Arsenal 2-1 Nottingham Forest – By The Numbers | Arseblog Information



Going into the season opener, Arsenal had misplaced 4 and gained simply two of their final seven opening day fixtures when enjoying on the Emirates.

Nevertheless, Nottingham Forest scored the fewest targets within the Premier League away from dwelling final season (11) and conceded essentially the most on the highway (44) as effectively.

7 – Arsenal have gained seven and misplaced none of their final 9 dwelling matches in opposition to Nottingham Forest in all competitions.

The guests spurned an honest early probability as Brennan Johnson was unable to hit the goal (0.28 xG) after being slipped in behind.

It took Arsenal some time to interrupt down a cussed Forest defence till an outrageous piece of talent by Gabriel Martinelli discovered Eddie Nketiah whose deflected shot (0.11xG) left Matt Turner with no probability, however after moving into entrance Arsenal have been excellent till the break. Martinelli sprung into life and Bakayo Saka brought about issues galore down the proper.

Arsenal went right into a 2-0 lead with an absolute stunner. Saka reduce in from the left to twist a merely unstoppable shot throughout aim and contained in the far publish (0.04 xG, 0.60 xGOT).

12 – No participant has been immediately concerned in additional dwelling targets within the Premier League in 2023 than Bukayo Saka with 12 aim contributions (8 targets and 4 assists).

At half time, the house group had 82% possession and recorded 7 pictures, in comparison with the only large probability from Forest, and had amassed 17 touches within the opposition’s field in comparison with their opponents’ 3.

2 – Arsenal have stored simply two clear sheets of their final 11 Premier League video games on the Emirates Stadium.

The second half appeared like being performed out with The Gunners largely in management till Forest broke from an Arsenal nook with 10 minutes of regular time remaining and substitute Taiwo Awoniyi completed a in the reduction of (0.57 xG) from Anthony Elanga.

15 – Arsenal took a complete of 15 pictures in the course of the 90 minutes, 8 of which have been from contained in the field. Regardless of dominating possession, they did not create a single large probability.

30 – Variety of touches inside the Nottingham Forest penalty space. Bukayo Saka was 1st with a complete of seven.

13 – Profitable passes into the penalty space. Martin Ødegaard was 1st for Arsenal with a complete of 4.

127 – William Saliba had the very best variety of passes amongst Arsenal gamers, making an attempt 127 and finishing 124. He additionally coated over 824 yards in progressive distance, which was essentially the most by any outfield participant.


75% cross accuracy, most ultimate third passes (35), most crosses (9), most touches in opposition field (7), most defensive actions (5), joint most pictures (3), joint most probabilities created (3), highest anticipated menace (1.55) and 1 world class aim.


Mikel Arteta has per week to arrange his gamers for a tricky away match at Crystal Palace subsequent Monday. We’ll want to enhance if we’re to take 3 factors from Selhurst Park, however our precedence was getting off to a successful begin and that’s exactly what we achieved.

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