What the stats say about Arsenal v Bayern Munich

ARSENAL 1-5 BAYERN MUNICH: WHAT THE STATS SAYS AS REGARDS TO ARSENAL DEFEAT IN THE GAME.

The Gunners were beaten hands down as the Bavarian giants cruised past the hosts at the Emirates Stadium 5-1 in the match and 10-2 on aggregate. It was a dismal night of football for Arsenal as they suffered one of their heaviest defeats at the Champions league stage. The likes of Arjen Robben and Douglas Costa personally tore Arsenal’s defence apart as goals from Arturo Vidal completed the routing to make it 5-1 at the Emirates.

As it stands now the Gunners are out and pondering what might have been for yet another possibly trophy-less season as the hope of the Arsenal faithful have been dashed in the course of the 90 minutes against the visiting Bayern side. Following the huge defeat we evaluate some match features by taking the statistics into considerations.
Here are what the statistics says for the Arsenal 1-5 loss to Bayern Munich at the Emirates Stadium.

FULL STATISTICS
SHOTS ON TARGET
2(ARSENAL) (BAYERN MUNICH) 7
The Gunners had limited shots on target here as the Bavarians held firm defensively to prevent a clear sight of goal from Arsenal.
The visiting side have 7 shots on target, the one which produced their 5 goals in the match to nail the Gunners as Theo Walcott tried to improvise for his team with the early breakthrough in the 20th minutes of the game.

SHOTS OFF TARGET
6(ARSENAL) (BAYERN MUNICH) 7
It was a game where 13 shots were produced as regards to the entire attempts in the game. Arsenal still had 6 shots off target as a product of their increased attacking play in a bid to find the breakthrough in the game which helped Arsenal get off the mark.
Also the opposing team Bayern Munich had 7 shots off target as a result of their increased intensity during the game as compared to Arsenal 6 shots due to the fact that Bayern were the superior side in the game.

POSSESSION (%)

42(ARSENAL) (BAYERN MUNICH) 58
The Gunners were not in any way the better side in terms of ball possession as the opposing sides have a plan of their own with the visiting midfielders dominating the Arsenal side in transition.
Though the likes of Sanchez tried to influence the game along with Aaron Ramsey and Granit Xhaka, the Bavarian side did well to accommodate the host to nail them as the visitors (Robben) passed the ball around with incision during the game.

CORNERS
5(ARSENAL) (BAYERN MUNICH) 8
The Gunners had 5 corner-kicks in the game as compared to 8 recorded by the Bayern Munich side.
The talent and the attacking guile of the Bavarians side ensured that they threatened the opposing side with the chance to score at every given time with Arjen Robben leading the charge as they drew saves from the keeper which produced more (8) corner-kicks to indicate were the pressure was higher during the game as Arsenal had 5 corner-kicks in the game.

OFFSIDES
3(ARSENAL) (BAYERN MUNICH) 4
The host side had 3 offside calls in the game as opposed to Bayern Munich who had 4 offside calls in the game. This was as a result of Bayern’s genuine interest in getting ahead of the opposition in the attacking third as (they) Bayern showed more intent and team play in the second half to leapfrog the Gunners who had 3 offside calls themselves during the game at the Emirates Stadium.

FOULS
13(ARSENAL) (BAYERN MUNICH) 10
It was an intense game as it produced a total of 23fouls in the game. Arsenal committed 13 fouls in the game 3 more than the visitors who had 10 fouls committed in the game.
It was no fluke as the Bayern Munich side who had more possession of the ball were fouled more in possession as Arsenal attempted to get the ball back by all means to build an attack of their own in the game thus committing 3 more fouls against the visitors who won the game 5-1.

YELLOW CARDS
3(ARSENAL) (BAYERN MUNICH) 2
The game produced 5 yellow cards in the game with Arsenal having a higher share with 3 bookings to their name as compared to Bayern Munich’s 2 bookings in the game. It was no fluke as the host Arsenal who made more fouls had more booking than Bayern in the game. The Arsenal trio of Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Granit Xhaka were booked in the 39th, 61st and 78th minute of the game respectively. Bayern’s duo of David Alaba and Javier Martinez were booked in the 39th and 44th minutes of the game respectively.

RED CARDS
1(ARSENAL) (BAYERN MUNICH) 0
It was a bizarre game for Arsenal as they were dealt a huge blow in the second half when the lines man told the referee to issue a red card to Laurent Koscielny after the central referee had already given a yellow card initially.
Arsenal’s skipper Laurent Koscielny was dismissed in the game to the dismay of the viewers worldwide as we wondered what impact the decision would have to the game.
This was due to a foul on Robert Lewandoski in the Penalty box by the Arsenal skipper as Arsenal ended the game with 10 men to the advantage of the Bavarians side who exploited some holes in the Gunners defence.

GOAL-KICKS
6(ARSENAL) (BAYERN MUNICH) 7
The Arsenal side had about 6 Goal-kick as compared to Bayern Munich 7 goal-kicks in the game.
This was a result of increased loose ball behind the Bayern Munich goal in the game as they held firm to beat Arsenal 5-1 and 10-2 on aggregate at home with Manuel Neuer in top form between the sticks.

OBIWELUOZO MARTINS

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