The key areas that cost Arsenal the Derby, despite some impressive numbers [Vital Statistics]

Vital Statistics from Arsenal 1-1 Leicester City

Premier League • Matchday 35 • 12th July 2020

A bitterly disappointing result that included far too many individual errors at both ends of the pitch, defeat to them will never be easy but it hurts even more when they are a really poor side and we ourselves threw the game away.


In a match that we dominated the ball and attempted 636 passes away from home with a very high 89% pass completion rate we still struggled to open up Spurs.
Frustratingly we failed to break the lines and Spurs blocked off the passing lanes into our wing backs intelligently with Sissoko and Moura providing the protection.
Our front 3 only managed to complete 17 passes between them in the final 3rd despite the team as a whole completing 79, despite the ball domination we failed to get it through to our key men in key areas.



I’m not sure you can cite lack of effort when describing out defensive performance, hitting 50 ball recoveries again and impressive numbers for Ceballos.
We just simply committed too many individual errors as a team – which ultimately cost us the match.




In a hugely frustrating performance in the final 3rd, we only managed 4 shots on target.
We did manage to get into some good areas but time and time again we failed to either convert the opportunity that was presented or made the wrong decisions.
Astonishingly we attempted 19 crosses yet failed to complete a single cross, Lacazette doesn’t seem to naturally want to get across the front post when we do break into wide areas and our lack of willingness to get on the end of crosses from both midfield and the front 3 is alarming.

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