15 ball recoveries, 12 interceptions: Francis Coquelin stars as Arsenal beat Everton

Francis Coquelin: By The Numbers:  : 20160319

The Frenchman was utterly superb in the Gunners' impressive victory.

Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin was in fine form at Goodison Park as his side beat Everton 2-0 this weekend.

The Gunners were hugely impressive on Saturday afternoon as they scored a delightful opening goal to take the lead within 10 minutes of the first half.

Youngster Alex Iwobi then added a fine second just before half time, his first Premier League goal in his first Premier League start, to hand all three points to Arsene Wenger’s side.

Their impressive performance was built on a solid defensive display though, and one man who was particularly on form was defensive midfielder Francis Coquelin.

  MatchAccurate PassPassing AccuracyWon TackleInterception WonDuel WonBall RecoveryTouchesUnsuccessful Touch
Francis Coquelin Everton vs Arsenal 40 87% 2 12 8 15 71 0

As illustrated by the table provided by Opta, the Frenchman was heavily involved throughout the game.

In total he posted 71 touches in the game, with all of those proving to be successful ones.

His passing was particularly impressive as he managed 40 accurate passes and enjoyed a pass success rate 87%.

Defensively he was a rock throughout, winning two tackles, the most of any Arsenal player, as well as eight defensive duels, again the most of any player.

His best two stats were arguably his ball recovery and interceptions though, as he posted 15 ball recoveries and 12 interceptions won, both the most of any player in the game, in a superb display. 

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