Check Out All Alexis Sach Stats Since Joining Arsenal
Man of the match – Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)
One goal and one assist, Sanchez is getting back to his best at the right time for Arsenal but handed the Gunners an injury scare by hobbling off shortly after his goal.
Sanchez joins Arsenal greats – the stats
- Stoke have shipped 24 goals at home this season – their joint-highest in a single Premier League campaign (same as 2015-16).
- Arsenal have scored 4+ goals in five away league games this season. It’s their most in a season since 1936-37 (also five).
- Sanchez became the eighth player to score 50 Premier League goals for Arsenal, with only Thierry Henry (83 games) and Ian Wright (87) reaching the milestone faster than the Chilean (101).
- Sanchez is also the first player to record double figures for both goals (21) and assists (10) in the Premier League this season.
- The South American also scored his 15th away goal in the Premier League this season – only Kevin Phillips (16 in 1999-00) has scored more in a single campaign.
- Peter Crouch scored his ninth Premier League goal against Arsenal – more than he has against any other opponent in the competition.
- Only Wayne Rooney (11) and Robbie Fowler (10) have scored more against the Gunners in the competition.
- Since the start of last season, only Ozil (31) and Sanchez (25) have recorded more assists for Arsenal in all competitions than Hector Bellerin (13), with the Spaniard picking up two today.