Despite resilience and structure, Gunners rue missed chances and red card [All the vital statistics]

Vital Statistics from Arsenal 1-1 Leicester City

Premier League • Matchday 34 • 07 July 2020

In a performance that showed resilience, battle, structure and a superb attitude, we can find ourselves unlucky not to take the 3 points after the damaging red card and our unfortunate inability to finish key chances and put the game to bed.


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.





A frustrating day at the office and unfortunately this was the main reason we failed to take the 3 points.
In a game where we struggled to win many 1 on 1 duels regarding take ons we did manage to muster 11 attempts at goal.
During a blistering 20 minute spell in the first half we had 7 of those attempts and all 6 of our shots on target were in that same spell. During this same period of play we attempted 8 crosses into the box from within the width of the 18 yard box and not 1 found an Arsenal man.
Would really have liked to have seen Lacazette take one of his chances and ensure his movement in the box is far more incisive. You have to suggest that those missed opportunities not just on the ball but off the ball cost us the 3 points.

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