Stats: Arsenal v Swans

28th October 2017
First team

It’s time for some statistics as we look ahead to the Swans’ Premier League clash with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium this afternoon (3pm).

The Swans will be looking to bounce back from Tuesday’s 2-0 defeat to Manchester United in the Carabao Cup.

Ahead of the Arsenal clash, we’ve taken a look at the match from a statistical perspective.

 

Arsenal

800 – Today will be Arsene Wenger’s 800th Premier League match in charge of the Gunners.

909 – Granit Xhaka has had more touches of the ball than any other player in the Premier League this season.

5 – Olivier Giroud has been directly involved in five goals in seven Premier League starts against the Swans, scoring three and claiming two assists.

8 – Mesut Ozil created eight goalscoring chances during Arsenal’s Premier League clash with Everton last weekend. That is the most in a single Premier League game by any player this season.

5 – Alexandre Lacazette is one of only five Arsenal players to have scored five or more goals in their opening nine Premier League matches for Arsenal.

10 – Arsenal have picked up 10 points from their last five Premier League matches.

 

Swans

36 – Lukasz Fabianski has completed more saves than any other goalkeeper in the Premier League this term.

1 – The Swans have only failed to score in one of their last eight league trips to the Emirates. That was their first ever visit, back in September 2011.

3 – The Swans have won three Premier League matches at the Emirates Stadium. Chelsea are the only other team who have defeated Arsenal more times at home in the Premier League (four times).

3 – The Swans have come from a losing position to beat Arsenal in the Premier League three times. Only Manchester United have done this more often (four times).

16 – Tammy Abraham has had more shots than any other Swans player in the Premier League this season.

 

 

Players with the most… passes

Arsenal: Granit Xhaka – 762

Swans: Tom Carroll – 455

 

Head-to-head

23 – Meetings in all competitions between the clubs. The Swans have won eight, drawn three and lost 12, with the last meeting seeing Arsenal claim a 4-0 win at the Liberty in January.