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45 - Alexis Sanchez has been directly involved in 45 goals in 51 appearances for Arsenal this season (30 goals, 15 assists). Handy. 6 minutes ago

392 - Per Mertesacker is set to start his first game for Arsenal since April 30th 2016 (v Norwich), 392 days ago. https://t.co/YAbIqltHOj 1 hours ago

2 - Chelsea have lost just twice in their last 13 games against Arsenal in all competitions (W8 D3). Governed. https://t.co/u9LfwZzBSg 1 hours ago

2 - This will be the second FA Cup final contested between Arsenal and Chelsea. The Gunners winning 2-0 in the 2002… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 2 hours ago

1.2 - Marco Silva averaged 1.2 points per game in the Premier League, the best rate of any Hull manager. Buzzed. https://t.co/1OK97g9gIM 3 hours ago

20 - This is Arsenal’s 20th FA Cup final appearance, the most in history. They haven’t lost any of their last five… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 3 hours ago

4 - Chelsea haven’t lost any of their last four FA Cup Finals, all of which have been contested at Wembley. Steely. youtu.be/mH-L65HlYDk 4 hours ago

1 - Arsenal v Chelsea is the first FA Cup final fixture to be played at both the Millennium Stadium and the new Wembley Stadium. Rivalry. 5 hours ago

15 - Christian Eriksen (15) provided more assists in 2016/17 than any other Tottenham player in a single… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 26 May

38 - Antonio Valencia has provided 38 @premierleague assists for @ManUtd; only six players have provided more. Exte… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 26 May

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NEWS Big Data Expo 2016

Michiel Jongsma, Dutch and International football Data Editor at Opta, will be speaking at the Big Data Expo held from 21st-22nd September in Utrecht, Netherlands.

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NEWS Opta partners with Reality Check Systems for revolutionary new live sports streaming service DAZN

Opta, the world's leading provider of live, detailed sports data, has again partnered with Reality Check Systems (RCS) to produce innovative and compelling graphics that are being shown on revolutionary new live sports streaming service, DAZN.

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EVENT Football Writing Festival Manchester 2016

Opta’s Head of Editorial and co-creator of @OptaJoe, Duncan Alexander, will be speaking on a panel discussion at the Manchester Football Writing Festival on Wednesday 7th September.

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BLOG The Future of Sports Data: ‘It’s about telling better stories’

This is the sixth instalment of a series of blog written for Opta, this time by Mike Dale, former Sports Journalist at the Press Association. This monthly series is designed to provide further information on our thoughts on what the future of sports data might be.

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