Arsenal revived their top four chances as they picked the maximum points against visiting side Cardiff at the Emirates.
This they could do thanks to the pair of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette who scored a goal each to give Arsenal a 2-0 lead in the second half.
The visitors celebrated their goal but it proved to be a consolatory one (goal) as Unai Emery wrapped up proceedings from a tactical point of view.
With the three points on ground for Arsenal, we take a look at some features and match statistics with regards to Arsenals win.
Shots on target
4(Arsenal) (Cardiff City) 1
Arsenal’s superior attacking advantage produced the performance they desired on the pitch as they scored twice after the intermission to seal the win.
This they did with 4 shots on target as Nigeria’s Alex Iwobi also got Cardiff goalkeeper to make a great save from close range.
The visitors only had 1 shot on target with regards to the solitary goal they scored in the game.
Shots off target
(Arsenal) 6 (Cardiff City) 8
This was where Arsenal’s opponent came short as they were busy hitting the outside of the post.
Arsenal’s shots off target were 6 in total compared to Cardiff’s 8 shots (off target) in the game.
Cardiff lost the match 2-1 to Unai Emery’s side as their inaccuracy cost them at least a share of the spoils on the night.
72(Arsenal) (Cardiff City) 28
This is no surprise from Arsenal as they have dominated games countless times this season. Arsenal has got great midfield players, and that’s why huge expectation is resting on their shoulders every time they take to the pitch.
This saw the likes of Mesut Ozil, Matteo Guendouzi and Mohamed Elneny steer up things in the middle for Arsenal.
4(Arsenal) (Cardiff City) 7
The match produced a total of (7+4)-11 corner-kicks as both sides competed effectively against each other.
Arsenal had 4 corners, three less than Cardiff City who had 7 corners as they (visitors) sought for a killer punch against Unai Emery’s Arsenal in the latter stages of the game.
0(Arsenal) (Cardiff City) 1
This was no surprise as the visitors sought for a goal desperately at the closing stages of this fixture.
Arsenal got what they wanted through goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and French star Alexandre Lacazette but the visitors’ aspirations forced them into an offside position. Cardiff was caught once in an offside during the game.
14(Arsenal) (Cardiff City) 12
Arsenal’s rigour and stern taste for victory was written around their approach to this fixture. They aimed to make amends over the weekend loss to Manchester United.
This lured them into physical challenges as they recorded 14 fouls in the match. The visitors Cardiff had 12 fouls in the entire duration of the game.