Comparing Arsenal’s 17-goal hitman to their powerful No. 9 – Stats show an interesting result about who is better


Arsenal Opinion – Stats Analysis – Lacazette and Aubameyang, Arsenal’s main men

Arsenal, under Unai Emery, have made some good progress this season, especially when compared to the past couple of campaigns. While they are currently fourth in the table and Champions League qualification looks on radar, the Gunners are in the last-eight of the Europa League as well.

Their defence has been shaky at times but the attackers have been sensational almost throughout this season. When it comes to the league, Arsenal have scored 63 goals in 30 games at an average of just over two. Only Liverpool (70) and Manchester City (79) have netted more.

Lacazette (L) and Aubameyang (R)

The two world-class strikers that Emery has have continue to contribute to the team on a consistent basis. Both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette have had a good season, whether it is scoring, assisting or creating big chances towards the goal.

Below we will analyse the performance of the duo and use some stats to back them up (only league stats will be used):

Stats Analysis – Aubameyang and Lacazette

Aubameyang has scored 17 goals in 29 appearances, while Lacazette has netted 12 in the same number of games. The former has further provided four assists, three less than the latter.

In terms of big chances missed, the Gabonese international has fluffed his lines 19 times, while the French international has done that 12 times. Imagine the duo being more lethal!

Now comes the turn of the creation of big chances. Aubameyang has fabricated six big chances for other players on goal, while Lacazette has done that five times.

Their shooting accuracy is almost identical at 41% and 40% respectively, showing they are mostly good when it comes to having an accurate pop at goal. (Stats via Premier League)

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All in all, having two world-class strikers is a certain boon for this Arsenal team. They are playing attractive football under Emery and having clinical finishers in front of goal always helps.

The fact that Aubameyang and Lacazette have the potential to improve, the defences in the league must be vary of them in the coming months and years.

Mizgan Masani

A football enthusiast, who loves to analyse the game in depth. Following various leagues and knowing about the playing styles of different managers intrigues me to the core. Other than that, I am an Electronics Engineer! Follow me @mizgans

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