This week our statistician looks at the records of visiting teams at Emirates Stadium.

Crystal Palace will make their first visit to Emirates Stadium this weekend, becoming the 71st different side to play against Arsenal at the stadium.

Palace will also be the 39th different English opponent to appear at Emirates since it opened for the 2006/07 season, and the eighth from London.

Arsenal record against first time visitors at Emirates Stadium

Only four (5.7 per cent) of the 70 teams who have played Arsenal at Emirates Stadium won on their first visit, and only two of those were in Premier League games. In fact the last English team to win on their first trip to Emirates Stadium were Hull City, back in September 27, 2008. That was 155 games ago.

Overall, of the 70 teams who have played against Arsenal at the Emirates, 50 (71.4 per cent) lost on their first trip, 16 drew and four (Hull, West Ham, Bayern Munich and Schalke) won.

Arsenal have beaten 66 of the 70 visitors at least once, including all the English teams. The only sides that still have an unbeaten record at the venue are Bayern Munich, Schalke, CSKA Moscow and PSV Eindhoven. Schalke and CSKA are also the only sides never to concede at Emirates.

The teams who have been on the receiving end most often are Tottenham and Wigan, with eight defeats each. Wigan lost on each of their first seven trips.

Tottenham have conceded the most goals (31) but they have also scored the most (14) which is perhaps not surprising as they have played at Emirates Stadium more than any other visiting team (11).

The last English team to win on their first trip to Emirates Stadium were Hull City

Liverpool will tie that record when they make their 11th trip for the FA Cup game on February 16. That will make Liverpool the only side to have played Arsenal at Emirates in all four competitions.

In total 16 different teams have beaten Arsenal at Emirates, meaning the Gunners are undefeated against 77 per cent of the teams that have appeared at the stadium. Chelsea have the most victories from visiting sides (four).

Only teams from England, Germany and Wales teams have ever returned from Emirates with a win.

All visiting teams at Emirates

  P W D L F A
Tottenham 11 8 2 1 31 14
Liverpool 10 4 5 1 14 9
Wigan Athletic 9 8 0 1 22 4
Aston Villa 9 4 2 3 15 12
Chelsea  9 2 3 4 7 13
Bolton Wanderers 8 7 1 0 19 6
Newcastle United 8 6 1 1 21 6
Blackburn Rovers 8 5 2 1 25 6
Fulham  8 5 3 0 17 7
Everton 8 4 4 0 11 6
Man City  8 4 2 2 7 4
Man United 8 3 2 3 11 13
Stoke City 6 6 0 0 14 3
West Ham  6 4 1 1 10 2
Sunderland 6 3 3 0 7 3
West Brom 5 4 0 1 10 3
Hull City 4 3 0 1 8 3
Portsmouth 4 3 1 0 10 4
FC Porto 3 3 0 0 11 0
Olympiacos  3 3 0 0 7 2
Reading  3 3 0 0 8 2
Birmingham  3 2 1 0 6 3
Norwich  3 2 1 0 10 5
Swansea City 3 2 0 1 2 2
Wolves  3 2 1 0 4 1
Middlesbrough 3 1 2 0 4 2
Burnley  2 2 0 0 6 1
Cardiff  2 2 0 0 6 0
Coventry City 2 2 0 0 10 1
QPR 2 2 0 0 2 0
Sheffield United 2 2 0 0 9 0
Southampton 2 2 0 0 8 1
AC Milan 2 1 1 0 3 0
Barcelona  2 1 1 0 4 3
Borussia Dortmund 2 1 0 1 3 3
Fenerbache 2 1 1 0 2 0
Leeds  2 1 1 0 2 1
Marseille 2 1 1 0 2 0
AZ Alkmaar  1 1 0 0 4 1
AS Roma 1 1 0 0 1 0
Blackpool 1 1 0 0 6 0
Celtic  1 1 0 0 3 1
Charlton  1 1 0 0 4 0
Derby 1 1 0 0 5 0
Dynamo Kyiv  1 1 0 0 1 0
Dynamo Zagreb 1 1 0 0 2 1
FC Twente  1 1 0 0 4 0
FK Partizan 1 1 0 0 3 1
Hamburg 1 1 0 0 3 1
Huddersfield Town 1 1 0 0 2 1
Ipswich Town 1 1 0 0 3 0
Leyton Orient 1 1 0 0 5 0
Montpellier  1 1 0 0 2 0
Napoli 1 1 0 0 2 0
Plymouth 1 1 0 0 3 1
SC Braga 1 1 0 0 6 0
Sevilla  1 1 0 0 3 0
Shakhtar Donetsk  1 1 0 0 5 1
Shrewsbury Town 1 1 0 0 3 1
Slavia Prague 1 1 0 0 7 0
Sparta Prague 1 1 0 0 3 0
Standard Liege 1 1 0 0 2 0
Steaua Bucharest  1 1 0 0 2 1
Udinese 1 1 0 0 1 0
Villareal  1 1 0 0 3 0
Watford  1 1 0 0 3 0
Bayern Munich 1 1 0 0 1 3
CSKA Moscow 1 0 1 0 0 0
PSV Eindhoven 1 0 1 0 1 1
Schalke  1 0 0 1 0 2

Arsenal go into Sunday's game needing just two goals to reach 300 in Premier League matches at Emirates Stadium. This will be the 145th league match, so the Gunners average more than two goals per game there, and have conceded 119 (0.83 per game).

Overall Arsenal have played 215 times at the stadium, winning 147 (68.4 per cent) and scoring 461 goals (2.14 per game). Arsenal have conceded just 161 in all competitions (0.75 per game) and it is the defensive record that has been especially impressive at home lately.

Arsenal have conceded just once in their last 10 home games - to Everton on December 8 - and just 10 in all this season (31 last season). The Gunners have kept nine clean sheets in their past 10 home games, compared to nine in the previous 33.

Overall Arsenal have now stopped the opposition scoring 104 times at Emirates - 48.4 per cent of the total games.

Arsenal have conceded more than two goals in the same game at Emirates on just 12 occasions (5.6 per cent).

Each game has an average of 2.9 goals in total, and there have been just 16 goalless draws.

Overall record at Emirates Stadium
Overall record at Emirates Stadium

Arsenal continue to sell out Emirates Stadium on a regular basis - only one game this season has had an attendance of less than 59,000, and each of the last 69 home games in all competitions have had crowds in excess of 55,000.

The last time the crowd dipped below this level was for the League Cup third-round match against Shrewsbury Town in September 2011 (46,539). That remains the lowest gate at the stadium for a first-team game.

None of the 144 Premier League games the stadium has hosted has had ticket sales of less than 59,000

The only other time the attendance was less than 55,000 was against Tottenham, in the League Cup semi-final, on January 9, 2008 (53,136). None of the 144 Premier League games the stadium has hosted has had ticket sales of less than 59,000.

So far 8.64 million tickets have been sold for Premier League games at Emirates Stadium in the seven and a half seasons Arsenal have been based there. That is more than the aggregate ticket sales for the last 12 league seasons at Highbury combined.

The average attendance for a Premier League fixture at Emirates Stadium is 60,026 compared to 36,290 at Highbury.

Arsenal have also dramatically increased their Champions League attendances since moving to Emirates, as capacity was reduced to 35,500 for European games at Highbury. Arsenal average 59,765 for such fixtures at Emirates (not including qualifiers) compared to 35,151 at Highbury.

For the two seasons when Arsenal used Wembley for home Champions League games (1998/99 and 1999/2000), the average gate was 74,499 - the highest in the whole competition for 1999/2000. 

Arsenal attendances in the Premier League

Season Average Total Highest Lowest
1992/93 24,403 512,466 29,739 18,253
1993/94 30,492 640,333 36,203 21,292
1994/95 35,353 742,420 38,377 27,713
1995/96 37,568 713,797 38,323 34,519
1996/97 37,821 718,603 38,264 33,461
1997/98 38,053 723,009 38,269 37,324
1998/99 38,024 722,450 38,308 37,323
1999/00 38,033 722,627 38,147 37,271
2000/01 37,975 721,521 38,146 37,318
2001/02 38,054 723,016 38,240 37,878
2002/03 38,040 722,795 38,164 37,878
2003/04 38,079 723,398 38,419 37,677
2004/05 37,978 721,602 38,164 37,010
2005/06 38,186 725,679 38,389 37,867
2006/07 60,045 1,140,863 60,132 59,912
2007/08 60,070 1,141,245 60,161 59,442
2008/09 60,040 1,140,755 60,109 59,317
2009/10 59,927 1,138,606 60,103 59,084
2010/11 60,025 1,140,490 60,112 59,552
2011/12 60,000 1,140,006 60,111 59,643
2012/13 60,079 1,141,507 60,112 59,872
2013/14 60,018 660,195 60,071 60,000

Bold = At Emirates Stadium

Arsenal attendances in Champions League (not including qualifiers)

Season Average Total Highest Lowest
1998/99* 73,472  220,417  73,707  73,256
1999/00* 75,525   217,574  73,256   71,227 
2000/01  34,763  243,341  35,318   33,922 
2001/02  35,190  175,949  35,432  34,764 
2002/03  35,685   214,107  38,500  34,793 
2003/04  35,009   175,949   35,486   34,393 
2004/05  35,022   140,089   35,463  34,068 
2005/06  35,238   211,426   35,487   34,498 
2006/07  59,975  239,899  60,073   59,861 
2007/08  59,904   299,522   60,082   59,621 
2008/09  59,517   357,103  60,003   58,233 
2009/10  59,630   178,890   59,884   59,345 
2010/11  59,531  238,123   60,018   58,845 
2011/12  59,785  239,141  59,973   59,531 
2012/13  59,954   239,817   60,049   59,760 
2013/14  59,820  179,459   60,011   59,536 

Bold = At Emirates Stadium    * = At Wembley Stadium

Stats correct as at January 30, 2014

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Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source Josh James 31 Jan 2014