Arsenal scored two goals (one by Olivier Giroud and one by Mesut Ozil) whilst Bayern Munich scored no goals.
Therefore Arsenal gained three Champions League points.
In this world of an endless stream of pointless statistics, they are the only ones that mean anything.
You can take your possession, passes completed, distance run, punched clearances, shots on target and farts inside the box and file them away in the nearest suitable receptacle as they mean bugger all.
In ten years time we’ll be talking about a great team performance despite everyone being incredibly pessimistic, Olivier Giroud’s goal that came off his shoulder, Hector Bellerin’s great run to cross for Mesut Ozil to score a goal that was over the line before Neuer clawed it out. We won’t be talking about the number of Coquelin’s through balls, Lewandoski’s inside leg measurement or all that other flim flam.
No one particularly cares about the pointless statistics for that night at Anfield, or when we won the Fairs Cup or for the whole of the Invincibles season. They’re completely irrelevant.
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