Stat Attack: Arsenal v Spurs

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·      The North London derby will get some added spice this time around as Spurs fight to finish above rivals Arsenal

·      The clubs also both have players fighting for the title of most ground covered this season. Arsenal striker Robin van Persie is currently top of the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index for this with 153.7 miles, but Spur’s Gareth Bale is nipping at his heels in fourth place with 151 miles

·      Van Persie and Bale’s positions are mirrored in the rank for most shots on target, with van Persie leading with 63 shots on target and Bale in fourth 48

·      Arsenal have two other players in the top ten for distance covered with Aaron Ramsey in 8th and Mikel Arteta in 9th with 148.6 miles and 148.16 miles respectively

·      Goals from Ramsey and Thierry Henry gave Arsenal a 2-1 win against Sunderland in theirlast Premier League game

·      Henry has made four substitute appearances for Arsenal since returning on loan from New York Red Bulls, and has covered 5.63 miles, averaging 87.7 yards per minute on the pitch

·      Spurs beat Newcastle 5-0 in their last Premier League game with two goals from Januarysigning Louis Saha along with goals from Adebayor, Kranjcar and Assou-Ekotto

·      Kranjcar covered the most ground for Spurs in that game with 6.09 miles

Stats courtesy of EA SPORTS Player Performance Index

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  1. How funny Van Persie is running a lot and why is he not so prolific fro Holland answers on a post card to Ukad and the inept FA., This should tell you miles run and opta states are not real Stevenage 0 Spurs 0 Notts County 1 Stevenage 0is a stark warning Kolo Toure is not a lone Wolf i expect Arsenal too run around a lot on Sunday lets hope our lads are ready for snappy tackles and blanket defending and attacking.

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