10 intriguing facts about Arsenal so far…

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Arsenal currently sit in 1st place in the Premier League table after eleven games played and 25 points taken from an available 33.

Here are 10 things you should know...

1) Passing

Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta has the highest pass completion rate in the Premier League with 93.9% of all his passes finding a teammate.

2) Long Balls

Arsenal have played the fewest long balls at home than any other team in the league – the Gunners have average 46 long balls played per game at the Emirates.

3) Dribbling

Santi Cazorla has made more successful dribbles per game than any other player in the league, averaging 2.7 dribbles per game on average.

4) Shots taken by Area

Arsenal have taken more shots from inside the 18-yard box than any other team with 58% of their shots taken from inside the area.

5) Goals scored from Counter Attack

Arsenal have scored more goals from a counter attack than any other team in the league with two so far.

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6) Goals scored from Open Play

Arsenal have scored more goals from open play as the away side than any other team in the league with 9 of their away goals scored from open play.

7) Goals scored by Area

Arsenal have scored more goals away from home from the right side of the pitch than any other away team with 44% of their away goals scored from the right.

8) Assists

Arsenal have three players (more players than any other club) joint-top in the league with assists – Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud all have four assists each which is currently as high as any other player from any other team.

9) Tackling

Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey has made more tackles than any other player in the league with a total so far of 53.

10) Discipline

Arsenal have the second-worst disciplinary record behind Swansea – the Gunners have picked up 19 yellow cards and two red cards so far.

Mathieu Flamini has picked up more yellow cards than any other player in the league with five so far.

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