Here are five interesting stats and tables from the fixture to digest...
1) Match-winner Santi Cazorla's brace took his Premier League goal tally this season from one to three. This match was not though the one in which he had most attempts. Practice makes perfect.
|Player||Match||Matchday||Total Scoring Att||Ontarget Scoring Att||Goals|
|Santiago Cazorla||West Ham vs Arsenal||18||8||2||0|
|Santiago Cazorla||Arsenal vs Cardiff||20||6||2||0|
|Santiago Cazorla||Arsenal vs Fulham||22||5||2||2|
2) Bacary Sagna won six aerial duels, the fifth time he has equalled this or better this season. Per Mertesacker and Thomas Vermaelen are the only players to even achieve this once.
|Player||Match||Matchday||Aerial Duels Won|
|Bacary Sagna||West Ham vs Arsenal||18||8|
|Per Mertesacker||Aston Villa vs Arsenal||21||6|
|Bacary Sagna||Arsenal vs Fulham||22||6|
|Bacary Sagna||Swansea vs Arsenal||06||6|
|Bacary Sagna||Arsenal vs Southampton||12||6|
|Bacary Sagna||Arsenal vs Aston Villa||01||6|
|Thomas Vermaelen||West Ham vs Arsenal||18||6|
3) Fulham's Steve Sidwell made seven interceptions, a joint personal and team high all season so far:
|Steve Sidwell||Arsenal vs Fulham||22||7|
|Steve Sidwell||Chelsea vs Fulham||05||7|
|Fernando Amorebieta||Norwich vs Fulham||18||5|
|Scott Parker||Liverpool vs Fulham||11||5|
|Scott Parker||Arsenal vs Fulham||22||5|
4) Jack Wilshere made 96 accurate passes against Fulham, by far the most in any Premier League match he has done so far this season.
|Jack Wilshere||Arsenal vs Fulham||22||96|
|Jack Wilshere||Arsenal vs Aston Villa||01||79|
|Jack Wilshere||Aston Villa vs Arsenal||21||67|
|Jack Wilshere||Newcastle vs Arsenal||19||59|
|Jack Wilshere||Arsenal vs Cardiff||20||53|
5) Arsenal full-backs Bacary Sagna and Nacho Monreal attempted nine crosses between them, but didn't find a teammate with a single one.
|Player||Total Cross||Accurate Cross|
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