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Since Christmas Day, Arsenal have averaged 14.9 shots per Premier League game (5.7 on target), and have an expected goals (xG) average of 1.8 per game. Before Christmas the Gunners were averaging 10.4 shots per game (3.3 on target), with an xG average of 1.1.
Only Manchester City (13) have conceded fewer goals in the Premier League this season than Arsenal (20), who have shipped just one goal in their last six matches in the competition.
Since Raúl Jiménez last scored for Wolves at Molineux against Newcastle, eight of their 10 home goals in all competitions have been scored by different players: Rayan Ait Nouri, Daniel Podence x2, Pedro Neto x2, Roman Saiss, Adama Traore, Ruben Neves, Fabio Silva and Willy Boly.
Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka has been directly involved in four goals in his last three away Premier League games (2 goals, 2 assists), scoring in his last two. Saka could become the third youngest player in Premier League history to score in three consecutive away appearances (19y 150d), after Wayne Rooney in 2004 (18y 172d) and Robbie Fowler in 1994 (19y 133d).
Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has scored in each of his last three Premier League away games, netting four goals in total. His previous four away goals in the competition came over a period of 25 games between March 2019 and December 2020.