Home runs

Behind the Numbers

This week our statistician looks at Arsenal's home record this season.

Sunday's win over West Bromwich Albion brought an end to Arsenal's eighth season at Emirates Stadium, with a final record of P29 W20 D5 L4 F55 A19.

It's only the 12th time in history that Arsenal have won at least 20 home matches in a single campaign (out of 110 seasons), and four of the previous 11 occasions were also at Emirates Stadium.

After losing their first game of the season to Aston Villa, the Gunners remained unbeaten at home in the Premier League - a sequence of 18 games - which is the second-longest undefeated league run since the club left Highbury in 2006.

"It's only the 12th time in history that Arsenal have won at least 20 home matches"

Overall Arsenal took 44 points from the 19 league matches, an average of 2.3 per game, slightly above the all-time for the stadium of 2.2 points per game.
It's also more home points than they managed in the 1988/89 (36) and 2001/02 (40) championship-winning campaigns.

Arsenal won five more home games than last term, and conceded the fewest goals at home since 2007/08. In the league Arsenal conceded just 11 in the 19 games, the best defensive performance since 1998/99.

However the 55 goals scored in all competitions represents the joint-fewest managed at home in the Emirates era.

For the fourth season in succession Arsenal played in four different competitions at home, and won four FA Cup matches at home for the first time since 2008/09.

The overall win percentage at Emirates was 69 per cent, compared to 58 per cent for away games this term.

Arsenal had the fourth best home record in the Premier League this season, and - so far - the fourth best away record too.

Arsenal at Emirates 2013/14

2013/14 P W D L F A
League 19 13 5 1 36 11
Champions League 5 3 0 2 7 4
FA Cup 4 4 0 0 12 2
Capital One Cup 1 0 0 1 0 2
Total 29 20 5 4 55 19


Arsenal all-time record at Emirates Stadium

Arsenal all-time record at Emirates Stadium



Goals per season at Emirates Stadium

Goals per season at Emirates Stadium


The overall record at Emirates is now P226 W154 D47 L25, which is a very similar record to the last eight seasons at Highbury (P226 W162 D42 L22).

Arsenal have scored 483 goals in their eight seasons at Emirates, at a rate of 2.14 per game, which is marginally lower than the last eight seasons at Highbury (2.18 goals per game).

However, the defensive record has improved by more than the offensive record has deteriorated: Arsenal have conceded 0.75 goals per game at Emirates, compared to 0.85 goals per game in the final eight seasons at Highbury. Therefore, the overall goal difference at the current home is +313, whereas it was +300 at Highbury between 1998 and 2006.

All-time Emirates Stadium record

Competition P W D L F A
League 152 99 36 17 314 124
Champions League 42 30 7 5 93 27
FA Cup 18 14 3 1 41 10
League Cup 14 11 1 2 35 9
Total 226 154 47 25 483 170

Highbury v Emirates (all competitions)

  P W D L F A Win %
Last eight seasons at Highbury 226 162 42 22 493 193 71.7
Last eight season at Emirates  226 154 47 25 483 170 68.1

Olivier Giroud scored the first and last goals of the season at Emirates Stadium, and claimed 15 in all on home turf in 2013/14.

He netted once every 122 minutes on average and now has 26 goals in all competitions at Emirates. Of those, 20 have come in the Premier League; only Robin van Persie has scored more league goals at the venue.

Mesut Ozil became the 50th different player to score for Arsenal at Emirates when he netted against Napoli in October โ€“ and in fact all seven of his Gunners goals so far have come at home.

"Arsenal kept 16 clean sheets in the 29 games"

There were 15 different scorers in all (seven of whom claimed a brace) and the 55 goals included some classic strikes, most notably Tomas Rosicky's against Sunderland, Giroud's against West Ham and Jack Wilshere's against Norwich, which was voted goal of the season on Sky Sports Monday Night Football this week.

At the other end of the pitch Arsenal kept 16 clean sheets in their 29 games, including 11 in a 12-game spell between November and February.

That may be due, in part at least, to the side's defensive stability at home - the four players who spent the most time on the pitch were all part of the back five - Per Mertesacker, Laurent Koscielny, Wojciech Szczesny and Bacary Sagna.

Arsenal came from behind to win once (v West Ham United) and earned two draws from losing positions (v Swansea City and Manchester City). They were only behind at half-time three times in the whole campaign.

The biggest victory was 4-0 (against Coventry City) while the most common scoreline was 2-0, recorded 10 times.

The last of those 2-0 victories came against Crystal Palace in February, who became the 71st different side to visit Emirates Stadium.

The average home attendance this season was 59,786 with a total of 1,733,804 through the turnstiles.


Emirates goalscorers 2013/14

Emirates goalscorers 2013/14



Total minutes played at Emirates 2013/14

Total minutes played at Emirates 2013/14


Arsenal at home in 2013/14

Date Opponents Comp Score Scorers
17/08/2013 Aston Villa Prem 1-3 Giroud
28/08/2013 Fenerbache UCL 2-0 Ramsey 2
1/09/2013 Tottenham Prem 1-0 Giroud
22/09/2013 Stoke City Prem 3-1 Ramsey, Mertesacker, Sagna
01/10/2013 Napoli UCL 2-0 Ozil, Giroud
19/10/2013 Norwich  Prem 4-1 Wilshere, Ozil 2, Ramsey
22/10/2013 B. Dortmund UCL 1-2 Giroud
29/10/2013 Chelsea COC 0-2  
02/11/2013 Liverpool Prem 2-0 Cazorla, Ramsey
23/11/2013 Southampton Prem 2-0 Giroud 2
26/11/2013 Marseille UCL 2-0 Wilshere
04/12/2013 Hull City Prem 2-0 Bendtner, Ozil
08/12/2013 Everton Prem 1-1 Ozil
23/12/2013 Chelsea Prem 0-0  
01/01/2014 Cardiff Prem 2-0 Bendtner, Walcott
04/01/2014 Tottenham FA Cup 2-0 Cazorla, Rosicky
18/01/2014 Fulham Prem 2-0 Cazorla 2
24/01/2014 Coventry FA Cup 4-0 Podolski 2, Giroud, Cazorla
02/02/2014 C. Palace Prem 2-0 Oxlade-Chamberlain 2
12/02/2014 Man United Prem 0-0  
16/02/2014 Liverpool FA Cup 2-1 Oxlade-Chamberlain, Podolski
19/02/2014 B. Munich UCL 0-2  
22/02/2014 Sunderland Prem 4-1 Giroud 2, Rosicky, Koscielny
08/03/2014 Everton FA Cup 4-1 Ozil, Arteta, Giroud 2 
25/03/2014 Swansea Prem 2-2 Podolski, Giroud
29/03/2014 Man City Prem 1-1 Flamini
15/04/2014 West Ham  Prem 3-1 Podolski 2, Giroud
28/04/2014 Newcastle Prem 3-0 Koscielny, Ozil, Giroud
04/04/2014 West Brom Prem 1-0 Giroud

Stats correct as at May 5, 2014

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