Arsenal’s possession stats show we are becoming efficient again

Arsenal have flown back into the Top Three since disturbingly losing our opening game to West Ham, and in our facile win over Stoke yesterday we managed 69% of the possession and our opponents hardly had the ball enough to create many chances.

Our young right-back Hector Bellerin believes that these figures show that the Gunners are getting their mojo back and will soon become as efficient as they were at the end of last season. “It is nice to get the first win at home finally.” he said on “It was a tough game and we had a lot of chances in the first half.

“Sometimes when you don’t score you can pay for it, but even when we had scored we were keeping tight at the back and defending properly. In the second half we got our second reward but I think we should have got it earlier because we had a few chances.

“The team kept trying as we got the second goal and we were happy to get the win. I think the chances are coming. We were playing with the ball but we needed that creativity up front to convert the chances.

“Finally we look like we are getting there but we need to be more efficient. We need to get the same efficiency we got last season to get back to those ways.

“The team keeps looking solid and the best thing to do is keep the ball. I think that is the reason why the team is doing really well is not just [down to] the defence. The fact that we are keeping possession means we are playing the games our way.”

It remains to be seen if Chelsea next week allow us as much space as Stoke did yesterday, but at least we are going the right way, whereas Chelsea seem to have disintegrated after last year’s runaway title win.

There couldn’t be a better time to face Mourinho’s men and if we inflict another defeat on them at Stamford Bridge then we may see Abramovich losing patience with the Portugese bus conductor and sacking him on the spot!

Well I can dream can’t I?

Tags Bellerin Chelsea Stoke


  1. KickAssFan___ WENGER HAS FINISHED US says:

    As much as I love “possession”, it bores me to death when no shot is taken, or when the ball is not moved forward. It even hurts most when u go on to lose the game, after much possession of the baLl.

    1. Trick says:

      I pray we can get win over Mourounho so that Wenger will be the reason of his sack the next day or he will run away as i expect he to do very soon i mean very soon,He will run away if we will be able to get another win over him at home.


  2. Rashid80 says:

    OT You guys are really deluded if you think arsenal can do something with giroud and Walcott.. The way they missed all these chances was just bad, don’t tell me stoke goalie was doing great the way I saw it the shots on him were really soft and weak, and the chance that giroud missed in the 75th min just proves that he’s not good enough to lead a top level football club offences, I’ve always supported giroud before but now enough is enough, I still support him though because it’s not his fault for being our first man it’s wenger’s fault, who proved to be the most deluded man I’ve ever seen

  3. Fatboy Gooney says:

    Your dreams will come true admin ?
    MoaningHO will get the sack before Christmas,
    They will probably replace him with Klop.
    It seems as if the players don’t want to give 100% for him,
    Especially since the sacking of their medical team.

    1. DennisTheMenace says:


      someday i want Klopp to replace Prof

      1. skidrow95 says:

        agreed with you menace child.

        Klopp would be fantastic for arsenal, it’s like matched in heaven.

  4. Hafiz Rahman says:

    Martial and Benteke….

    we should have gotten them…

    1. Goonsquad8 says:

      hahah i gotta give it to you @hafiz at least your consistent

  5. Greg says:

    Yep but we got to turn our possession into more goals!

    1. Goonsquad8 says:

      No, we need to turn our CHANCES into goals, possession does not translate to goal scoring all the time. We can be ruthless on the counter too but we really need to be more clinical in front of goal, no matter the style we impose on the day, even if its smash and grab, we need to put our chances away and kill teams off early

  6. g.mus says:

    I have always been reading stuffs here but this has been my first time of making a comnent

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