Southampton 2-2 Arsenal: Five interesting stats and Opta tables

Jay Rodriguez

Southampton held Arsenal to a draw in a competitive game at St. Mary's.

Here are five notable takeaways from the fixture:

1) Five players won more three or more tackles during the match, but only one was an Arsenal player.

NameTeamPosWon Tackle
Steven Davis Southampton MF 5
Calum Chambers Southampton MF 4
Adam Lallana Southampton MF 3
Nacho Monreal Arsenal DF 3
Morgan Schneiderlin Southampton MF 3

2) Arsenal scored with both shots they attempted which were placed in the bottom left-hand corner. In 23 games this season the Gunners have only placed 14 shots in this direction.

TeamAtt Goal Low LeftGoalsGames
Arsenal 2 2 1
TeamAtt Goal Low LeftGames
Arsenal 14 23

3) Mesut Ozil completed more successful dribbles against Southampton than he has done in any game since joining Arsenal.

PlayerMatchMatchdayWon Contest
Mesut Özil Southampton vs Arsenal 23 4
Mesut Özil Sunderland vs Arsenal 04 3
Mesut Özil Arsenal vs Everton 15 3
Mesut Özil Arsenal vs Hull 14 3

4) Southampton's Jay Rodriguez won twice as many aerial duels against Arsenal as his previous best in any game this season.

PlayerMatchMatchdayPosAerial Won
Jay Rodriguez Southampton vs Arsenal 23 FW 6
Jay Rodriguez Southampton vs Spurs 17 FW 3
Jay Rodriguez Southampton vs Man City 15 FW 3
Jay Rodriguez Southampton vs Fulham 09 FW 3

5) Per Mertesacker won no tackles in the match, but he made more interceptions than he has done in any Premier League game this season.

PlayerMatchMatchdayInterception WonWon Tackle
Per Mertesacker Southampton vs Arsenal 23 5 0
Per Mertesacker Man City vs Arsenal 16 3 0
Per Mertesacker Crystal Palace vs Arsenal 09 3 3
Per Mertesacker Swansea vs Arsenal 06 3 1
Per Mertesacker Arsenal vs Aston Villa 01 3 0

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