Arsenal’s 2015 in numbers; Giroud on top for goals, Ozil leads assists

Giroud V Stoke

2015 was a good year for the Gunners as they finished the year top of the table.

With Arsenal sitting top of the Premier League table at the end of 2015, it is fair to say that it was a good year for the Gunners.

After finishing last season as one of the most in form sides in Europe and picking up a second successive FA Cup, they finished the year in similar form.

A number of players have been key to their strong showing in 2015, but who was the best of the bunch when it came to goals, assists, passes and tackles? We decided to take a look.

With goals, there was no surprise to find Olivier Giroud top the table, as he bagged 19 goals across 37 appearances in 2015, seven ahead of Alexis Sanchez who managed 12 in 31.

  GoalsAppearances
Olivier Giroud 19 37
Alexis Sánchez 12 31
Theo Walcott 8 25

There was similarly no surprise when it came to assists, with Mesut Ozil dominating those stats as he managed 20 in 34 appearances across the year.

He far outpaced his nearest rival Santi Cazorla, who came in second with 11, and Aaron Ramsey who came in third with five.

  Accurate PassesAppearances
Santiago Cazorla 2253 33
Mesut Özil 1886 34
Aaron Ramsey 1571 30

It was better news for the Spaniard when it came to rivalling Ozil in the passing stakes though, as he made the most accurate passes of any Arsenal player in 2015, with 2253 to his name.

Finally, their best tackler turned out to be Francis Coquelin, as he managed to win 86 across the year, a clear demonstration of the bite he has introduced to the Gunners midfield.

That tally put him far ahead of anyone else, with Nacho Monreal the closest to him with 63.

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