Arsenal's Santi Cazorla the Premier League's best in key area following Hull victory

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Following Arsenal's 3-1 away victory over Hull City, we bring you the best Opta Stats.

Alexis Sanchez ran riot as Arsenal tightened their grip on second with a 3-1 victory over Hull City at the KC Stadium on Monday evening. 

The Chilean international scored twice in the first half, either side of Aaron Ramsey's deflected strike, before Steve Bruce's men halted the onslaught with a header from Stephen Quinn after the break.

Here are the top five stats from Monday evening's encounter:

28 - No player has assisted as many Premier League goals as Santi Cazorla (28) since he made his Premier League debut in August 2012. The Spaniard set-up the Gunners' second of the evening versus Hull, with a sublime pass into the path of team-mate Aaron Ramsey. 

 Last three seasons (since 2012/13) Goals Assisted
Santi Cazorla 28
Eden Hazard 27
 Wayne Rooney 25
Steven Gerrard 25

99 - Cazorla completed 99 passes against Hull, more than any other player on the pitch. He completed 94.3% of his attempts to find a team-mate, while fashioning a match-best four key passes. It comes as little surprise to see him topping the top-flight creativity rankings. 

6 - Aaron Ramsey has had a hand in six goals (three goals, three assists) in his last six Premier League appearances. The Welshman has also scored in each of his last three starts in all competitions against Hull. 

604 - The Gunners completed the second most successful passes this weekend at the KC Stadium (604). Only Louis van Gaal's Manchester United (647) managed to shift possession on more occasions. 

  MatchPasses Completed
Man Utd Man Utd vs West Brom 647
Arsenal Hull City vs Arsenal 604
Chelsea Chelsea vs C. Palace 466
Tottenham Tottenham vs Man City 383
Liverpool Liverpool vs QPR 371

13 - Hull City have conceded more goals from outside the penalty area than any other team in the 2014-15 Premier League.

Bonus: Arsenal are now guaranteed to finish above Tottenham Hotspur for the 20th consecutive season.

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