Arsenal don’t jump out as a dominating side that can bully their opponents out of the match but that’s exactly what the Gunners have quietly been doing this season, mastering a key tactic without making too much of a fuss.
Arsene Wenger’s side have fallen off the wagon a bit in the past month, experiencing defeats at the hands of Everton and Manchester City, but there’s something beneath the cracks in North London that suggests things may be a little different.
This statistic reveals it all, showing that Arsenal lead a Premier League figure that many wouldn’t expect.
Most interceptions made in the Premier League this season:
Man Utd (362)
West Ham (358)
Middlesbrough (336) pic.twitter.com/mXczfvwuK4
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Narrowly ahead of Manchester United, Arsene Wenger’s side have made the most interceptions this season and it’s crucial to the way the Gunners play, mostly down to the fact that they’re not actually that great in defence and can’t be exposed.
Whether it’s enough to see Arsenal establish themselves as contenders for the biggest honours remains to be seen but at least it’s a step in the right direction.