Arsenal had the better of the possession with 59% to our 41%
But territory was 58% in our favour to Arsenal’s 42%
West Ham created 10 changes to 7 by Arsenal.
Both teams had 11 shots each.
West Ham had 3 shots on target to Arsenal’s 2
West Ham put in 20 crosses to Arsenal’s 8
With their extra possession, Arsenal completed 479 of their 555 total passes. Giving them 86% pass completion.
West Ham completed 307 of 380 passes, giving 81% pass completion.
Attacking third passes were a lot closer between the 2 teams as West Ham had the better of territory.
Arsenal completed 100 of 140 passes and West Ham 88 of 122.
11% of our attempted passes were made in our defensive third.
54% in the middle third and 35% in the attacking third.
With the territory it shows that we moved the ball quickly to the attacking third.
51% of our attempted outfield passes were forward, 26% backwards and 23% square.
Just 2.9% of our passes were classified as Long
Noble attempted and completed the most passes with 41 complete from 47 giving 87% pass completion.
Only the defensive centre back partnership Diop/Ogbonna had slightly higher pass completion at 89%.
Good pass completion % across the team.
There was no real leading pass combination with passes spread across the team.
Anderson was top of our attacking stats including creating 4 chances, 5 completed take on’s and 7 crosses.
Noble & Nasri both with 18 passes completed in the attacking third.
Rice with 11 recoveries.
Rice headed our defensive stats including 3 interceptions, 2 completed tackles, 2 clearances and 1 block.
Overall Stats show:-
Good pass completion from the team at 81%
Although Arsenal had more possession it was from deep as we pushed them back with territory.
We moved the ball forward quicker as attacking third passes were a lot closer than total passes. With 35% of our attempted passes being in the attacking third from outfield players.
Although we still had a very low long pass clasification from our outfield players.
Some views on individuals stats
Zabaleta – 3 clearances and 3 interceptions. 85% pass completion
Ogbonna – Ok defensive stats as Arsenal did not put in too many crosses. Good Pass completion at 89%
Diop -Similar to Ogbonna
Cresswell – Put in 5 crosses, 3 interceptions
Noble – Top number of passes, With Nasri highest number of completed passes in attacking third with 18.
Rice – Excellent in attack, defence and passing stats. 11 recoveries, highest in match by 5. And of course his goal.
Antonio – Better pass completion than normal for him.
Nasri – Highest attacking third passes in match with Noble. Created 3 chances.
Anderson – Very good attacking stats. Created 4 chances, 5 completed take ons.
Arnautovic – Not showing much in stats.