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Wenger's hitmen

WENGER'S HITMEN

Arsenal's Premiership goalscorers this season

Henry 29
Pires 14
Gilberto 4
Ljungberg 4
Bergkamp 4
Own goals 4
Wiltord 3
Edu 2
Vieira 2
Campbell 1
Kanu 1
Touré 1

The most goals in a Premiership season is 34, by Andy Cole for Newcastle in 40 games in 1993-94 and Alan Shearer for Blackburn in 42 games in 1994-95

IN A LEAGUE OF HIS OWN

Thierry Henry's scoring record in league matches...

Season Apps Goals

Monaco

1994-1995 58 3
1995-1996 18 3
1996-1997 36 9
1997-1998 30 4
1998-1999 13 1

Juventus

1998-1999 16 3

Arsenal

1999-2000 31 17
2000-2001 35 17
2001-2002 33 24
2002-2003 37 24
2003-2004 33 29

...and his international record

France

57 25

QUESTION OF SELECTION

Players used in the Premiership this season

21 Arsenal
22 Manchester United
23 Aston Villa, Charlton, Newcastle
24 Manchester City
25 Bolton
26 Liverpool, Middlesbrough
27 Birmingham, Chelsea, Everton, Southampton, Tottenham
28 Blackburn, Wolves
30 Fulham, Leeds, Leicester
33 Portsmouth

WINNING MARGINS

Arsenal scores this season

2-1 Nine times
1-1 Six times
2-0 Four times
0-0 Three times
4-1 Twice
3-0 Twice
1-0 Twice
Once: 5-0, 4-0, 4-2, 3-1, 3-2, 2-2

AT THE DOUBLE

Arsenal have done league "doubles" over nine teams this season: Aston Villa, Blackburn, Chelsea, Leeds, Liverpool, Man City, Middlesbrough, Southampton, Wolves. They can make it 10 on Saturday against Birmingham. Only Manchester United will finish unbeaten by Arsenal.

THE MEN WHO WON THE TITLE - LEAGUE APPEARANCES THIS SEASON

Apps Starts Sub Subbed Mins
J Lehmann 34 34 - - 3,060
T Henry 33 33 - - 2,970
K Touré 33 32 1 1 2,822
S Campbell 31 31 - - 2,725
R Pires 33 30 2 16 2,680
A Cole 28 28 - 2 2,464
Lauren 28 26 2 1 2,384
Gilberto 30 27 3 4 2.365
P Vieira 25 25 - 1 2,175
F Ljungberg 26 23 3 17 1,900
D Bergkamp 26 19 7 15 1,593
Edu 29 13 16 1 1,454
R Parlour 23 14 9 3 1,330
P Cygan 18 10 8 - 987
S Wiltord 12 8 4 6 648
G Clichy 11 7 4 1 644
J Reyes 9 4 5 4 406
N Kanu 9 3 6 3 337
M Keown 6 3 3 - 332
J Aliadière 7 3 4 3 227
J Hoyte 1 - 1 - 3

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