Anderlecht v Arsenal - Five key areas the Gunners are more effective

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The stats suggest Arsenal should be confident of a win against Anderlecht tomorrow night.

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Arsenal travel to Anderlecht in the Champions League with Arsene Wenger hoping his side can ease the frustration which followed the 2-2 draw against Hull City last weekend.

That result left Wenger picking apart the questions of one journalist in a now infamous post-match interview but the focus quickly shifts back to European football and a win in Belgium.

Arsenal have produced two very different performances so far in Europe with a poor display against Borussia Dortmund followed by an irresistible exhibition of what the Gunners are capable of against Galatasaray.

Looking at the stats, it’s difficult to see where Anderlecht could get an edge over Arsenal with the Gunners ahead in several key areas.

One stat which may be surprising to some Arsenal fans is the number of accurate passes played by Anderlecht in the Champions League this season.

The Gunners are ahead, but the gap isn’t as big as many may expect which shows the Belgian team like to mimic Arsenal’s style of play and get the ball on the deck, as they try and wear down opponents.

That could work in Arsenal’s favour because if that’s the style Anderlecht want to use against the Gunners, they’ll have to maintain a higher line up the pitch which creates space for the pace in the Arsenal team to exploit.

Conclusion: It’s difficult to see past Arsenal getting a result if they can make the most of the chances they create.

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