Arsenal are conceding more big chances per game than in any other season since 2010/11, according to data from Stats Zone.
Almost a year on from Arsene Wenger’s departure, the Gunners have shown some signs of improvement, whilst at other times appearing as if nothing has changed.
Arsenal have 66 points for the Premier League season so far, a three-point improvement on last campaign’s 38-game total already. They’re also one spot higher in the table as it stands, occupying fifth place, with the fight for fourth still just about alive. Additionally, Unai Emery’s team has managed a few big performances against top-six sides.
On the other hand, some things haven’t changed much at all. Arsenal’s best hope of qualifying for the Champions League is winning the Europa League, and they’re about to play the semi-final after being knocked out of both domestic cup competitions, just like last year.
In fact, some of the numbers suggest things are actually getting worse. The Gunners are scoring fewer league goals per game than last season (1.92 vs 1.95) and conceding more as well (1.36 vs 1.34). Those figures are backed up by the stats on big chances created/conceded, where Arsenal are worse off in both categories this year:
As you can see, this is Arsenal’s worst season of the decade for big chances conceded per game, and it’s only middle of the pack for big chances created.
Right now, it’s hard to say exactly where the Gunners have improved this campaign, other than by being more up for the big games (mostly). Perhaps the team are just getting lucky, and they should head over to Aspers Casino Online before that luck runs out. Check out the online slots at Aspers.com.
Nonetheless, Arsenal can still make it a positive end to the season. Win the final three Europa League games and the final two Premier League matches and the Gunners may well end up with top four and a trophy.