Sunday, 31 July 2011

Gael Clichy 2010/2011 - Farewell

Season Stats

40 starts + 4 sub apps
1 goal
2 assists
1 key pass

Premier League Stats

90 tackles won (81% success)
-Highest of PL defenders, 4th highest overall (111)

3.2 interceptions per game
-3rd highest of PL defenders, 4th highest overall (3.6)

0.8 opposition dribbles allowed per game
-Highest of Arsenal defenders (Koscielny 0.5)

51% aerial duel success rate
-3rd highest of Arsenal fullbacks (Sagna 67%, Gibbs 55%)

0.6 chances created per game
-2nd highest of Arsenal fullbacks (Sagna 0.7)

0.5 accurate crosses per game
-2nd highest of Arsenal fullbacks (Sagna 1.0)

High point

Set up an 88th minute winner at home to West Ham in the league, ending an afternoon of frustration for the Gunners. Having cut inside his marker from the left flank, the Frenchman delivered a teasing right-footed cross onto the head of the lurking Alex Song to send the Arsenal fans into raptures.

Low point

At fault for Shakhtar's winning goal in Arsenal's 2-1 loss in the Champions League group stage, a result which ultimately would cost the Gunners top spot. From a seemingly routine clearance situation on the left flank, Clichy managed to gift the ball to Darijo Srna, who crossed for Gunners' old-boy Eduardo to score.