Olivier Giroud's disappointing form continues; Mesut Ozil division's joint-best in key area

Following Arsenal's 2-0 Premier League victory over Everton at the Emirates Stadium, we bring you all the best Opta Stats.


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Goals from Olivier Giroud and Tomas Rosicky in either half earned Arsene Wenger's Champions League-chasing Arsenal a 2-0 victory in their home clash with Everton on Sunday afternoon.

Here are the top five statistics from the Gunners' comprehensive weekend victory:

1 - Everton have now won only one of their last 11 games in the Premier League, while Arsenal have won seven consecutive Premier League games at home for the first time since 2005.

3 - Mesut Ozil has assisted a goal in each of his last three Premier League appearances at the Emirates Stadium. No English top flight player has registered more assists in 2015 than the German international (4). Ozil also ran further than any other player in this game (11.6km).

  TeamChances CreatedGoals AssistedAppearancesMinutes Played
Jason Puncheon C. Palace 24 4 8 720
Mesut Özil Arsenal 14 4 6 453
Sergio Agüero Man City 7 3 7 510
Santiago Cazorla Arsenal 16 3 8 698
Stephen Ireland Stoke 7 3 5 302

4 - Olivier Giroud has now scored four goals in his last four appearances against Everton and seven goals in his last nine Premier League starts. Nevertheless, his finishing will concern the Emirates faithful. The Frenchman has had 12 shots this week (6 vs Monaco, 6 vs Everton), with his goal here the only attempt on target.

4 - David Ospina has now kept four clean sheets in seven league games this season, more than Wojciech Szczesny (3) in 17 games. The Gunners owed plenty to the Colombian, who made two crucial saves to keep Everton at bay and maintain a clean sheet.

  PositionAppearancesGoals ConcededClean SheetMinutes Played
David Ospina GK 7 4 4 630
Wojciech Szczesny GK 17 21 3 1,499

10 - Arsenal have now scored more league goals from the 85th minute onwards this season (10) than any other side in Europe's top 5 leagues. Tomas Rosicky came on to score late for the Gunners against Everton, with his 89th minute strike ensuring a well-earned three points.

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