Stat attack: Arsenal
- 04 January 2011 20:12
- Posted by David Clayton
Here are all the vital statistics ahead of the Blues’ trip to the Emirates Stadium…
City’s last success away to the Gunners was in October 1975 when goals from Rodney Marsh, Asa Hartford and Joe Royle gave Tony Book’s side a 3-2 win at Highbury - since that win, the Blues have lost 18 and drawn eight of their 26 visits.
Including the League Cup, City have lost 21 of their last 28 visits, failing to score in 18 of those games.
The only player in the current Blues squad to have scored away to Arsenal is Shaun Wright-Phillips (pictured below) who bagged a spectacular equaliser at Highbury almost exactly six years ago (January 4, 2005).
The only City player to score a goal at the Emirates Stadium to date is USA international DaMarcus Beasley back in 2007.
The Blues have so far kept 10 clean sheets this season – the joint best in the Premier League with Sunderland who also have kept 10 shut-outs.
The Gunners have conceded half their goals this season from set-pieces – the worst record in the Premier League and a source of encouragement for the Blues should there be any corners or free-kicks around the box!
Arsenal have won back-to-back victories on three occasions this season at the Emirates – they are yet to win three wins in row at home this campaign.
The Blues’ record win away win came 99 years ago to Arsenal came in 1912 during a 4-0 win.
Arsenal’s 3-0 win at Birmingham on Saturday means they have now amassed 21 points on the road – City have taken 20 points but played one game less away from home.
Arsenal have been beaten at home this season by West Brom, Newcastle and Spurs – teams City have already taken a total seven points from – away from home.
The Gunners haven’t finished outside the top four in the Premier League for 15 years, winning the title three times during that time.
City have lost just twice in 17 away games, winning nine times and drawing six during an 11-month period.