9 Thing You Need To Know:Arsenal vs Norwich

  • Robin van Persie is the Barclays Premier League’s top goal scorer after a remarkable run of 10 goals in his last five league games.
  • Van Persie has also had more shots at goal than any other player, with 46 efforts at goal and 65% on target
  • Robin van Persie moved up another place in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index last week and is now ranked in second after Wayne Rooney. He has had a hand in more of his team’s goals than any other players, bing involved in 14 including goals and assists
  • Mikel Arteta has completed more passes in his opponents half than any other player in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index, with 362, one every two minutes 28 seconds (also the best minutes per pass record in the league)
  • Norwich out ran Aston Villa by 104,932 metres to 101,501 metres in their last outing. Norwich have out run their opponents in nine of their eleven games so far this season, with only Stoke and Swansea out distancing the Swans
  • Anthony Pilkington scored his fourth goal of the season against Aston Villa in Norwich’s last Premier League game.
  • Pilkington is among the most accurate shooters in the league, having got 80% of 20 attempts at goal on target so far this season. That’s the fourth highest percentage of any player in the Barclays Premier League (discounting players who have had fewer than ten attempts at goal)
  • Pilkington’s performance in that game has seen him break in to the top 50 places in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index for the season, he is now 47th and Norwich’s top ranked player. Pilkington was the 16th ranked player in last week’s round of games.
  • Norwich full back Marc Tierney has delivered 35 crosses so far this season, more than any other full back in the league