Match Preview: Arsenal vs Reading
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Premier League (EPL) 17 Dec 2012 Reading 2 – Arsenal FC 5
Capital One Cup (CCUP) 30 Oct 2012 Reading 5 – Arsenal FC 7
Arsenal have won all 11 of their previous competitive meetings with Reading, including two wins already this season.
19 goals have been scored in these two matches in 2012-13 with Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla each scoring hat-tricks for Arsenal over these meetings.
Reading have conceded more Premier League goals against Arsenal (16) than versus any other opponent in the competition.
Reading have lost five successive Premier League games; two away from the worst run seen this season in the Premier League, set by the Royals (seven games).
The Gunners are yet to lose a Premier League game that they have taken the lead in this season (W14 D2).
No side have faced more shots at goal in the top five European Leagues this season than Reading (531).
Arsenal have averaged the highest possession figure in the Premier League this season (57.9%), while Reading have the lowest (39.4%).
If only the second half of Premier League games counted this season, Arsenal would be top of the league by four points. If games ended at half-time, they’d be 12th in the table.
The Gunners have won 36% of Premier League games this season without Jack Wilshere in the side, compared to 56% with him. The Englishman is set to miss this tie.
Arsenal have conceded only two goals after the 75th minute of Premier League games this season; a league-low.
Arsenal 2 Reading 0
Note: Stats from opta/Uk Eurosport