Arsenal

8 Things You Need To Know: Arsenal vs Fulham

  • Van Persie scored two more in Arsenal’s 2-1 win against Norwich last week to continue his lethal run of form and take his tally for the season to 13. His average is now more than a goal a game, averaging one every 81 minutes 23 seconds.
  • Van Persie has got 63% of shots on target so far this season, from an incredible 52 attempts at goal, averaging an attempt every 20 minutes 20 seconds.His conversion rate of chances to goals is now 25%.
  • Gervinho got more shots on target than any other player in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index in last week’s games, with five against Norwich, yet did not mange to hit the back of the net.
  • Mikel Arteta covered the most ground for Arsenal for the second game in a row with 11,082 metres against Norwich. Areta has average 111.43 metres per minute for Arsenal and Everton this season.
  • In comparison to van Persie’s mpressive run in front of goal, Clint Dempsey may feel aggrieved at his return of three goals from 41 attempts and 68% on target. A chance conversion rate of just 7%,Aaron Hughes covered the most ground for Fulham against Sunderland with 9,464 metres, despite Fulham being out run by Sunderland by 94,578 metres to 98,518 metres.
  • Mark Schwarzer was credited with a great performance in Fulham’s 0-0 draw against Sunderland in their last Barclays Premier League outing. Schwarzer made 7 saves in that game, taking his total for the season to 70, the third highest total in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index.
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