Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Robin van Persie 2010/2011

Season Stats:

26 starts + 7 sub apps
22 goals
7 assists
1 key pass

Premier League Stats:

18 goals
-Highest at Arsenal; 3rd highest in PL (Berbatov/Tevez 20)

3.4 shots per game
-Highest at Arsenal; 3rd highest in PL (Sturridge/Suarez 3.6)

7 assists
-3rd highest at Arsenal (Arshavin/Fabregas 11)

1.8 chances created per game
-3rd highest at Arsenal (Fabregas 2.9)

0.7 successful dribbles per game
-Highest of Arsenal strikers

1.1 clearances per game
-Highest of Arsenal strikers

High Point

Scored the equalising goal at home against Barcelona in the Champions League 2nd round. Going into the game on the back of a rich vein of goalscoring form, van Persie proved his big-game credentials with a superb near-post volley that caught Victor Valdes by surprise and gave Arsenal the belief to go on and grab the winner, which they duly did.

Low Point

Sent off in the return leg of the Champions League 2nd round tie at the Camp Nou. The Dutchman had endured a frustrating evening as Arsenal struggled for long periods to pass the ball out of their own half, and after being booked for a push on Alves in the 1st half, van Persie received his marching orders in the 56th minute when he kicked the ball out of play a second after the ref had blown for offside. Arsenal's remaining 10 men buckled under the waves of Barcelona attacks and went out 4-3 on aggregate.