Vital Statistics from Arsenal 1-1 Leicester City
Premier League • Matchday 34 • 07 July 2020
Statistically this is almost unheard of at the Emirates stadium, an astonishing 37.5% of possession for The Arsenal and a really poor 69% pass completion for the team overall, we made less than half the amount of passes that Leicester City did.
Interesting to see though that midfielder PARTNERSHIP providing the top two passers on the team, another note of interest is that the pass combinations show the balance and structure being implemented with Xhaka (inside left CM) receiving the ball most from Tierney and Bellerin/Ceballos combining to equal effect on the right hand side.
Promising signs in an otherwise poor showing in possession.
I loved the attitude and application. Statistically we only won 6 tackles in the 90 minutes with Mustafi winning half of these but this figure is down to again Mikel Arteta ensuring we have partnership, we are closing down spaces and operating as a unit when defending; very few dangerous scenarios.
Yet again we saw 52 ball recoveries, a huge shout to our midfield duo who contributed 21 of those between them,
Ceballos has a real gritty side to his game that is developing more and more as he becomes a settled figure in our midfield alongside the ever present Granit Xhaka, loved the way on many occasions they hustled and harried as a PAIRING.
Finally a shout for Aubameyang, a natural No.9 who can play in any area of the pitch but more importantly shows an incredible attitude and energy towards the side with his captain’s armband.