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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 OptaJose Quiz round-up

The 2nd of edition of the OptaJose Quiz took place last Monday (May 30th) at the Real Café Bernabéu in Madrid. 15 teams from the Spanish sports industry battled it out for first prize including Marca Web, Eurosport, MSN and Twitter.

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NEWS OptaJean Quiz round-up

The 6th edition of the OptaJean Quiz was hosted on Wednesday night (May 25th) in the Workshop bar in Paris. 19 teams from the French sports industry battled it out for the top prize including last year's winners France Football, L'Equipe.fr, Canal + and beIN Sports.

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NEWS World Soccer Congress Shanghai 2016

Opta representatives, including Marketing Manager Simon Farrant, are attending the World Soccer Congress in China at the Pullman Shanghai Tower today.

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