Arsenal 4-1 Norwich: Quality, By the Numbers

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206 – Shots Arsenal took from outside the penalty area in League play last season
220 – Shots Arsenal took from inside the penalty area in League play last season
7 – Goals Arsenal scored from outside the penalty area last season
65 – Goals Arsenal scored from inside the penalty area last season
3 – Percent of Arsenal’s distance shots they converted into goals last season
30 – Percent of Arsenal’s shots inside the penalty area that they converted into goals last season
37 – Shots Arsenal have taken from outside the box in season 2013-14
53 – Shots Arsenal have taken from inside the box in season 2013-14
1 – Goals Arsenal have scored from distance this season
17 – Goals Arsenal have scored from inside the box this season
3 – Percent of Arsenal’s distance shots they converted into goals this season
32 – Percent of Arsenal’s shots inside the penalty area that they converted into goals this season
20 – Shots Arsenal took against Norwich
9 – Shots Arsenal took from outside the box against Norwich
24 – Percent of Arsenal’s distance shots they took in this one game against Norwich
34 – Shots Norwich have taken from outside the box in season 2013-14
27 – Shots Norwich have taken from inside the box in season 2013-14
12 – Shots Norwich took against Arsenal
9 – Shots Norwich took from outside the box against Arsenal
26 – Percent of Norwich’s distance shots they took in this one game against Arsenal
90 – Percent likelihood that this shots location ratio matters

4 eye-watering goals of immeasurable quality, and 1 ugly one

637 – Passes Arsenal attempted against Norwich
330 – Passes Arsenal played forward against Norwich
17 – Chances Arsenal created from passes (1 from a corner!) against Norwich
4 – Assists Arsenal created against Norwish
9 – Passes in the buildup to Arsenal’s first goal against Norwich
2 – Passes in the Arsenal half
7 – Passes in the Norwich half
6 – Passes in the Norwich final third which scored an eye-watering goal of immeasurable quality
2 – Number of those six final passes which were backward
1 – Number that looked like it took a deflection
1 – Number that Giroud dinked to Wilshere to garner his third assist of the season

16/23 – Aerial duels won by Norwich
5/8 – Aerial duels won by Norwich in the Arsenal half
1/1 – Aerial duels won by Norwich in the Arsenal final third
7/23 – Aerial duels won by Arsenal
4/16 – Aerial duels won by Arsenal in the Norwich half
2/6 – Aerial duels won by Arsenal in the Norwich final third
2/4 – Aerial duels won by Arsenal in the Norwich box
1/1 – Aerial duels won by Mesut Özil in the Norwich box which scored an eye-watering goal of immeasurable quality
88 – Goals Mesut Özil has scored in his entire career as a professional footballer
1 – Headed goals Mesut Özil has scored in his entire career as a professional footballer
1 – Assists by Giroud on the play to garner his League-leading 4th assist

12 – Clearances by Arsenal
28 – Clearances by Norwich
1 – Clearances by Arsenal that assisted Norwich’s Howson for an ugly goal which made the game uncomfortable for a few minutes

7/14 – Norwich dribbles
4/9 – Norwich dribbles in the Arsenal half
3/6 – Norwich dribbles in the Arsenal final third
8/14 – Arsenal dribbles
7/11 – Arsenal dribbles in the Norwich half
7/11 – Arsenal dribbles in the Norwich final third
3/4 – Arsenal dribbles in the Norwich penalty box
5/5 – Aaron Ramsey dribbles in the Norwich final third
2/2 – Aaron Ramsey dribbles in the Norwich box which scored an eye-watering goal of immeasurable quality

8/29 – Crosses by Arsenal
4/13 – Crosses by Norwich
5 – Arsenal crosses which resulted in a shot or an assist
1 – Norwich crosses which resulted in a shot
1 – Arsenal cross by Tomas Rosicky to Aaron Ramsey, who passed to Özil which scored an eye-watering goal of immeasurable quality
3 – Assists by each of Ramsey and Özil for Arsenal in League play this season
4 – Assists by Giroud in League play this season
5 – Goals by Ramsey in League play this season
4 – Goals by Giroud in League play this season
2 – Goals by Özil in League play this season
11 – Goals scored for Arsenal in League play by Ramsey, Giroud, and Özil
61 – Percent of Arsenal’s 18 League goals scored by those three players
10 – Assists created for Arsenal in League play by Ramsey, Giroud, and Özil
56 – Percent of Arsenal’s 18 League goals created by those three players

21/28 – Tackles Arsenal won against Norwich
13/21 – Tackles Norwich won against Arsenal
10/13 – Tackles Arsenal won in the Norwich half
3/4 – Tackles Norwich won in the Arsenal half
7/9 – Tackles Arsenal won in the Norwich final third
0/1 – Tackles Norwich won in the Arsenal final third
15 – Interceptions Arsenal made against Norwich
14 – Interceptions Norwich made against Arsenal
7 – Interceptions Arsenal made against Norwich in the Norwich defensive half
2 – Interceptions Norwich made against Arsenal in the Arsenal defensive half
2 – Interceptions Arsenal made against Norwich in Norwich’s final third
0 – Interceptions Norwich made against Arsenal in our defensive final third (erm, so, like Arsenal were really high up the pitch pressing a lot, see?)

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Arsene nose

1- eye-watering Arsenal of immeasurable quality

1-eye-watering Ramsey of immeasurable quality

1- eye-watering Arsene of immeasurable quality

1- ugly Grant holt

Jmaerican

re-watched the match today and i was fucking crying, it was fucking poetry in motion.

Mesut Aussie

Rambo’s run along the left flank in the 2nd half was ridiculous. A couple of roll-overs and the old pirouette followed by the back heel. This guy is so confident he’s toying with’em now. Fucking cracker. Stay away Real Madrid. He’s ours!

My brother is pregnant

Need a device to view Manure’s league position without scrolling down, any suggestions?

Pearson

A telescope.

2013-2014 = 2003-2004

Wait until next season… by clicking on the Championship league standings you just might be able to view ManUre at first sight, in the Top 6.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Sorry 2013-2014 = 2003-2004, Unless Arsenal, Aston Villa and Chelsea get relegated this season I think the alphabet will defeat that. Manure will be in 11th or 12th place even before the first game kicks off, and it can only get worse from then on in.

Sinai

I love this blog. I love Arsenal FC and I LOVE that arsenal are looking down table and saying: ” 2 points clear” instead of “2 points from 1st place”!

jack jack jack

Great Numbers today 7am. And you’re right about our 4 goals – things of genuine beauty. Beautifully crafted, beautifully executed. The 3 assists were stunning too. Ramsey’s cushioned cut-back for Özil was almost just as brilliant for me as Giroud’s perfect cross and his flick for Jack. The level of football being played by this team when we hit our groove is quite magical. There will be times when we don’t hit the right gear (for periods against Norwich we didn’t really click) but what’s encouraging is that we seem to be able to get the right result anyway. Just… Read more »

Xanthias

1 – Blonde Samurai that played with confidence in the final 15 minutes.

Tim

Actually has me convinced we don’t need to sign a striker anymore.. Bendtner looks like a great back up option, with Podolski and Walcott as third and fourth… I think Arsene Wenger is right only purchases that will improve the squad

Heroldgoon

Yeah NB23 was impressive. He’s actually better with his feet than giroud. Despite his huge frame he can actually pull off some nice skill, close control also noticed good movement from him and he had a confidence about him that showed whenever he had the ball e… Looks like Arsene got it right again holding onto him. Decent back up.

Tùng

I doubt you’ve even watched our recent games… Giroud’s magical flicks and one-touches have been all there right from the first EPL game

The Fengshui Apprentice

There’s a little piece of stats that probably went unnoticed but not insignificant – our goals were scored in the 18, 58, 83 and 88 min, all bearing the digit 8 in the timing. As you know, the number 8 is auspicious and synonymous with prosperity in geomancy. The signs are there that the 5 elements of Emirates are eventually aligned and in harmony, getting very close to the level last seen at Highbury in 1997-8 and 2001-4. These augur well for Arsenal FC and the team just need to stay grounded, united and consistent and trust the guidance and… Read more »

Do you also believe in astrology, graphology and copper bangles for rheumatism?

kcdc

That’s sarcasm… right?

Tommy Gun

Interesting as your comments are synonymous with total BS. The reason we’re playing well is because…we’re playing well. It also helps that we have a great team ethic, great players in top form and desire. The stars have FA to do with it as well in case that was your next point.

Gooner til the end

10 – Close to the amount of times I’ve watched the MOTD recording of the match

GunnerJake

1 welsh jesus

Heroldgoon

ME WATCHING WILSHERES GOAL >>>>

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BXAlhoJIgAA8WvE.jpg

Aaron Ramsey

There isnt enough tissue there

True Red

Grant Holt no longer plays for Norwich. He is however still an incredibly ugly human being

Heroldgoon

i heard he ate his family and now lives alone, can anyone confirm this?

I'm a gunner...nice

372- number of times i had to watch the first goal before passing out with joy

Aamir

It still irks me that we can’t keep a clean sheet. However I am much more confident about our defending now. The guys now know the perfect blend of when to press and when to stand off. Arsenal are letting opponents have more shots because they are mostly just long shots. We are CONFIDENT when defending now. I feel relaxed now when other teams are shooting and missing. The guys always look like they can step up a gear or two. Bar the first 30 minutes vs Napoli, I think we have only operated at around 80% of our potential… Read more »

SD

1 – times Norwich was spelt Norwish in this article – see if you can spot it!

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

You’ve ruined this year’s Arseblog Christmas Quiz now.

bitchplease

Wilshere’s flick to Giroud was top top quality!

bitchplease

And Giroud is the king of flicks! Very unselfish.

Mesut Aussie

10 – Physio appointments John Ruddy will need to get his arms pasted back on following the smashing they took. Is it just me or was anyone else gobsmacked by the velocity on those arsenal cannons being unleashed all match? You don’t normally see that amount of venomous strikes.

Goooooner

Great game great goals. But let’s not forget the awesome tackles at the back from gibbo and kos. Especially that tackle of immeasurable quality where Gibbs catches up to the winger and wins the ball.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

I enjoyed the double and triple-tag team tackling. We ganged up on their guys a few times and our second or even third guy snuck up and took the ball away while they were shielding the ball from our first guy. I wonder if that is some sort of tactic or whether we have always done this but I didn’t notice until this weekend?

Zelalem#58

Gibbs was definitely outstanding

VT

That’s a very biased comparison. And that is what I loved about Arseblog!

giddygun

When a team is well oiled, you can’t tell who the best player is. That performance of immeasurable quality shows most of the boys are equal best. Even a coach as good as Klopp admits that his very good player(Aubameyang) is a ‘Wenger player’. Being quality is becoming synonymous to being Arsenal.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Pretty much my point in another article. If the defender is facing Arteta, Ramsey, Wilshire, Cazorla, Ozil, and Giroud, who the hell does he try to tackle to stop us scoring?

YULLI

Giroud is good as R.V.P and Aaron Ramsey is better than Bale

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Aaron Ramsey is better than Bale and RVP together, and Giroud is the icing on the cake.

Ozgun

Give me a home
where the Gunners can roam
and united are ground into shit.
Where Mesut’s aflame.
Jack and Aarons the same.
And Van Pursey’s in tears, fucking twit!!

Pat

2 Eye watering tackles of immeasurable quality by Koz
1. Eye watering block of immeasurable quality by Per.
Lols. Love this Arsenal
Wenger has obviously got his mojo back.

Chaillah

People keep saying we are yet to play big teams but I say the big teams are yet to play us

John Griffiths

In 55 years of watching Arsenal I’ve never seen a better goal than Jack’s.
As I predicted Bendtner has decided to try and make the most of his new chance so with Theo, Poldi, Yaya and Chuba we don’t need another striker. We just need a 4th centre half. Tompkins of West Ham is the guy I’d like to see. Reliable, unspectacular, the right age and perhaps he’d like a chance at a big club.

AP

Team goal? Yes. But Bergkamp’s goal against Newcastle is top, top, top quality.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

I’ll take them both!

Clock End Mike

The numbers show how much Norwich have improved since last season. They have good reason not to be too down-hearted after losing 4-1 to four exceptional goals, and with Howson’s excellent strike after Mertesacker’s hurried mis-clearance. And it puts a superb overall Arsenal performance into an even better perspective.

magnetben

People are saying we are yet to play the big teams? There is no bigger team!

danny m

We’re top of the table, everyone is looking to us as the big game. Pardon my french, but I fucking love it. C’mon you gooners!