Top five stats from Arsenal's win against Sunderland featuring Alexis and Mannone


Alexis Sanchez’s double handed Arsenal a 2-0 victory over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.

Arsene Wenger's side have now recorded three wins this season, with this latest victory moving them into fifth place, eight points behind league leaders Chelsea.

Gus Poyet's Sunderland headed into this fixture off the back of an 8-0 hammering at the hands of Southampton and another two lapses at the back proved responsible for their third league defeat of the campaign.

Here are the top five statistics from yesterday's encounter:

1) Alexis Sanchez has been directly involved in 58.3% of the 12 Premier League goals Arsenal have scored this season when he's played (5 goals/2 assists). The Chilean forward scored twice in this tie, converting 40% of his chances. 

  TeamGoalsTotal ShotsConversion Rate (%)Mins
Alexis Sánchez Arsenal 2 5 40.00 90

2) Arsenal have now scored 1500 goals in the Premier League; Man United are the only other side to reach that number.

3) Despite playing away from home, the Gunners maintained the lion's share of possession in this victory. They also fashioned the greater number of chances, totalling 15 attempts, to Sunderland's 11. 

  Possession PercentageTotal Scoring Att
Arsenal 57.00 15
Sunderland 43.00 11

4) Vito Mannone has now made 3 errors leading to goals in the Premier League this season, more than any other player. All three errors have come in the club's past two fixtures. 

  TeamPosError Leading To GoalAppsMins
Vito Mannone Sunderland GK 3 9 810
Mathieu Flamini Arsenal MF 2 7 574
Jonas Olsson West Brom DF 2 4 360

 5) Alexis Sanchez recorded more touches of the ball (98) than any other player in this match, while Arteta played the most passes (84), completing 89.3% of his attempts to find a team-mate.

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