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5 - No side has kept fewer clean sheets than Norwich in the Premier League this season (5, level with Villa). Porous. 8 hours ago

1 - Arsenal have scored with their first shot on target in this match. Finish. 8 hours ago

2 - Troy Deeney scored twice in 90th min or later, the first PL player to do this in a game since Forlan in Dec 2003 (also v Villa). Salvo. 8 hours ago

0 - None of Arsenal's seven shots in the first half against Norwich were on target (including blocked). Misfire. 8 hours ago

11 - Aston Villa have lost 11 successive league matches – their joint-longest run of league defeats in their history. Bleak. 9 hours ago

8 - Arsenal have won eight of their last 12 league home games against Norwich City (W8 D3 L1). Favourites. 9 hours ago

11 - Only Harry Kane (14) and Riyad Mahrez (12) have scored more away goals in the PL this season than Jermain Defoe (11). Lifeline. 10 hours ago

1 - Karl Darlow is the first Newcastle goalkeeper to save a penalty in the Premier League since Tim Krul vs Blackburn in Feb 2012. Hero. 10 hours ago

1 - Yohan Cabaye had scored his previous four penalties in the Premier League before today’s miss vs Newcastle. Squandered. 10 hours ago

1 - Leighton Baines has scored from open play in the Premier League for the first time since January 2013. Free. 10 hours ago

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