Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez very creative v Newcastle United

Following Arsenal's 4-1 victory over Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium, we bring you all the best Opta Stats.

Arsenal put their recent Premier League troubles behind them with a comprehensive 4-1 victory over Newcastle United at the Emirates on Saturday.

Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla both netted twice in the victory, with Ayoze Perez replying for the Magpies shortly after the hour mark. 

The Gunners moved within two points of the Premier League's top four after this demolition of Alan Pardew's high-flying Magpies, while the visitors remain in seventh.

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

5 - No player created more chances In the Premier League on Saturday than Alexis Sanchez (5) - two of which were assists. The Chilean international has now scored or assisted 11 of Arsenal's last 15 Premier League goals (seven goals, four assists).

  MatchChances CreatedMins per Chance CreatedMins Played
Stewart Downing Sunderland vs West Ham 5 18 90
Alexis Sánchez Arsenal vs Newcastle 5 17.4 87
Yannick Bolasie C. Palace vs Stoke 4 22.5 90
Steven Davis Burnley vs Southampton 4 22.5 90
Diafra Sakho Sunderland vs West Ham 4 22.5 90

17 - Despite recording 17 attempts at goal, Arsenal managed just four shots on target. Nevertheless, they converted 100% of these attempts. Newcastle, meanwhile, managed just eight attempts, three of which were on target. 

  Total ShotsShot Accuracy (%)Shot Conversion
Arsenal 17 24 24
Newcastle 10 40 10

4 - While his second-half strike proved a mere consolation, Ayoze Perez has now scored 4 Premier League goals this season; Romelu Lukaku (6) & Saido Berahino are the only under-21 players to have scored more.

  TeamGoalsShot Conversion (%)Appearances
Saido Berahino West Brom 7 19 16
Romelu Lukaku Everton 6 13 15
Ayoze Pérez Newcastle 4 24 15

30 - Olivier Giroud has scored 5 goals in his last 5 matches versus Newcastle. His goals on Saturday evening mean he has now scored 30 times in the Premier League for Arsenal, 29 of which have come from inside the box.

  GoalsTotal ShotsShot Conversion (%)Mins Played
Olivier Giroud 2 3 67 73

102 - Newcastle's Chieck Tiote found himself at the centre of the action. He accumulated more touches than any other player in this tie (102), while he also fashioned the most passes (87), of which 85% were accurate. An Arsenal transfer target in the past, Arsene Wenger will surely have taken note of the Ivorian's performance. 

  TouchesTotal PassesPass Accuracy (%)Mins Played
Cheick Tioté 104 87 85 90

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