Top five stats from Arsenal's 3-2 defeat to Stoke, feat. Chambers & Sanchez


Stoke scored three first-half goals to again stun Arsenal who staged an unsuccessful fightback at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday.

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

15 - After 15 league games last season, Arsenal were 5 points clear in first place. This term, after the same number of appearances, the club are 13 points behind league leaders Chelsea. 

  Matches PlayedPoints
Chelsea 15 36
Arsenal 15 23

8 - Calum Chambers has already received as many yellow cards in the league this season (8) as any Arsenal player managed in the whole of 2013/14.

4 - Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez and Stoke City's Bojan recorded a joint-highest four key passes each. Bojan notched one goal for the home side, while Sanchez weighed in with an assist for the visitors.  

  TeamChances CreatedAssistsMins
Bojan Stoke 4 0 87
Alexis Sánchez Arsenal 4 1 90

58 - The Gunners maintained the majority share of possession, having controlled proceedings for 57% of the match. Arsene Wenger's side accumulated 453 passes, compared to the 332 managed by Stoke City. 

  Possession PercentageTotal PassPassing Accuracy
Arsenal 57 453 83%
Stoke 42 332 74%

1 - Arsenal's back four of Kieran Gibbs, Per Mertesacker, Calum Chambers and Hector Bellerin won just one tackle between them, while Mertesacker, at 1.98m, won just one aerial duel inside his own half. 

  Tackle WonAerial WonMins
Kieran Gibbs 1 3 89
Calum Chambers 0 1 78
Héctor Bellerín 0 0 45
Per Mertesacker 0 3 90

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