After Wednesday's trip to Manchester, the Gunners are back on the road on Saturday when they travel to Portsmouth in the Premier League. This season Arsenal.com 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

Peter Crouch

Player Profile - Kolo Toure

Peter Crouch v Kolo Toure
With the current raft of injuries to Arsène Wenger’s defensive unit, it is unlikely that Kolo Toure will get a rest against Pompey on Saturday. He will almost certainly face Peter Crouch who remains the South-Coast side’s most potent offensive force. The England striker has struck 11 times in his 34 appearances this season, racking up five assists along the way. His Ivorian opponent has a goal of his own this term in addition to an impressive tackling success rate of almost 90 per cent.

CROUCH V TOURE
  Peter Crouch Kolo Toure
Appearances 34 26
Minutes played 3003 2010
Assists 5 1
Unsuccessful dribbles 7 5
Successful dribbles 5 8
Goals scored 11 1
Complete passes 118 106
Incomplete passes 59 42
Shots blocked 6 2
Shots off target 36 9
Shots on target 41 11
Woodwork struck 3 0
Tackles lost 5 2
Tackles won 8 17

Glen Johnson

Andrey Arshavin

Glen Johnson v Andrey Arshavin
Because of his ineligibility in the Champions League, one man almost certain to feature at Fratton Park is Andrey Arshavin. The little Russian has made a massive impression since arriving in January, setting up five and scoring six in his first nine appearances. In his way on Saturday could be Glen Johnson whose imperious form this season saw him cement a place, not only in Fabio Capello’s England squad, but in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year too. However, he is also the most booked player in either squad.

JOHNSON V ARSHAVIN
  Glen Johnson Andrey Arshavin
Appearances 27 9
Minutes played 2422 767
Assists 4 5
Bookings 8 0
Clearances 40 3
Unsuccessful dribbles 11 3
Successful dribbles 16 5
Goals scored 3 6
Complete passes 129 42
Incomplete passes 79 25
Shots off target 16 8
Shots on target 24 18
Tackles lost 15 5
Tackles won 26 2

Sean Davis

Player Profile - Denilson

Sean Davis v Denilson
After sitting out Wednesday’s Champions League defeat at Man United, Denilson may get the nod in the centre of Wenger’s midfield on Saturday. He looks likely to face ex-Tottenham man Sean Davis. The pairs’ stats are remarkably similar although Denilson looks the more incisive of the two with three goals and seven assists. On the other hand, Davis has completed 16 more clearances and attempted a handful more tackles than his Brazilian opponent.

DAVIS V DENILSON
Sean Davis Denilson
Appearances 29 33
Minutes played 2453 2855
Assists 2 7
Clearances 24 8
Unsuccessful dribbles 7 4
Successful dribbles 9 9
Goals scored 1 3
Complete passes 127 149
Incomplete passes 60 83
Shots off target 9 14
Shots on target 16 17
Woodwork struck 1 1
Tackles lost 12 9
Tackles won 21 21
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