Arsenal stats don’t compare favourably with Tottenham

We normally have a couple of infographics before big games and this will be no exception, but usually we find that the Gunners stats are usually better than our opponents – even against Barcelona! But tomorrow’s game against Spurs is not looking as positive as usual, either for our midfielders comparison from FootballFanager, or for the Combined XI figures.

Let’s start with looking at how Ramsey/Coquelin compares to Alli/Dier….

Arsenal vs Tottenham Midfield

Not looking very positive there! Now on to the whole team……

Who makes it into the North-London combined side based on pure stats?

Our friends at have taken a look at all the player stats between Spurs and Arsenal before Saturday’s game to build a combined XI, and the figures don’t look too good for the Gunners!

Arsenal v Spurs--Combined-XI-1

GK: Hugo Lloris beat David Ospina (no stats)

Clean Sheets – 9 to 0
Goals Conceded – 21 to 0
Saves – 64 to 0
Saves per Goal – 3 to 0
Catches (per game) – 1.7 to 0
Punches (per game) – 0.8 to 0

RB: Kyle Walker beats Hector Bellerin

Chances Created (per game) – 0.9 to 0.6
Clearances (per game) – 3.8 to 3.2
Interceptions (per game) – 2.7 to 1.9
Tackles Won (per game) – 2.1 to 1.3
Blocks (per game) – 0.2 to 0.2
Successful Take-ons (per game) – 0.4 to 1.5

CB: Gabriel Paulista beats Kevin Wimmer

Tackles Won (per game) 1.5 to 0
Tackle Success Rate – 54% to 0%
Clearances (per game) – 8 to 6.6
Interceptions (per game) 5.3 to 4.7
Blocks (per game) – 0.5 to 0.7
Aerial Duels Won (per game) – 2.5 to 0.8

CB: Toby Alderweireld beats Per Mertesacker

Tackles Won (per game) – 0.7 to 1.1
Tackle Success Rate – 43% to 34%
Clearances (per game) – 7.7 to 4.8
Interceptions (per game) – 1.8 to 1.3
Blocks (per game) – 0.8 to 0.4
Aerial Duels Won (per game) – 1.6 to 2.1

LB: Danny Rose beats Nacho Monreal

Clearances (per game) – 4.4 to 3.6
Interceptions (per game) – 1.3 to 2.8
Tackles Won (per game) – 2.3 to 1.6
Blocks (per game) – 0.4 to 0.3
Successful Take-Ons (per game) 0.8 to 0.5
Chances Created (per game) – 0.9 and 0.9

DM: Eric Dier beats Francis Coquelin

Chances created (per game) – 0.5 to 0.2
Clearances (per game) – 2.1 to 0.9
Interceptions (per game) – 2.4 to 2.7
Tackles Won (per game) – 1.6 to 2.6
Blocks (per game) – 0.6 to 0.4
Assists – 1 to 0

CM: Dele Alli beats Aaron Ramsey

Chances Created (per game) – 1.4 to 1.3
Pass Completion – 76% to 87%
Successful Passes (per game) – 25 to 59
Key Passes (per game) – 1.2 and 1.2
Assists – 5 to 3
Goals – 7 to 4

LW: Alex Sanchez beats Erik Lamela

Chances Created (per game) – 2 to 1.9
Key passes (per game) – 1.8 and 1.8
Pass Completion – 78% to 81%
Successful Take-Ons (per game) – 3.1 to 1.2
Assists – 2 to 4
Goals – 6 to 3

AM: Mesut Ozil beats Son Heung-min

Chances Created (per game) – 4.4 to 0.9
Key Passes (per game) – 3.7 to 0.8
Pass Completion Rate – 87% to 79%
Successful Passes (per game) – 52 to 13
Assists – 18 to 1
Goals – 5 to 2

RW: Christian Eriksen beats Theo Walcott

Chances Created (per game) – 3.3 to 0.8
Key Passes (per game) – 3 to 0.7
Pass Completion – 81% to 79%
Successful Take-Ons (per game) – 1.1 to 1
Assists – 8 to 2
Goals – 5 to 4

CF: Harry Kane beats Olivier Giroud


Chances Created (per game) – 1.2 to 1
Shots (per game) – 3.9 to 2.9
Shot Accuracy – 63% to 52%
Conversion Rate – 15 % and 15%
Goals – 16 to 12
Assists – 1 to 4

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  1. Why is that for the past 2 months Wenger has been saying Wilshere will be back in 3-4 weeks? For goodness sake when will the 3-4 weeks end

    1. Does it make any difference … Wilshere used to last for one or two matches at max …

  2. Forget about the title race, I sincerely hope we beat the Spuds tomorrow … I feel the tension already …

    1. what i cant fathom is why our defense has been so bad. conceded 2 goals v swansea, 3 at manu., 3 at liverpool, 4 at soton.

      if our defending had been going well, the effects of lack of our attack would at least be blunted somewhat.

      but right now, we dont have attack. and our defending sucks too.

      i think defending is easier to fix. its 90% discipline.

      bellerin was on the outside for goal1 by swansea: bad position. mert didnt play to whistle. we lack discipline in defense : we need it for 90mins versus spuds.

  3. Sometimes our players play as if they dnt have bones in their bodies- cant contest 50-50 ball,cant head,cant shoot or do it waywardly and nobody shout on any errant player as they all the same

      1. Not half as tired as I am of your Spud like comments!
        ?? Let me guess.. It’s in your blood… is a family member a spud?…. dad?. Grandfather? .. Nan… Uncle? ?
        You have definitely got Spud in you.. me thinkgoon! ?

    1. we are way too gentle and tender

      LiL wonder why many(pundits, refs, managers, rival players) in the EPL takes us unseriously

  4. I still believe that Alexis/Monreal on the left and Bellerin/Joel on the right with Ozil feeding these channels can cause any team a problem. I think maybe Welbz starting as CF could be cool.

      1. It is odd, I agree. There was that period that it looked as though we had started to find our real balanced mojo with this set up, and you even had AW saying JC was special. I find this so painful becsuse I think so many of f our players have genuine quality over and above many in the EPL.

  5. who needs stats………when it’s clear for every eyes to see!

    Tottenham are playing Like I-Robots

  6. The Player V Player stats are unfair to certain match ups, as some have played more games than the other!
    The player that has played lesser games will obviously have a better percentage rate than the player that has played more games.

    Anyways! .. The NLD is like a cup game where the form book goes out of the window!
    As always, Both teams will be fired up for this game and It would be extremely appreciated if our lad’s would use this game to springboard our title hopes back into life by beating the Spuds!

    With all the pressure and criticism thrown at Wenger,
    This is his moment and opportunitie to shut everyone of those up!… If he fails to motivate his team to beat the Spuds,
    Then he deserves all of the abuse that he gets!

    Judgement Day at the lane for Wenger! …
    But will it be heaven or hell for the Arsenal faithful?

    1. the thing i really hated reading was that some people think the players are no longer playing for AW. i wonder if there’s so much b*tching going on among fans , how much more down the players must feel when wenger comes out and makes another of his delusional statements (and how dispiriting it must be for them when a summer goes by w/o exciting new arrivals).

      i also wonder if sanchez/ozil are holding wenger hostage and saying they wont renew their contracts. hopefully a book will come out one day to let us see what goes on inside.

    1. wenger described locker room after swansea: nobody spoke for minutes & minutes.

      so, apparently, to wenger, our swansea loss is something unthinkable. but its not: after the way we played versus manu, i could totally see it coming.

      whats fascinating to me is that a supposedly astute man like wenger is now so completely deluded that he cannot see that his inactions last summer are totally linked to our current predicament.

      he does not see that while coq was absent, we had a soft centre thru which walked many teams. and when he failed to get a WC striker in summer , he didnt realize how devastating that was going to be to us (if our goal is to win PL). sure, w/o that CF we’ll get top4 as we always do. but he really does not seem to realize that to go from top4 to top1, we need that world class striker.

      yes, it would have been hard to predict that all our forwards would go off the boil at once (in previous seasons , there have been months where the team was carried by 1 person, be it giroud, sanchez or theo but this year nobody is hot). and altho to 99% of people its not controversial to say that w/o WC striker we cant take the step from top4 to top1, to wenger it seems he just cannot see it. he’s totally lost it. and while he stays (and we get to depend on theo,ox,ramsey and giroud) we wont win PL.

  7. He better not play Ramsay, Giroud and Walcott. That’s all i have to say, if this old, deluded has been picks a team that includes the previous 3, you might as well not even watch the game because you will ruining your mood.

  8. You punks, just when did we start to fear spurs? They are playing very good, but like us who always crack against teams like chelsea, manure, bec we are so damn used to lose against them no matter their form is, spurs will also lose against us bec we are that boogi team to them.

    if we win, its nothing, bec its spurs. but if we lose, have mercy on us.

  9. Can’t remember what former Arsenal player said it recently but to summarise:

    Wenger doesn’t like confrontation between players or with them himself. That is why we are ‘soft’ at our core are (and have been for years) unable to maintain a title challenge.

    We have become a fancy poodle with no teeth.

    Let’s just hope we can stop the spuds from winning the title and compounding our misery and downfall.

    1. wenger doesnt have enough testosterone, balls or drive to win PL any more. he must go. its not necessary we’ll fall apart with new manager: i think we’ll do well [as long as kroenke doesnt get some b-grade yes-man accountant]

  10. Haven’t wont Spurs in the league for 2 years now..

    Against United the combined XI consisted maybe 8-9 players from us and yet we still bottled it.

    ONly thing that matters is which team shows up tomorrow. The real Arsenal team or Wenger’s soft ball boys.

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