Arsenal 2-0 Liverpool: Five interesting stats

Per Mertesacker

Arsenal won a pivotal game at the top of the Premier League table against Liverpool.

Here are five facts for fans to digest...

1) Liverpool's Aly Cissokho completed just nine passes during the first half before being taken off, touching the ball 20 times in 45 minutes.

2) Steven Gerrard played nine accurate long balls during the encounter, Arsenal as a team played 10.

3) Arsenal's Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey touched the ball 232 times between them. Liverpool's Lucas Leiva and Jordan Henderson made 154 touches.

4) Per Mertesacker was the only outfield player who started the game who did not make a single tackle or interception.

5) Luis Suarez and Jordan Henderson had six shots on goal between them, but not a single one was on target.

What stood out for you?

Arsenal's 5 biggest Premier League victories

image: © Ronnie Macdonald

Register for ARSENAL team updates

Register for LIVERPOOL team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch