Swansea 0-4 Arsenal – What the stats said…..

SWANSEA CITY 0-4 ARSENAL: WHAT THE STATS ARE SAYING AS REGARDS TO ARSENAL’S VICTORY OVER SWANSEA.

Arsenal defeated Swansea City 4-0 in South Wales, a venue not familiar with good stories for the Gunners but the visitors went, saw and conquered the hosts (Swansea City) eliminating every form of fear regarding the Swansea fixture.

The likes of Wayne Routledge tried some stuff in midfield but with the superlative form of Alex Iwobi and passing instrument Granit Xhaka, Arsenal were able to scale the hurdle in an emphatic fashion. With the win and the brilliant performance against Swansea we take a look at the match statistics from the game.

Here are what the statistics says from Arsenal 4-0 win over Swansea City at home South Wales in the Premier League.

SHOTS ON TARGET

3 (SWANSEA CITY) (ARSENAL) 6

The statistics shows clearly were the dominant power of the visitors (Arsenal) lies and their potent ability in the final third through transition in the midfield.

Swansea were able to manage 3 strikes on target, the one from which Gylfi Sigurdsson cutted inside to his left foot to test Cech with a low drive in the game.

Arsenal on their own had 6 shots on target from which Sanchez strike (who finished inside the box) and Iwobi’s effort (was turned into an own goal from Jack Cork) produced goals to hand Arsenal a well-deserved victory in the context.

SHOTS OFF TARGET

8 (SWANSEA CITY) (ARSENAL) 2

It was an area (of inefficiency) were the host Swansea dominated to sink deep in the relegation water in front of their home fans.

This saw Kyle Naughton blazing over the bar with Cech (Petr) not needing to make a save as Arsenal kept a clean sheet after such a long time in the season.

POSSESSION (%)

43 (SWANSEA CITY) (ARSENAL) 57

It was no surprise as the Gunners controlled proceeding in the game with a great share of ball possession.

Lads like Alex Iwobi, Mesut Ozil were brilliant in possession holding up play to make incisive passes in the game along with the magnificent passer of the ball in Granit Xhaka who circulated the ball well in midfield and was calm to deal with it under pressure throughout the game.

CORNER

3 (SWANSEA CITY) (ARSENAL) 2

The Swansea side dominated here but were unable to make it count as Arsenal were dangerous on the counter with Sanchez, Iwobi and Giroud running into space to hurt the opposing side.

Arsenal had theirs but was content with the score line as luck play a part for them in the game.

TREATMENT

0 (SWANSEA CITY) (ARSENAL) 3

The stats shows the rate at which Arsenal players were hurt in possession as Swansea chased the game committing fouls after fouls in an attempt to get the ball off the visitors with a challenge.

This is worrisome for Arsenal as Giroud was withdrawn injured in the game thus leaving the pitch for Oxlade- Chamberlain at a time like this when Arsenal had seven (7) players out injured in the treatment room.

Obiweluozo Martins

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