Stats show Arsenal are more creative than Barcelona this season

Statistics show that Arsenal have provided more opportunities in front of goal this season than Barcelona

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Arsenal face a huge task to stop Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday night but, as this infographic by leading fantasy football site Football Fanager shows, they actually create more chances than the Spanish champions.

Incredibly, the Londoners have produced 12.6 chances across each game in the league this season, compared to Barcelona’s 11.4.

Arsenal, who are looking to reach the quarter-finals for the first time since 2010, also take more shots in the box, win more aerial duels and make more key passes than La Liga’s table-toppers.

Lionel Messi and company are on an unrelenting 32-game unbeaten run, and have lost just once to Arsenal in seven meetings.

Barcelona have scored a total of 67 games in the league this season, compared to Arsenal’s tally of 41.

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The Spanish side also have a slightly higher pass-completion rate of 86 per cent, compared to Arsenal’s 85.

Can Arsene Wenger’s men replicate their creative touch and overcome the Catalonians at The Emirates?

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