After a two week break from domestic football, Arsenal host Manchester City on Saturday looking to avenge their 3-0 defeat back in November. This season will be identifying the key battles for the game. We will bring you all the statistics and information a fan could need so swot up now and come Saturday you will be impressing anyone who will listen with your new-found knowledge.

Player Profile - Emmanuel Adebayor

Vincent Kompany

Emmanuel Adebayor v Vincent Kompany
Fit-again Adebayor could be back in Arsène Wenger’s starting line-up after scoring for Togo last weekend. He looks set to face Vincent Kompany who has slotted in to the hustle and bustle of the Premier League with relative ease since joining in the summer. However, the Togolese striker, who has scored eight league goals this season, will be looking to make up for lost time after almost two months on the sidelines.

  Emmanuel Adebayor Vincent Kompany
Appearances 22 27
Minutes played 1770 2424
Assists 7 0
Clearances 10 30
Successful dribbles 17 7
Unsuccessful dribbles 10 1
Goals scored 8 1
Complete passes 79 122
Incomplete passes 37 68
Shots off target 25 9
Shots on target 30 13
Woodwork struck 2 0
Tackles lost 16 18
Tackles won 3 31

Player Profile - Gael Clichy

Shaun Wright-Phillips

Gael Clichy v Shaun Wright-Phillips
Clichy will have to be at his very best on Saturday when he faces Wright-Phillips who has made more successful dribbles than any player in either squad. Clichy, on the other hand, has by far the most completed passes of either squad. In addition he has made 15 completed tackles – but that is five less than Saturday’s opponent.

Clichy v Wright-Phillips
  Gael Clichy Shaun Wright-Phillips
Appearances 30


Minutes played 2566 2245
Assists 0 5
Unsuccessful crosses 27 22
Successful crosses 4 2
Unsuccessful dribbles 12 20
Successful dribbles 14 28
Goals scored 1 5
Complete passes 147 113
Incomplete passes 86 76
Shots off target 2 24
Shots on target 4 34
Tackles lost 11 25
Tackles won 15 20

Player Profile - William Gallas


William Gallas v Robinho
Robinho’s work-rate has impressed as much as his outrageous talent this season with a total of 25 tackles, and three bookings, in his 24 appearances. He looks set to lock horns with William Gallas at Emirates Stadium after the Frenchman’s 180 minutes of football for France during the international break. Perhaps surprisingly, the 31-year-old trumps Robinho in the passing stakes with a 72 per cent completion record to the Brazilian’s 64.

  William Gallas Robinho
Appearances 22 24
Minutes played 1980 2087
Goals scored 2 11
Assists 0 4
Bookings 3 3
Successful dribbles 6 24
Unsuccessful dribbles 2 12
Incomplete passes 34 59
Complete passes 89 105
Shots blocked 2 13
Shots on target 5 46
Shots off target 7 27
Tackles lost 7 15
Tackles won 13 10
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2 Apr 2009