Damning Arsenal statistic emerges after Everton loss

Everton 1-Arsenal 0

Arsenal travelled to Everton on Sunday as they looked to move above 3rd place Tottenham.

The Gunner started the weekend in 4th place but would move two points above Spurs with a win vs the Toffees.

Arsenal will also have been looking below them before Sunday’s tie as they were only in 4th place due to goal difference.

Everton, on the other hand, needed to win to ensure they stayed in the race for 7th place, which is currently occupied by Leicester City.

Alexandre Lacazette

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – APRIL 07: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal (R) challenges for the ball with Seamus Coleman of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Arsenal FC at Goodison Park on April 07, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s poor first half

Everton had a bit of bad luck prior to kick-off as Michael Keane would be withdrawn from the starting eleven at the last minute due to illness.

However, this would turn out to be a blessing in disguise as Phil Jagielka, the man who replaced Keane, would open the scoring for Everton.

After scoring vs Arsenal, Jagielka became the oldest player to score in the Premier League this season.

Arsenal’s away record this season under Unai Emery hasn’t been great.

However, a stat has emerged showing just how bad they were in the first 45 vs Everton.

The Gunners would manage just one shot on target in the first half on Sunday. The lowest total by an away side in the first 45 of a Premier League game this campaign.

It was also Arsenal’s lowest shot total in a first half since 2016.

Arsenal’s poor defensive record

Arsenal also remain the only side to not keep a clean sheet away from home in the Premier League this season.

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