Arsenal 2-0 Hull City: What the Stats said…..

Arsenal 2-0 Hull City: What the Statistics says as regards to Arsenal win over Hull City.

The Gunners picked up the maximum three points courtesy of their talismanic forward Alexis Sanchez who scored two cheeky goals in the 34th minutes and in the 92nd minute of the match to confirm the win for the Gunners.
The host started well and spurned their chances as it looked to be heading for a goalless first half into the break before the Chile forward out of persistent and good positioning in the box gave Arsenal the lead in the most fortunate circumstances (ball to hand) in the game.

With the win Arsenal moved up to 50 points in the third place below rivals Tottenham Hotspur on goal difference as they continue to trail likely winners Chelsea for the Premier League title.

With the win we take into considerations the match deliberations and statistics from the game.
Here are what the statistics says about the game between Arsenal and Hull City.

FULL STATISTICS

SHOTS ON TARGET
7(ARSENAL) (HULL CITY) 4
The Gunners were dominant here as they scored twice in the game which is a product of their hard work and technical superiority in the game.
The likes of Walcott and Alexis Sanchez tested the goal while Cech was up to the challenge posted by Oumar Niasse (superb strike) in the 50th minute of the game.

SHOTS OFF TARGET
8(ARSENAL) (HULL CITY) 4
The Gunners also dominated here as they have twice of Hull City’s total shots off target in the game.
Players like Alexis Sanchez and Alex Iwobi who was teed up by Mesut Ozil ensured that Arsenal had more chances off target.
Ozil even missed as well when he skied over the cross bar in the earlier exchanges in the game.

POSSESSION (%)
48(ARSENAL) (HULL CITY) 52
To a surprise Arsenal had less possession in the Hull City game with 48% of the ball to Hull City’s 52% in the entire game.
This is really not a true reflection of the game as Arsenal midfield players was on song in the middle of the park particularly Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who aided Arsenal attack in transition.

CORNERS
3(ARSENAL) (HULL CITY) 8
The Gunners lost the corner-kick battle to Hull City side who had 8 corner-kicks in the game as to Arsenal’s total of 3 which was taken by Mesut Ozil into the danger area in an attempt to find the back of the net and possibly influence the game for Arsenal’s game in general throughout the game.

OFFSIDE
4(ARSENAL) (HULL CITY) 0
The Gunners were so anxious to break the deadlock in the game unlike Hull City’s who were very much content to sit back and hit Arsenal on the counter attack.
This enabled Arsenal gain dominance as Players like Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil including Theo Walcott were flagged offside in one of those occasions in the game to Hull City’s no offside call.

FOULS
12(ARSENAL) (HULL CITY) 9
It was a frenetic encounter at the Emirates Stadium as both sides sought to assert themselves in the game.
The game turned physical as there were increased hard tackle and roughness attached to the game as the Gunners committed 12 fouls 3 more than Hull City who had 9 fouls in the entire game.

YELLOW CARDS
3(ARSENAL) (HULL CITY) 1
In the match (Arsenal vs. Hull City) a total of 4 yellow cards were issued in the game. Arsenal had three bookings as Players like Theo Walcott, Kieran Gibbs, Alexis Sanchez was booked in the 53rd, 55th and 76th minute of the game to Hull City’s lone booking of Andrea Ranocchia in the 70th minutes of the game as Gunners won 2-0 in the game.

RED CARDS
0(ARSENAL) (HULL CITY) 1
Despite Arsenal roughness and number of fouls committed in the game they managed not to receive a marching order while Hull City’s Sam Clucas was sent off after impeding Lucas Perez goal bound header on the line as the match referee pointed to the Penalty spot which Sanchez converted to seal the game for the host in added time.

GOAL-KICKS
7(ARSENAL) (HULL CITY) 12
The Gunners had few goal-kicks in the game as compared to Hull City in the entire duration.
Arsenal had 7 Goal-kicks with respect to Hull City’s 12 Goal-kicks in the match which is a clear indication of where the pressure were exerted more on the field of play.
The visitors conceded more due to the higher quality and fire power of Ozil, Sanchez and Iwobi, who were menacing all day against Hull City backline in the game.

TREATMENTS
3(ARSENAL) (HULL CITY) 0
The treatment exerted in the game entirely is 3 treatment in total.
While Arsenal had 3 treatment worries in the game as regards to their injury tendencies and personal concerns this season.
Hull held firm in the game despite the physical challenges they had in the match and thus have no treatment worries as the game ended 2-0 in favour of Arsene Wenger’s men.

Obiweluozo Martins

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