Arsenal 2-0 Montpellier: by the numbers

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4 – Shots by Podolski²
1 – Times that Podolski has led Arsenal in shots taken (yesterday)
1 – Times that Podolski has taken more than three shots for Arsenal (yesterday)
1 – Times that Podolski has played an entire match for Arsenal (yesterday)
2 – Shots blocked by Podolski (2nd best behind Koz)
2 – Through balls attempted by Podolski²
1 – Through balls successful by Podolski² (tied with Giroud and Yanga Mbiwa)
1 – “Steals” by each of Podolski and Ramsey where they just walked up behind someone and said “oh hey, thanks for the ball”

1 – Arsenal shots that hit the crossbar in the first half (Koscielny)
0 – Hitting the crossbar does not count as shot on goal
0 – Nope
0 – Right, I get what you’re saying but it still doesn’t count: if it misses by a mile or misses by an inch it’s still a missed shot
26 – Minute in which Arsenal got their only shot on goal in the first half (Chambo, chested down the clearance and shot fairly straight at the keeper)
13 – Successful dribbles by Ox in 422 minutes of League and Champions League play for Arsenal this season
11 – Successful dribbles by Walcott in 525 minutes of League and Champions League play for Arsenal this season
2 – Successful dribbles by Ox against Montpellier
1 – Successful dribbles by Per Mertesacker v. MPE
3 – Successful dribbles in his Arsenal career by Per Mertesacker
3.5 – Turnovers per game average by Ox in Champions League play (3rd worst behind Hulk and Mbokani)
1 – Turnovers per game average by Theo in Champions League play
2 – Turnovers by Ox v. Montpellier
2 – Assists v. Montpellier by Olivier Giroud²
3 – Key passes v. Montpellier by Olivier Giroud² (tied with Cabella)
4 – Assists in the Champions League by Giroud (2nd best in the CL behind Zlatan who has 5)
18 – Passes from Mertesacker to Sagna (Arsenal’s most common pass combination)
12 – Passes from Vermaelen to Podolski (Arsenal’s second most common pass combination)
90 – Touches by Vermaelen²
7 – Interceptions by Vermaelen²
2 – Successful crosses by Vermaelen (of 2 attempted)
1 – Key passes by Vermaelen
1 – Successful dribbles by Vermaelen
0 – Turnovers or dispossessed by Vermaelen

Ok, so this is odd and totally stream of consciousness, see if you can follow me down this rabbit hole

82 – Percent of aerial duels won by Arsenal v. Montpellier
51 – Percent average of aerial duels won by Arsenal in the Premier League this season
60 – Percent average of aerial duels won by Arsenal in the Champions League this season
60 – Percent average of aerial duels won by Stoke in the Premier League this season
27.7 – Aerial duels WON per game by Stoke in Premier League play this season¹
16 – Aerial duels won per game by Arsenal in Premier League play 2012-2013
10.6 – Aerial duels won per game by Arsenal in Premier League play 2011-2012
52 – Percent of aerial duels won by Arsenal last season
18.2 – Aerial duels won per game by Arsenal in Champions League play this season¹
5 – Aerial duels won by Giroud v. MPE²
5 – Aerial duels won by all 14 Montpellier players
10 – Shots per game average by Stoke in Premier League play this season
8.2 – Shots per game average by Arsenal in Champions League play this season (second worst)
9.1 – Shots per game average by Arsenal in Champions League play last season (second worst)
11 – Shots per game average by Arsenal in Champions League play two seasons ago
13.6 – Shots per game average by Arsenal in Champions League play three seasons ago (14th out of 32 teams)

7am

All numbers today via Opta or UEFA

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¹Best in the League in this category
²Lead both teams in this category
³Lead just his team in this category

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Kerr

Booom!

Koscielny to the rescue again

Baaam!

Wale

Wop….wop….wop a gangham what?

gunnersftw

Podolski, Giroud and Cazorla are really good players. I just hope Walcott will sign a new contract, he has proved to be an very useful player…

Wengers Trench Coat

Umm pretty sure Giroud had 5 shots with 2 on target. Which if im correct is more than 4

THEREISBEARCUM

There’s a difference in pronunciation between Wilshere and Wilshire?

That’s got to be better than fucking ‘Arry calling him “Wiltshire”. You’ve got his name fucking written out in front of you, you twat…

CB

I thought the preferred pronunciation of many commentators was ‘Wilkshere’.

There are a lot of tw*ts commentating.

Aamir

HE CAN’t read.
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
How the hell the English media preferred him over Capello….it’s just sad.

squillaci

Was there last time he scored and again yesterday!

CB

That bench is comfortable Squiller. And you don’t even have to get your kit on or go on the pitch. I would love your job (and salary).

Master Bates

what bench? I’ve haven’t seen squid for ages

vlado

so.. Tim.. are you telling us we are Stoke of Champions league or am I reading this wrongly 🙂

RYAN.GAY.4.AFC

Im thinking that more and more teams tend to pack the box out with players meaning that it is harder to get a shot off. I see the statistics and totally agree that we should hit more long balls to Giroud as teams are trying to stifle our usual style of play. So when our normal game doesn’t come off, we could turn into the European Stoke (not cunty Stoke btw) which would definetly help for when we inevitably draw Barcelona in the next leg!

Wengers Trench Coat

I can only speak for the stream i was watching on atdhe which stated as he was subbed off that he’d had 5 shots 2 on target. I remember clearly thinking that was great considering he’d had 2 assists as well.

Thanks

Tenzo

You know, I check this blog more times per day, than a the parents of hyper active children at a shopping mall. This site makes me so fucking happy. Gooner till my ass bleeds out and I die.

RobSchneiderDerp

This comment made me happy.

kobst

Yep. Numbers.

Frog

Anyone have the stats of the number of oil funded teams in Manchester who can’t get out of the group stages? Pfffftt class is permanent, apparently so is scum.

Wilski

the best part about the comments section is observing the usernames! LoL.

Hali

What MPE² means ?

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Sharp

100 %- number of times Giroud has shown he is class
150%-stoke = Massive cunts

non-mouse

Jebus, seeing those shots per game averages drop year by year is depressing. The statistic isn’t everything (and in Arsenal’s favour, I would argue that they have become more clinical with their chances), but the downward trend is worrying, especially since Arsenal consider themselves a creative and attacking team.

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