Birmingham Villa 1-2 Arsenal: By the Numbers

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Yossi versus the World

11 – Matches played since Aaron Ramsey last scored a goal (Marseilles away)1
17 – Shots by Aaron Ramsey since he last scored a goal
912 – Minutes since Aaron Ramsey last scored a goal
1 – Assists provided by Aaron Ramsey since he last scored a goal
8 – Matches played since Marouane Chamakh last scored a goal (Blackburn away)
10 – Shots by Marouane Chamakh since he last scored a goal
455 – Minutes since Marouane Chamakh last scored a goal
1 – Assists provided by Marouane Chamakh since he last scored a goal
581 – Total minutes that Yossi Benayoun has played for Arsenal this season
7 – Total shots taken by Yossi Benayoun for Arsenal this season
3 – Goals scored for Arsenal by Yossi Benayoun
2 – Assists provided for Arsenal by Yossi Benayoun
2 – Consecutive games in which Yossi Benayoun has scored a goal for Arsenal
94 – Percent chance someone will say I’m “slaughtering” Ramsey for pointing out his poor run of form
0 – Percent chance that I’m saying this is all Aaron Ramsey is good for
100 – Percent chance that Arsene Wenger was talking about Ramsey when he said that some players looked “jaded” versus Aston Villa
100 – Percent chance that you will offend everyone in the greater Birmingham area if you refer to Aston Villa as “Birmingham Villa”
2 – Number of fucks I couldn’t give

Sub 80

6 – Number of League matches in which Arsenal have completed less than 80% of their passes2
4 – Number of those referees you probably cringe at every time you see their names on the team sheets
5
– Number of those referees you will cringe at from here on out
2 –
Number of those matches that Arsenal have won
4 – Number of those matches that Arsenal have lost
1.17 – Goals for Arsenal average in those matches
2.50 – Goals against Arsenal average in those matches
6.17 – Opposition shots on goal average in those matches

11 – Number of League matches in which Arsenal have completed 80% or more of their passes
8 – Number of those matches Arsenal have won
2 – Number of those matches Arsenal have drawn
1 – Number of those matches Arsenal have lost (Blackburn, WHY???)
2.36 – Goals for Arsenal average in those matches
0.91 – Goals against Arsenal average in those matches
2.36 – Opposition shots on goal average in those matches

RvP v. TH14

41 – Robin van Persie goals in calendar year 20111
43 –
Thierry Henry goals in calendar year 2004
34 – League goals for both players in their respective calendar years
47 – Games played for Arsenal by Robin van Persie in 2011
53 – Games played for Arsenal by Theirry Henry in 2004
9 – Assists by Robin in 2011
13 – Assists by Henry in 2004
4.65 – Shots per game by RvP in 2011
3.23 – Shots per game by Henry in 2004
2.14 – Shots on goal per game by RvP in 2011
2.04 – Shots on goal per game by Henry in 2004
2 – Games remaining for RvP to get 2 goals and tie both Shearer for the League record and Henry for the Arsenal overall record
0.95 – Robin van Persie’s goals per game average in 2011

1. Numbers in this section are for all competitions
2. “Passes” includes all passes from open play, corners, set pieces, throw-ins, and goal kicks.
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the only sam is nelson

love it

would be interested to see rosicky’s stats a la rambo, chamakh and yossi. presume they’d look pretty poor but even so i think it’s widely accepted that we’re a solid proposition with thomas bustling around the midfield

here’s to thrashing wolves on boxing… bollocks, i mean xmas tuesday or whatever the fuck it shall be called

Binda

he will break that record! come on RVP!

Comedian

2-no. Of refs i would like see to officiate a match Andrew marriner(he booked manu players at old trafford and we won 5 -3 at chelsea when he was officiating) and Victor Kasaii.
Again Ramsey needs rest so he can avoid injury and bring back in him those lofted balls over the top like the one he provided gervinho.
Great work again with the stats.

Devil

Well, won’t mind Mark Clattenburg. He gave us a penalty at OT when we were 2-1 down that Robin missed and he even dared to send off Evans against City at OT.

Anon

On-target shots, pass completion rate, key passes made, distance run etc for the Ramsey vs Chamakh vs Yossi would be nice. Gives a bit more context.

Donski

Thats some prediction for RVP for 20111 think i might have a punt on that!

Van_Basten_tactical_gooner

Hmmmmm ramsey just has not had the rub of green! He is not doing well enough though he is still qualify. I think a rest is long over due got him! Lets save him for end of the season g games when things get thick

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Chris

Where do you get Birmingham Villa from? :/ Aston Villa is based in Birmingham, but not called Birmingham Villa. Birmingham City and Aston Villa are two different teams. But of course, you know about Birmingham City 😉

the only sam is nelson

pfft you’ll be telling us there’s no such team as west coventry albion next

Moo Moo Toure

Can’t understand whether you are being Sarcastic or not….but pretty sure Birmingham villa is aimed at Alex Mcliesh and his brilliant style of play.

Chris

100 – Percent chance that you will offend everyone in the greater Birmingham area if you refer to Aston Villa as “Birmingham Villa”

Also, just read this, good troll Sir, good troll.

Voldermort

Who gave 7am the hump ?

Eric Irish gunner

Hope RVP does it with wolves and QPR next it’s possible

1steved1

I enjoyed the reaction to the Birmingham Villa blog. You know you’ve upset them when they call themselves “Martin Taylor”

I hope Robin is still playing for us in 20111.

cromulus

100 – Percent chance that Harry Redknap could not see his own pecker in the shower today.

London Calling

so funny

Bunburyist

“94 – Percent chance someone will say I’m “slaughtering” Ramsey for pointing out his poor run of form”

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Very true. I did the unthinkable and said just as much yesterday on this forum and was vilified by several posters (who seemed to take my suggestion to bench Ramsey as a personal affront).

As 7am Tim pointed out in his blog today, this has nothing to do with hating Ramsey or saying he’s a rubbish player or anything like that. We all have an enormous amount of respect for Ramsey for his courage, work ethic, and potential.

Thorough

Great work Arseblog. We spent all day arguing about Ramsey and now you’ve come to clear the air. Let us not kill this young man by putting too much burden on his shoulder. Ox shows when he comes into the team because he is always fresh. We all love the Arsenal…but for now, I dont think Ramsey is good enough to be our playmaker.

Casual Observer

It’s 7amkickoff’s Tim that wrote this piece actually! He does the By The Numbers posts.

Spoon

I think it’s more that it seems a bit unfair for Rambo to be constantly singled out as he is. He’s our youngest regular starter (I think, not sure about the big Pole), and is actually really quite good. Fingers could easily be pointed at other players who haven’t clicked recently – Theo & Commander Worf haven’t exactly been flush with goals, and they’re supposed to be strIkers in a 433. Additionally, did anyone notice that when Theo tried to get in a scuffle with the lino a couple of weeks ago, it was Ramsey – his junior – who… Read more »

guest

Benayoun should def play in next game

Witoldo

Dude, why did fucking slaughter Ramsey with these stats?

arseblog

heh

Devil

Well, my problem was that, when ever every one would have a prob with Rambo, they’d say when Jack is back Rambo will be his back up. But if you look at his last year’s stats, he had 2goals that Rambo already has in 49matches and also 9 assists, while rAMBO HAS 5 already and 5 pre-assists. And he has less due to wastefulness of Theo and Gerv.

freakstreet

115 – Number of goals RVP has scored in the arsenal shirt. That ties Alan Smith’s record. He’s only 5 goals away from tying Bergkamp’s 120 goals and from entering the top 10 all time Arsenal goals scorers list.

Devil

Phil Dowd, Howard Webb, Chris Foy, Mike Dean, The Moss guy, Atkinson. Well already got 6 scary refs.

dennis

not sure I see the connection between the choice of referee and the passing average…

Devil

If anyone still wants to discuss Rambo then visit..http://t.co/RPMtAfkT

its a 1 time thing.

garyfootscrayaustralia

8 – Number of pints sunk by Alan Hutton in the hour before the match 12 – Number of double whiskeys sunk by Alan Hutton in the same time period 45 – Number of times Hutton growled ‘ehVunPershie, ye cheetin’ tulip eatin’ Arshynal cuntye, ahm tellin’ Aleksh all aboot ye, and ye can shut yer mooth as well, Vermaelen ye soft Belgian chocolate shite” repeatedly, like an overdosed Glaswegian street botherer, on his way off back to the bar. 125 – Pigs spotted overhead when McLeish greeted like a wee bairn “aboot that cheetin’ cunt Van Persie, fer gettin’ ma… Read more »

MJB

luvin’ the Scots dialect wih that’un. 😉

Diamond

I was thinking about Ramsey the other day. I don’t think he’s been playing at all badly overall, but with his lack of scoring gusto maybe it would be an idea to put Arteta in his position & pull Ramsey back with Song? Having said that I guess Arteta hasn’t scored much more…