West Ham United 1-3 Arsenal: Five interesting statistics

West Ham Upton Park

Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski fired the Gunners back to the top of the Premier League.

Here are five interesting stats from the game for you to sink your teeth into.

1) Lukas Podolski (18) and Mathieu Flamini (14) both completed 100% of their passes after coming onto the pitch. Mikel Arteta had the highest accuracy (95%) of any Arsenal player who wasn’t taken off.

2) Theo Walcott scored with both of his only shots on target throughout the whole game.

3) Podolski managed more shots during his 25 minutes on the pitch than Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil combined.

4) West Ham United midfielder Mark Noble made more interceptions with five than any other player on the pitch.

5) Arsenal made twice as many tackles as West Ham over the course of the game but they gave away just under half the number of fouls; six as opposed to eleven.

image: © Tom Cuppens

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