A statistic showcasing just how impressive Arsenal’s backline have been thus far this season has surfaced online this evening.
Auba on target
Mikel Arteta’s men of course made the trip to Old Trafford earlier today, for a Premier League meeting with Manchester United.
The Gunners headed into proceedings desperate for all 3 points, having slipped to a lowly 13-place in the English top-flight, on the back of a pair of defeats over the last couple of weeks.
When all was said and done in Manchester, though, Arsenal bounced back, and in style.
A stellar display on the part of the north Londoners eventually saw them emerge from the Theatre of Dreams with a 1-0 win.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang bagged the only goal of the clash, slotting home from the penalty spot 20 minutes from time after Paul Pogba felled Hector Bellerin in the hosts’ box.
The result guides Arsenal up to 9th in the Premier League table, albeit remarkably just a point adrift of 2nd-placed Everton.
Highlights: Man United 0-1 Arsenal
Gabriel the colossus
On the back of an all-round fantastic performance this evening, meanwhile, a number of Arsenal’s stars have since been singled out for special praise, by fans and the media alike.
Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny both looked superb throughout proceedings at Old Trafford, controlling the midfield battle despite their numerical disadvantage.
At the back, Kieran Tierney and Rob Holding continued to hold their own as part of a 3-man backline.
None, though, was more impressive for the Gunners on Sunday than Gabriel Magalhaes.
The Brazilian stopper showcased exactly why Arsenal fought so hard to secure his signature during the summer, dominating United’s frontline with a complete repertoire of physicality, aggression, reading of the game, ability in the tackle and composure on the ball.
Some of the statistics stemming from Gabriel’s performance are showcased below, though even they do not do justice to just how superb the 22-year-old looked this evening:
Gabriel’s game by numbers vs. Man Utd:
92% pass accuracy
7 duels won
5 tackles (most)
5 ball recoveries
1 clean sheet
A colossal display. pic.twitter.com/HP1jRdohuj
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) November 1, 2020
Furthermore, on the back of an all-round top-drawer defensive showing on the part of Mikel Arteta’s men, a somewhat surprising statistic has since been turning heads online.
Despite their altogether shaky campaign thus far, as things stand, Arsenal actually boast the best defensive record in the Premier League.
Making this feat all the more impressive, meanwhile, is the fact that the capital giants have already played out three of their toughest fixtures of the campaign, in the form of visits to all of Anfield, the Etihad and Old Trafford:
Arsenal have the best defensive record in the Premier League, despite already playing Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United away.
— Sam Dean (@SamJDean) November 1, 2020
A statistic showcasing just how impressive Arsenal’s backline have been thus far this season has surfaced online this evening. Auba on target Mikel Arteta’s men of course made the trip to Old Trafford earlier today, for a Premier League meeting with Manchester United. The Gunners headed into proceedings desperate for all 3 points, having slippedFootball (soccer) greatest goals and highlights | 101 Great Goals – Feed