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Arsenal completed well over 500 passes, West Ham failed to even reach the 200-passes mark.
In the final third, Arsenal's completion rate was 76 percent, while West Ham barely managed a one-in-two completion rate in the final zone, managing just 59 percent completion.
The contrast in styles of play was evident from the first whistle, as Arsenal dominated possession and the home side sat back, hit it long and quick whenever possible and tried to get midfielders forward to support lone forward Andy Carroll.
Playing wide and around the back four as often as possible, the likes of Cazorla, Lukas Podolski and Aaron Ramsey were instrumental in the patient and ceaseless attacking play for most of the game—but the real pace-setter and game controller was situated behind them, in the shape of Mikel Arteta.
The Spaniard completed another excellent 95 percent of his passes during the game, totalling an excellent 106 during the match.