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By Tony Attwood
We don’t have the opportunity to do a detailed write-up on this afternoon’s win, which adds something to everyone else’s commentaries, but we do have a few bits and pieces of statistics.
Such as goalscorers. The media rave about Haaland and yes he is remarkable with 28 goals this season. But if we look at goals scored across the team, we can see that three of the Premier League scorers in double figures (as of 4pm Sunday) are Arsenal men.
No other club has more than one player in the top 11.
And not only are we the top-performing team away from home in the Premier League, we are just so far above everyone else.
Away matches only
But what of the future? Well, in the last couple of seasons we have shown that the run that the club is on is important – something that is only noted by the media when the run for Arsenal is a negative one.
And writing immediately after the Arsenal game we can see the current form of the top clubs reveals that just two of the top four places are held by teams conventionally thought of as the big six or seven.
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As for the rest, Tottenham are fifth in the “last 10” table which is one of the best indicators of form that we have, Manchester United are sixth, Liverpool eighth, Newcastle ninth, Chelsea 13th.
Of course this is all likely to be changed again with the later kick offs, by which time we’ll be in the car travelling, but we’ll be back tomorrow morning with updated thoughts on just where this leaves Arsenal in terms of winning the title (apart from obviously being top at the end of this weekend)
I can only hope you enjoyed the game today as much we I did
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