It’s 2017 people.
So it’s time to wake up, smell the coffee and embrace the beauty of Expected Goals.
Expected Goals – or xG for short – is the new, extensive analysis format used to dissect matches in greater detail.
The modern analysis looks at the type and frequency of chances had by both sides as well as the player they fell to to help establish who really deserved to win.
But Arsene Wenger clearly hasn’t quite come to terms with the concept yet.
It’s been a week and a half since Arsenal’s damaging 3-1 defeat at Manchester City and Wenger still believes his side could have taken something from the game.
So much so, he believes the xG for both sides was pretty comparable.
Unfortunately, it really wasn’t that close at all.
Nice try, Arsene.
Arsenal return from the international break to another daunting fixture with just the small matter of the North London derby on Saturday lunchtime.
The Gunners are currently sixth in the Premier League table, four points behind Tottenham and a further seven off runaway leaders City.
Bet Wenger didn’t ‘expect’ that.