v. Chelsea today*
0.034 – Goals per shot by van Persie in the last 7 games
5773 – Minutes played by Robin van Persie for Arsenal¹ since January 2011 (15 months)
5328 – Minutes played by Robin van Persie for Arsenal¹ between July 2007 and December 2010 (30 months)
3826 – Minutes played by Robin van Persie for Arsenal¹ in the 2011-2012 season

25 – Passes completed by Arsenal in the Chelsea final third in the first half
24 – Passes completed by Arsenal in the Liverpoo final third in the first half of Arsenal’s 2-1 victory over them Scouse³
63 – Passes completed by Arsenal in the Chelsea final third in the second half
3 – Passes completed by Arsenal in the Chelsea final third in the first 20 minutes
31 – Passes completed by Arsenal in the Chelsea final third in the last 20 minutes
29 – Passes completed by Chelsea in the Arsenal final third in the first half
29 – Passes completed by Chelsea in the Arsenal final third in the second half
14 – Passes completed by Chelsea in the Arsenal final third in the first 20 minutes
11 – Passes completed by Chelsea in the Arsenal final third in the last 20 minutes

77 – Passes per game average Mikel Arteta²
91 – Percent passes completed by Mikel Arteta²
63 – Passes completed by Aaron Ramsey v. Chelsea (of 65 attempted)*
43 – Passes completed by Florent Malouda**
30 – Passes forward by Aaron Ramsey (of 32 attempted)*
15 – Passes in the final third by Alex Song*
20 – Passes backward by Aaron Ramsey
13 – Passes square by Aaron Ramsey
97 – Percent passes completed by Aaron Ramsey v. Chelsea*
4 – Number of times Aaron Ramsey was dispossessed**
9 – Number of times Daniel Sturridge was dispossessed*
5 – Number of tackles by Fernando Torres*
3 – Number of tackles each by both Vermaelen and Chamberlain**
1 – Flying Kung-fu tackles in the box by Laurent Koscielny
4 – Interceptions by John Terracist*
1 – Number of times John Terracist slipped and fell down
3 – Interceptions each by both Vermaelen and Song**
7 – Aerial duels won by Bacary Sagna (of 8 attempted)*
8 – Aerial duels actually won by Bacary Sagna except for Mike Dean’s bizarre foul call
4 – Time in the AM which I woke up in order to watch that shit show

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*Leads all players
**Leads his team
1. All competitions
2. Leads Arsenal in this category
3. Premier League season low for Arsenal?

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K1

Ramsey was really dispossessed only four times? It seemed like it was more than that in the first twenty minutes alone. Mind you, I’m not bashing him – he did worlds better in the second half – but he was way too lackadaisical on the ball in the first. In any case, we really missed Arteta today.

kunzeboom
kunzeboom

a 97% pass completion rate is petty impressive, though.
I wonder how he could have been dispossede by a player sneaking up from behind that many times…did no one of his team mates scream or couldn’t he just hear it because the crowd went mad?
overall a decent but not good enough performance…could be worse.
highlights were kung-fu tackles & j.terryfying shoulderings.. got to love ou cbs

ClvnGnr
ClvnGnr

Ramsey did struggle in the first half, but so did the rest of the team. In the second half he put on a strong display, something to build on for the next three games. Also, glad to have Diaby back!

K1

Yes, Diaby looked incredibly sharp for someone who’s been out all season. Not just on passing and pace, which is pretty easy to keep up in training, but his movement and vision are still top-notch as well. I was pleasantly surprised by how well he did.

the don
the don

diaby is a big talent, that a big part of the resion his still at the club
even tho his been getting paid for only playing a few games each year due to always geting injourd.

but when his fit he could be a big player.

Goonerhaea
Goonerhaea

Ramsey didn’t play well, yes. But neither did many other players on the team. He had a poor run of form, mind, most of it he was playing in a position he is not really suited to. And since the fans jumped on him for that, well they haven’t looked back. Even when he has improved a bit, they won’t acknowledge it?

Personally, I think Song was equally lackadaisical, and as much as we all love him, the Ox too.

Now considering how much the Ox struggled in that position on the left, all those times people wondered why the Ox was benched, notice that Arsene does know something we don’t.

Diaby was impressive, he really looked super quality. Can’t wait to see him get some more minutes. Next season he just might be our winning X factor.

Jasonissimo
Jasonissimo

1 – Points earned and clean sheets kept today, which may make a world of difference when all is said and done.

Pedantic Dave
Pedantic Dave

2 – Games to go until St. Totteringham Day

Bixby
Bixby

Stats doesn’t tell the whole story. Ramsey got 63 passes completed but I think most of them are 1 second too late or kill the flow of the arsenal’s movement. Sorry.

jean62
jean62

very true….plus midfielder usually complete more pases than that

the don
the don

ramsey problem is, his brain

over the past season we have seen him try back heels, skills, shot
that none of them have work.
past few games he hasnt seem like a player that can pick a pass or control the game.

today about 90% was all back or sideways.

Mooro
Mooro

65 passes attempted of which 30 were forward.

Read the post and/or do your sums before you spout shit.

Murtem
Murtem

Ramsey’s cross that Robin skewed in the 2nd half was great.Any other day Robin would have converted it.Guess then no one would have said he’s shit. True he was off pace and bit sceptic in the first ha;f but most of our players were. During the 2nd half he did good if not so great

Cygan's Middle Foot
Cygan's Middle Foot

7amkickoff rocks!

waitressinthesky
waitressinthesky

Ugh, glad I live in Texas now. I miss California, but it was a lot harder to watch Arsenal back then!

Cygan's Middle Foot
Cygan's Middle Foot

3 – points gap qpr helped to keep sp*ds to mind

MAllen
MAllen

Fatcunt’s team just lost to QPR – I guess we will not see him here for a few hours. 🙂

More numberzzz:
1 – Number of players that shed blood for the Arsenal today*

Let us all hail the rock that is Sagna!

Nubbles
Nubbles

I feel quite sorry for RVP and I hope he is mentally strong enough to keep himself together. He has hit the post so many times it’s so frustrating…

Master Bates
Master Bates

there is a song for that you know

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJnJRAMm5E0

AGunner
AGunner

0 – More games till Robin finds the net

Got unlucky today but he scores when he wants, so I’m sure he’ll be up for knocking a couple in next game!

Xav
Xav

This is probably arsenal players’ mentality…”ah! 3 games to go, we’ve got a champions league spot and phew! the season’s over, now where will i go for my holiday?”

AGunner
AGunner

Might be true at this point, but can’t fault their attitude for the whole season, 17 -> 3rd is a good achievement considering. Next year is our year!

Xav
Xav

‘Next year is our year!’……..agreed.

Jasonissimo
Jasonissimo

3rd is not wrapped up yet! A tough game today, but the point earned means Arsenal still controls its destiny.

Xav
Xav

@wil, they’ve got their minds fixed on international duties when clearly the club duties is far from being done.

pooprscoopr
pooprscoopr

Haven’t heard that one before =/

Witoldo
Witoldo

@Xav: Very doubtful, most of them already know exactly where they’re going for holiday–Poland and/or Ukraine.

fagyisrobi

was nice to see ashley cole getting booked after he set foot on the pitch

Peter
Peter

To be honest, that ought to have been his second yellow: he deserves to get one for being Ashley Cole.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla
Gutbukkit Deffrolla

His coming on when he did should have been the catalyst that sent us ahead. Sadly our team are all relatively young, and the mere sight of Cole doesn’t cause them to redouble their efforts just to spite the little bastard.

I’m afraid the Arsenal fans are the only ones left who remember what a greedy cunt he is, and his presence on the pitch is no longer worth 1.5 goals to us when we play the Russian Mob.

Time for him to retire now. The world no longer bothers to think/talk about him.

MumbaiGooner

Barca loosing and it’s the 92 min already. If we win next year, then Fabregas will rue leaving Arsenal.

Make it happen you Gooners!

goonerforlife
goonerforlife

11 – number of chelsea cunts on the pitch

GossipGooner
GossipGooner

14 including the 3 that got subbed in

Gutbukkit Deffrolla
Gutbukkit Deffrolla

15 – Cole counts double.

Oleg Luzhny
Oleg Luzhny

QPR knocking off Sp*rs made the result more acceptable. Still 7 pts up on Chelski, 6 up on Sp*rs even with the games ahead Arsenal are still ahead.

Newcastle are of course only 3 back with a game in hand, but look at their last 4 fixtures, @Wigan, @Chelski, v Man City, @Everton. I see maybe 5 pts there and that’s maybe being generous.

3rd is ours.

Jasonissimo
Jasonissimo

We still need to pick up the points! The team should take nothing for granted, even the possibility that Alan f*cking Pardew leads a team into the Champions League.

Rad Carrot
Rad Carrot

No No No No NO!

My God, I hope the team don’t think like this. The team still has to fight. It’s still perfectly conceivable now that we could win our last three and STILL miss out on a Champs League spot (Newcastle pip us to third on GD, the chavs somehow win the Cup this year). We cannot take this for granted AT ALL. If we fucking get stuffed by Wigan at home, then how the hell are we going to beat Stoke away? All this without two of our more creative players?

No. Be worried, mate. Not trying to be all doom and gloom – I still think we can make third too – but it’s in no way in the bag.

Oleg Luzhny
Oleg Luzhny

Oh I agree, obviously this is turning out more difficult than it really should be, but I am optimistic.

PaulDavis'RightHook
PaulDavis'RightHook

his teeth match his hair, his teeth match his haaaaaiiiirrrrr,
Alan Pardew, his teeth match his hair!

i love the geordies at the mo, love the way they fill the spuds and chavs CL spots. Twitchys girls dont look like they want to mix with the eu boys at all, that or they are getting their roots done thursday nights.

THERES ONLY 1 TEAM IN LONDON!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sreenath
Sreenath

Agreed. Only worry was a late spud show. But it looks as if all of them are down and out considering how ambitious they were in Nov-Dec.
Once in every season Harry Redknapp will say – “I think we can win the title”. Ridiculous. And one more point about the great motivational skill he possess and something Arsene Wenger never had. Where are those skills when they need it. So, it means after a certain stage its all upto the players.
We have Sczeczny, TV, Koscielny, Sagna, Santos, Wilshere, Arteta, Rosicky and RVP who shows exceptional character when it comes to Arsenal. I never understood Song(that Stone face didnt tell much either), Ramsey is young, Walcott is a bit confused and Gervinho still adapting.
So, now we have a good first team and, with couple of additions and loanees coming back we can challenge the title.No superstars but a very solid team, where everyone know their roles and executing it to perfection.
Last years’ team was an exceptional by its standards, but really lacked the guts to go for the title. Obviously they didnt want it with Arsenal.

I feel, atlast the hard work is going to pay off.
Come On You Gooners

GiantGooner
GiantGooner

I’m actually really glad I slept late and missed exactly the first 20 minutes of the game now that I see this article!

The BearMan
The BearMan

Arsenal lacks a winning formulae!

We cannot say the lads are tired unless they were out painting the town last night Red n White.

We are just not able to put on a command performance week-on-week!

Gutbukkit Deffrolla
Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Oh. Right. We’re shit!! Thanks for explaining how rubbish Arsenal are. Well, I’m off to support Man City then. Bye.

The BearMan
The BearMan

We simply lack a champion’s mentality!

jean62
jean62

the arsenal midfield just looked so weak….Ramsey cannot play the passing game…Why not sell him to Stoke City…thats the only team i know that dont care at all about possession

Too Drunk To Be Offside
Too Drunk To Be Offside

With Sp*ds and “I am England Manager” and Co going down at Q.P.R, I think it sort of puts us in a very strong place for third……………Newcastle may seem to be level with us, (three points behind with a game in hand) but they next travel to Stamford Bridge host City and travel to the Goodison, so they are bound to drop points in all those games, and with Chelsea now effectively 4 behind us, two wins would really do the trick for us. Its no way in the bag by any means though, and while two more points would not only have been helpful but also deserved but on the whole one can’t really complain about the weekend.

Spurs should win all their remaining games, but on their present form it would take a brave man to bet on it, but the fixtures are not daunting on paper at all and sadly that being coupled with Newcastle’s tough run in would mean the end of their run…….I really wanted Newcastle to spoil Sp*ds party, but sadly they seem to have too many difficult games suddenly piling up on them and from our point of view its a good thing, as the more the trailing party especially the one closest to you drops points the better. As much as I would love Newcastle to finish ahead of Sp*uds I would rather have us clinch our top three berth ASAP, and that will happen if the others drop points as well.

We have two potentially huge banana skins in Stoke and West Brom away and having the trailing party also drop points would be great. After the El Classico we can rile out Chelsea winning the CL, I mean Barca only have the CL to go for this season and I can almost feel sympathy for Chelsea because Barca are really gonna come at them hard.

I don’t know y I wrote so much and how much of it made sense…….lol a little too much alchohol today evening it seems.

ramgooner
ramgooner

Also,we have a superior goal difference compared to newcastle and the rest of the cunts.we just need to focus on winning our games.we know that stoke away is hard and for the first time i am really looking forward towards ramsey performing against stoke.i hope he gets one over them for they wasted a year of his career.

Mental Strength
Mental Strength

That Kung fu tackle by Koscielny was simply awesome. I celebrated as if we scored a goal. Also RVP’s goal drought is kind of worrying me now.

jean62
jean62

I kind of like the RVP drought…He has a greater chance of staying at Arsenal now

Gutbukkit Deffrolla
Gutbukkit Deffrolla

That’s what being an Arsenal fan is all about. Seeing the silver lining.

Stuart
Stuart

Ramsey had a good game, looks very promising. I really hope this is the start of him getting back on top of his game, must be hard to get back into football after getting your leg broken whilst playing.

I thought Koscielny could do with a kick up the backside. His commitment in the challenges can’t really be questioned however his passes were always a little short or lacking pace and put the receiver in a difficult position.

Thiago
Thiago

Hahaha,Ramsey haters scraping the bottom of the barrell to find excuses to bash him.statisticaly the best midfielder for both teams today.Anything you want to say sounds like sour grapes.Life must suck for you lot.

jean62
jean62

Man were we watching the same match? … i think you were watching an old match from 1907…Was the picture in black and white???

the don
the don

erm what plant are you on.
am a big fan of ramsey my self, his young and he will be back to his best
that a fact he dose have alot of talent just need time and games.

fair enought alot of fans seem to be bashing ramsey for anything that goes wrong in the team.

but if you think he was the best midfielder in the game today ?….your wrong by a mile mate.

today must of his passing was back or side ways
he got cought on the ball what..2-3 times and at this level in the game thats not good enought.

he did not over alot going foward seem to always slow the game down today
must of the team was not great but he was playing in the center its there job ramsey, song and rosicky to gives balls for likes of chambelin, walcott and v perise to run on to

Gutbukkit Deffrolla
Gutbukkit Deffrolla

It’s amazing how seeing him lose possession 4 times in a match suddenly colours people’s entire view of how he preformed.

This article is based on a statistical measure of yesterday’s game. It is a statistical fact the he did not pass “most” of his passes backwards.

There are a few people on here trying to perpetuate the idea that Ramsey can only pass backwards. it’s bollocks. Little hairy bollocks.

rvp
rvp

I think the biggest issue today was we had 3 players tomas, the ox and welsh rambo trying to play the AM role and it just got too much I think that’s why when two went off we became more fluid

Arselood
Arselood

Just seen MOTD….we should buy Hoilett this summer and bin Walcott.

Eric Irish gunner
Eric Irish gunner

Would’ent get rid of Walcott, we could get hoilett on a free, I think ben arfa and cabaye are really good players and in their mid twentys we need a stronger squad

Redsy
Redsy
Gutbukkit Deffrolla
Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Brilliant. We know how it ends too. It’s women, children, Bales and Modrics to the lifeboats, and the Captain will go down with his ship (while the con-man will don women’s clothing and get picked up by a passing England, before jumping ship once more once he’s found out.

Adma
Adma

Stats are mostly meaningless. They don’t take into account what a player doesn’t do, but should.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla
Gutbukkit Deffrolla

0 – Number of times any Arsenal didn’t break John Terry’s face.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla
Gutbukkit Deffrolla

0 – Number of times any Arsenal player didn’t break John Terry’s face.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla
Gutbukkit Deffrolla

0 – Number of times any Arsenal player didn’t not break John Terry’s face.

I know there’s a bloody joke in here somewhere!!!

lordgunner
lordgunner

probably the worst match i saw at the emirate,chelsea came to get a draw,we were clueless how to pass the wall in front of us and until the cunt come on the pitch really little passion from the player and the fan

why i pass 4 hour on arsenal website trying to get a seat on the new updated ticket exchange (what alot of shit this is ) to watch that crap from both team.if i was watching this on tv i would have switch channel on boredom.
and the little creativity we have today were gone when TR7 was taking of the pitch
i thought the poorest of our midfield was song not ramsey.can Song stop making hollywood pass,it doesnt work all the time

It is what it is
It is what it is

Practice makes perfect…..yes, he over elaborates – just like Ramsey lately. But, he has been involved in some of our best plays this season. Remember that assist vs Dortmund, way back when? Or the left foot floater to RVP yesterday – a very good chance.

Had i been offered 4 points from the games against Chelsea, when they beat us to Mata and we were briefly languishing where sp*** should be…..I’d have accepted it.

Look at the positives – Cleansheet, Diaby is back, the Ox gained invaluable experience, chavs might be playing Thursday night football next season, Gibbs’ approach, QPR victory…..

Also, I love that gay .

Eurazian

Song had two great passes that RVP should probably have scored from.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla
Gutbukkit Deffrolla

“can Song stop making hollywood pass,it doesnt work all the time”

This is the problem with young players being built up by the press. Song has read how brilliant his through balls were and has fallen into the trap of thinking that this is the most important part of his game…the killer pass. A more experienced player would realise that it is nice when it comes off but you should go for the sensible approach 9 times out of 10, so that your Hollywood pass is actually a surprise when you make it.

Defenders have already seen that Song has started looking for the Hollywood passes, and they are positioning themselves to intercept them. If he doesn’t soon start to try alternatives, like a quick burst of acceleration to pass a man (He always ambles up to the oppo, making it easy for them), then he is going to deteriorate as a player and lose his spot in the team.

What he could do with is somebody like Bergkamp to coach him for a little while. teach him a few other ways of getting the ball forwards.

No, this is not slagging Song off. I rate him, he seems like a nice guy, and I want to see him get better and be a world beater for Arsenal.

Eurazian

Gutbukkit, I agree to a point, but I think it has more to do with the fact that the rest of our team is just not creative enough. In the absence of a Cesc, Song clearly feels he has to step up to the plate.
Arteta, for all he brings to the team, has not provided the killer final ball often enough. Ramsey could, early in the season, but can’t seem to muster it any longer, and Rosicky has done well but is not in the Bergkamp or Cesc league.

I agree Song could do better, but in the scheme of things, a few loose Hollywood passes is the price you pay for being one of the league leaders in assists.

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It is what it is
It is what it is

Buck tooth was about to shoot, lol. Kos is such an awesome kill joy. Thanks for that.

GoonerNugget
GoonerNugget

We aren’t quite sprinting to the finish line – more like walking with the occasional stumble. Still, a win and a draw against Chelsea over the course of the season is a pretty decent return. Considering we went into this game expecting an easy win says more about us than it does about them. We had the better chances despite the fact our passing wasn’t incisive at all.

Interested to see if Diaby start the next few games. Wenger won’t want to rush him back but we may not have a choice. I think we looked a lot better when he came on.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla
Gutbukkit Deffrolla

This has put a great image in my head. The team, stumbling out of the smoke of battle, carrying their injured mates to safety in their arms and across their backs.

Just remember though, in 9 out of 10 War Movies the enemy machine guns open up at this moment and the team falls just before reaching the trench.

We need a bloody artillery barrage to keep the nasties head’s down. Can we call one up ourselves (An RVP hat trick against Stoke) or do we need help from allies (Would be happy to see Kolo Toure and Gael Clichy scoring a brace for Shitty against Newcastle – I don’t hold their moves against them)

RocCityGunner
RocCityGunner

4 – dinked passes over the top from Alex Song towards VanPersie.

rvp
rvp

I think next week maybe santos and forehead as the front 3 won’t be a bad shout, santos was lively there

ace
ace

No amount of numbers would ever change the fact that ramsey is a poor player atm.

Bakarr's
Bakarr's

The day this club and supports realises that our Manager has lost his touch and do something about it is day that we’re going to set our target on winning trophies rather than fourth place, which is what this Manager has been doing for the past 7 years. This summer if he doesn’t change his way then I think we should part ways because I can’t take it any more. What’s the point of qualifying for the Champions league every season if the manager isnt going to assemble the right players to at least have a proper go at it!!! Every Arse supporter knows that the last 8 of CL is the best we can offer every year since the Invicible!

Gutbukkit Deffrolla
Gutbukkit Deffrolla

“This summer if he doesn’t change his way then I think we should part ways because I can’t take it any more.”

OK. Goodbye. Enjoy your next club.

Old man grape

apart from when we got to the final ofc..

MrKiuch
MrKiuch

Yeah, so long Bakarr’s, would wish you all the best but I will not.

Bakarr's
Bakarr's

Why is it so difficult for you guys to be critical of this manager?

Goonerhaea
Goonerhaea

Honestly, it’s because he is the greatest manager we have ever had and he always proves to know something we don’t. Hence the ‘Arsene knows”.

Now, does he make mistakes? Probably. Is there a manager alive that would do even a little better for us? Probably not. And is he the greatest manager ever? Most definitely. And is Nasri a cunt? I’ll leave that one to you.

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Bakarr's
Bakarr's

I know Nasri is the biggest cunt ever, second only to JT and Adebayo.
Lets be realistic for a moment shall we? The greatest manager in the world? No wonder we’re being laught at by some fools in the media. Don’t get me wrong he is a very good manager, but the greatest in the world!!! With zero trophy in 7 years! It will be difficult for you to convince anyone.
8 years ago Alex Fargusons number one rival used to be Arsene Wenger, can anyone tell me why that is? No…….! Let me enlighten you.
Becoz Arsene was doing things to win the league, trophies etc….. Right now Alex and the rest of the league managers knows we’re no longer a threat.
I love Arsenal and it’s pains me to see us in a position where in we can only count on one decent striker for a club like ours. I wonder who put us in that position!!

Bakarr's
Bakarr's

Some Arsenal fans hate to hear the truth, I know how you feel, but after 7 years you’ve to wake up.

When should we really start to question this regime? In 10 years from now! Or 20?

PaulDavis'RightHook
PaulDavis'RightHook

maybe we should question our path when both lots of mancs, che£$ki and the ‘smashers have all gone bust.

just ask a leeds fan.