Monday, 23 September 2013

Arsenal's Top Attacking 5 After 5 Games

We're 5 games into the Premier League and Arsenal are sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League. Although we lost to Villa on opening day, at least we haven't had any of those frustrating draws we usually have so many of. The statistics are taken from whoscored.com. This article will be focusing on the attacking statistics. Not all the players have played 5 games but I still included them, I've decided to show Arsenal's top 5 players in a variety of areas:


Appearances Starting (Sub)

1. Szczesny     5
1. Ramsey        5
1. Gibbs            5
1. Giroud           5
5. Sagna           4(1)
5. Wilshere       4(1)



I was quite surprised that only 4 players have started every game in the league so far.

Goals

1. Giroud           4
2. Ramsey        3
3. Podolski        2
4. Sagna           1
4. Mertesacker  1

Assists

1. Özil                 3
2. Cazorla           1
2. Giroud             1
2. Walcott           1
2. Ramsey          1
2. Jenkinson        1
2. Chamberlain    1

Passing Accuracy

1. Arteta              100%
1. Miyaichi           100%
3. Koscielny        94.5%
4. Flamini            91.2%
4. Mertesacker    91.2%

Aerial Duels Won

1. Giroud             29
2. Sagna             13
3. Mertesacker    8
3. Gibbs               8
5. Jenkinson        5
5. Koscielny         5
5. Ramsey           5

Jenkinson won 5/7 aerial duels, which was the best percentage for an Arsenal player.

Shots Total (On target/Off target/Blocked)

1. Giroud              23 (6/9/9)
2. Walcott            12 (7/3/2)
3. Ramsey           12 (5/3/4)
4. Cazorla             7 (3/1/3)
5. Özil                   4 (3/0/1)

Successful Dribbles

1. Ramsey           7
2. Wilshere          6
3. Cazorla            5
4. Özil                  5
5. Rosicky            5

Whoscored.com Rating

1. Özil                  8.53
2. Giroud              8.22
3. Ramsey           7.95
4. Gnabry             7.5
5. Chamberlain    7.41

5 games is only enough to show form over a short period of time, and I was not surprised to find Ramsey in the top 5 of everything except passing accuracy.

A great sign for us Gooners is that 3 of the top 4 rated players on whoscored.com are all from Arsenal:

Whoscored.com's Premier League Ratings

1. Özil                  8.53
2. Giroud              8.22
3. Baines              7.96
4. Ramsey           7.95
5. Lovren              7.89

Hopefully the team continues to play well and gets better as the season progresses.

This article should take me over 10 000 views, so thank you for reading.

Regards

4 comments:

  1. I would have liked too see the percentage of aerial duels won....

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    1. It's available at whoscored

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  2. Shots on target / off target / blocked

    Giroud 6 / 9 / 9
    Walcott 7 / 3 / 2
    Ramsey 5 / 3 / 4
    Cazorla 3 / 1 / 3
    Ozil 3 / 0 / 1

    Dribble success

    Ramsey 7 / 14
    Wilshere 6 / 15
    Cazorla 5 / 9
    Ozil 5 / 10
    Rosicky 5 / 6

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