Arsenal 2-0 Fulham: Five interesting stats and tables

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Arsenal maintained their lead at the top of the Premier League table with a win over Fulham.

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.

PlayerMatchMatchdayTotal Scoring AttOntarget Scoring AttGoals
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.

PlayerMatchMatchdayAerial 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:

PlayerMatchMatchdayInterception
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.

PlayerMatchMatchdayAccurate Pass
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.

PlayerTotal CrossAccurate Cross
Nacho Monreal 5 0
Bacary Sagna 4 0

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