Notable Arsenal 2021/2022 Season Statistics

The best thing about Arsenal’s 2021/22 League season was that Mikel Arteta managed to get us back into Europe by finishing 5th, and an interesting fact is that the Gunners have now ended the season in the Top 5 for the 55th time, out of 105 years.

In Arteta’s first two seasons, we finished with 56 and then 61 points, and in 2021/22 we improved again to reach 69. We are looking to even better that in the next campaign which should finally get us back into the Champions League places first the first time in six years.

The amount of games that we won in the League has also seen steady improvement, with 14 in Arteta’s first (part) season, 18 in his second year and we made it to 22 last time around.

Interestingly, we only drew 3 games all season, which is the first time since the 1800’s when there were much fewer games.

During the season, Arteta used 28 players in total and only Bukayo Saka played in all of our League games, and including the cups he made 43 appearances in total. So there is no wonder that Pepe couldn’t get a game in his position, but also it explains why Saka looked very tired towards the end of the season.

Surprisingly, both Gabriel and Aaron Ramsdale actually played more minutes in the League than our Player of the Year.

Much has been made of the youthfullness of the Arsenal side, and over the campaign the average age of our starting XI was 24 years and 308 days, and in fact in one game (against Burnley) the average was under 24 years.

We managed 77 goals this season, which were scored by 17 different players which gave us a scoring rate of 1.71 per game. We scored 32 goals away from home and 45 at the Emirates, and scored six out of nine penalties we were awarded.

Although we scored 77 goals, we also conceded 52 in all competitions, but we can’t blame all of those on Ramsdale, as Bernd Leno let in 9 in our first three games of the season and 1 in the FA Cup at Nottm Forest. We also kept 17 clean sheets, including one for Leno in his only other League appearance of the year.

If you like to have a flutter on Arsenal games then you should be careful according to which day of the week we are playing. Can you believe that out of four Monday Night Football matches we had 3 losses and a draw? So watch out for that if you are having a bet using one of the Skybet promotions. Another bad day for us is Thursday’s where we only won 2 out of our 6 games, including three defeats.

Our good days were Tuesday (2W from 2); Wednesday (4W from 5); and Friday was neutral with 1 win and 1 loss.

At weekends we performed much better on Sundays (8W from 11), than Saturdays (9W from 15).

Although nowadays the dominance of Arsenal and Man United in the League may have diminished, the Gunners still have the second highest average attendance in the League at 48,979 per game, 2nd only behind Man Utd. Also, our largest home crowd was 60,223 for the 3-1 win over Manchester United and in the away game at Old Trafford the crowd was an incredible 73,123.

So, lots of interesting stats there. Let’s hope we can improve on a lot of those figures in the coming season….

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19 Comments

    1. This is upward trajectory? Lol!. So going by thus trajectory it will take us atleast 20 more years to reach the top under brilliant Arteta.

  1. It has been a long and torturous journey.
    In that time Arteta has had a plethora of payers at his disposal. GK Ramsdale Turner Runarsson Ryan Leno Martinez RB. Soares Tomiyasu Niles Bellerin Chambers CB. Mari Gabriel White Saliba Luiz Socritis Mustafi Holding LB. Tavares Tierney Kolasinac DM. Partey Xhaka Elneny Lokonga
    MF. Ozil Odegaard Willian Vieira Ceballos ESR Guendouzie Torreira Wing. Pepe Saka Martinelli Pepe Neslson Striker. Aubameyang Lacazette Nketia Balogun.
    43 players in 2 and a half seasons.
    Hopefully this experience has made him a much improved manager.
    Ironically after 2 and half years and said 43 players Arsenal are in the exact same position the club was in May 2019 after Unais one full season. Going round and round in circles 3 steps forwards two steps backwards? But we continue to buy, buy, buy lke Chelsea and Man City with out the trophies.

    1. Yeah so when Arteta is booted out then it will take 3 more years for next manager to get rid of Arteta players and bring his own. We doing same thing again. If a manager goes through 43 players to produce such bad results then it can only happen at Arsenal. Surprise surprise he is still at the driving seat n by the time he leaves Arsenal that count might be near 60 but ppl will still say he was brilliant manager who was not supported by club in transfer window 🤣😂

      1. @logic
        Arteta has brought in these players but don’t assume they will fail before the season even starts. Have a bit of faith man.

        Who do you support again?

  2. Spurs have had a much better Transfer window than us. We need more quality signings to be in contention for Top 4

    1. The fact that after all these signings, we are still in the same place as when Unai left, plus the fact that none of our players seem to have progressed in development under Arteta, tells me that the issue is not with the players – its always been Arteta.

      So even if we get quality players, I worry that we still won’t get to Top 4 unless Arteta himself improves as a manager. I hope he does.

      1. @gunnerphyte
        Of course the players matter!
        But the fact is that six of our new signings have only been in the squad for a year, and this years signings havent played once,….
        One needs a little bit of patience, young man.

  3. Excellent info Pat and sincere thanks for your research. Lots for an anorak like me to pore over.

    One puzzling stat though is saying we were ACTUALLY 5th for 55 seasons. I find that difficult to believe, so will now research personally. But if anyone can prove or disprove that odd, IMO, stat first, I will be very grateful to them.

    I might even say thanks, as I often do, despite what SOME fans (almost always anti MA ones) incorrectly say about me.

    I think most of us agree that SAKA, through necessity, either real or perceived, was overused last season and that he showed natural tiredness and less effectiveness as the season wore on.

    MANY OF US FANS SAID ALL ALONG THAT IT WOULD TAKE SOME REAL TIME BEFORE WE COULD ADD PROPER DEPTH TO OUR SQUAD AND LESSEN THE WORKLOAD BURDEN ON KEY PLAYERS.

    THAT IS NOW HAPPENING, THOUGH SOME FANS STILL REFUSE TO SEE IT AND BLAME MA!

    SOME can never see what is under the noses of those who DO see! Sigh!!

      1. Thanks PAT. It looked unbelievable even at first sight But vthese sort of club history stats are I THINK very INTERESTING, in stark contrast to the slavish current player stats that some are so foolishly addicted to and which can, in most cases , be used to “prove” whatever the poster wishes them to prove.
        History stats are conclusive though, at least when corrected, after the cynical doubts of old gits like me!

        Personally, I LIKED YOUR ARTICLE A LOT AND COULD DO WITH MORE OF THIS TYPE. We anoraks must stick together!

    1. Don’t change the narrative, focus on wins and only 3 draws, pay no attention to the number of losses.

      52 goals conceded, but ignore that it’s more than last year with the “deadwood” defense with Luiz, Bellerin, and Leno.

      Hopefully we will see a change in the style of play as well. Less negative tactics and more direct attacking suited to the strengths of the incoming players.

      1. Like saying we’ve now ended in the top 5 for the 55th time in the last 105 years LOL! Why is that even a stat??

        Oh to make it look like it’s not that easy. Let’s look at how many times we missed out on top 4 in the last 20 years and who the manager was when it happens?

        Or slipping in that we conceded more but it’s only because Leno was playing for the first 3 games…..nothing to do with piss poor team performance.

        1. @PJSA
          “ended in the top 5 for the 55th time in the last 105 years LOL! Why is that even a stat??” – NOT A STAT? OKAY THEN, IT’S A FACT,

          The whole article was simply a collection of stats (e.g. FACTS), there was no opinions or judgements.

          Don’t you like FACTS?

  4. If we sign zinchenko, I believe he will be a starter in midfield instead of xhaka, but if Tierney is injured he will be the deputy.

    At this moment I think the 3 keepers Arteta wants are Ramsdale, Turner and Okonkwo.

    His 22 outfield players are
    Defenders: Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney, Bellerin, Saliba, Holding, Cedric, Mari

    Midfielders: Odegaaard, Partey, Zinchenko, Vieira, Elneny, Xhaka,

    Forwards: Saka, Jesus, Martinelli, Pepe, Nketiah, SmithRowe, Marquinhos

    Up for loans or permanents, Leno, Runarrsson, Tavares, Torreira, Maitland-Niles, Nelson, Balogun

    However, I do think the spending will not be done with Zinchenko. They will be keeping a close eye on what Chelsea, Spurs, United and West Ham are doing. if players like Bellerin, Mari and Pepe can be moved on and replaced with better they will be.

    1. I think Marquinhos will go out on loan unless he shows something very special during preseason. I also reckon we are after a more seasoned Winger. Martinelli, Saka, ESR are very young and relatively inexperienced. It would be wrong to put the pressure on them for another season.

  5. Very good and usefull information.
    I would only suggest to add the year before comparison (where applicable) as otherwise it’s tough to understand if we are actually do better and how better.
    Thanks

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