Stats Preview: Just 1 win in 8 for Arsenal v Stoke City at Britannia Stadium


Arsenal take on Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday. Here we bring you the most important Opta Stats ahead of the match.

1 - Stoke City have only lost one of their last eight home encounters with Arsenal in all competitions (W4 D3 L1). Arsenal’s only previous Premier League away victory at the Britannia came back in February 2010 (3-1). They’ve lost two and drawn two since.

2 - Until last weekend, Mark Hughes' inconsistent Stoke side hadn't recorded back to back Premier League results all season. Just few days later and they have lost three games in a row. Arsenal, on the other hand, have now won their last 3 games in a row in all competitions, keeping clean sheets in all three.

3 - Alexis Sanchez has now scored three match-winning goals in the league this season; only Diego Costa (4) has more. The Chilean international has been directly involved (scored or assisted) in 50% of Arsenal's goals this season.

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4 - Arsenal have created 174 chances this season, the 9th highest total in Europe's top 5 leagues and the second highest in the English top flight, behind only Manchester City (175). Stoke, meanwhile, have fashioned 128 key passes - the Premier League's 10th best tally.

5 - Arsene Wenger's side have scored seven goals in the final five minutes of their Premier League outings in 2014-15; more than any other side.

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