No, no, no, it wasn’t Kevin Wimmer, although he was up there with his excellent headed finish to give Arsenal the lead on Sunday.

No, when it came to influence on the pitch, it was Nacho Monreal who led the way for the Gunners.

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Monreal finished the game with the following stats:

  • 80 touches
  • 47 passes
  • 70.2% pass accuracy (33)
  • 37 balls received
  • 3 crosses
  • 8 long balls
  • 4/6 tackles
  • 7 interceptions
  • 1/1 clearance
  • 1/1 headed clearance
  • 0/6 aerial duels
  • Only Mesut Ozil made better attacking third pass stats (both sides) than Nacho (22/26)
  • 3/4 defensive third passes
  • 8/17 middle third passes
  • 1 backpass
  • 30/34 short passes
  • 22/34 forward passes
  • 6/6 backward passes
  • 5/7 square passes
  • 9/9 throwins
  • 1 foul
  • 1 fouled

Here are his graphics from the game:

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