West Ham v Arsenal stats prove the Gunners domination


The Hammers were beaten 1-5 at home in one of the most highly anticipated games of the week along with the Manchester City and Chelsea meeting at the Etihad earlier on.

It was Arsenal who pulled the strings away from home after just losing 0-2 to Southampton with the host (West Ham) just managing to get on the score sheet through Andy Carroll’s header in the second period which seemed to awaken the visitors for more goals as they hit two more on the evening.

Despite the 5-1 convincing score line we take a look at other statistics that suggests that Arsenal were the better team apart from the 5-1 result.


The Gunners were dominant on the shots directed at the West Ham goal which forced the West Ham goalie Darren Randolph into crucial saves to reduce the deficit.

At least with score at 0-1 the goalie has to make a double save in an attempt to keep his side in the game following Monreal (Nacho) low cross into the box.

The keeper had little to do as Sanchez evaded the defence seal the win for his side confirming their dominance with a beauty for his second of the game (brace) t take the game beyond West Ham United.


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The West Ham side were not babies on their own but were just a victim of facing a better opposition on a night many were skeptical about Arsenal chance of winning the game following an EFL Cup exit at home against Southampton.

Despite the introduction of Andre (Dede) Ayew who flashed a shot above the crossbar after coming on in the game, Sánchez was at it twice but it went wide on that occasion.

As Arsenal poured more men forward the evidence was there as they tested/made more attempts on goal more than the hosts as they were limited by Arsenal’s good defensive unit at the back.


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The fouls committed was another evidence of Arsenal dominance in the game as Masuaku was forced to bring down Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the night.

On one of the occasions the Arsenal skipper had to block Ashley Fletcher with his head  as Koscielny seeks to stop the forward from outrunning him with the ball.



The Goal kick stat shows were the pressure was tending towards more in the game as West Ham found it had to contain Arsenal’s pace in transition.

The Gunners attacked the hosts and forced more goals kick as they seek to find the back of the net though West Ham had theirs as well but Arsenal superiority was somehow hinged on more of the these goal kick which showed the area pressure was intended and accumulated in the entire context.


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Just to show that we didn’t just dominate with the goal count!

Obiweluozo Martins


  1. G-Rude says:

    Five goals is the only statistic I’m interested in!

  2. Theophilus says:

    We played well in the second half n the stats really show our domination but like the previous game against Bournemouth we didn’t exactly play well but we won anyway. If we’re to be genuine title contenders we shouldn’t start sluggishly. Teams could take advantage of us. Kos-tafi has been brilliant. Xhacoq is one for the future. N walcott is becoming a lost course. #wenger_out if we don’t win De title. N where is Hafiz Raman?

  3. Big Gun says:

    Even though we were the more dangerous team, I still had this naggling feeling that at 2-0 they had a good chance of getting back into the game. It really could have gone anyway at that point if it wasn’t for the sheer brilliance of Sanchez sinking any hopes that had. Give the man what he wants we need to keep him at all costs.

  4. gotanidea says:

    Let see if Arsenal will dominate their next opponents, like they did on Chelsea and West Ham. We cannot rely too much on Sanchez. Chamberlain, Walcott, Welbeck and Perez have the talents to match Sanchez’s level, so they need to step up.

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