Two of the biggest clubs in England haven’t had the greatest of seasons thus far. While Arsenal seemed destined to win a Premier League trophy after almost a decade, they somehow shot themselves in the foot and now seem set for another season of almost champions.
Manchester United on the other hand haven’t really kicked into gear but still have an outside chance of making it into the top four, simply because the likes of Arsenal and Manchester City have not been able to get clear of the chasing pack.
But even in these rather poor times, there still is a silver lining in the cloud. The need for academy youngsters stepping up when needed for a club cannot be exaggerated and well, Arsenal and Manchester United seem to have found talent which could be playing for them for a number of years.
Marcus Rashford certainly made an instant impact with a goal against Manchester City in his derby debut while he still had time to dent Arsenal’s title hopes and also help United out in the Europa League.
Alex Iwobi on the other hand seems to be growing into the football that Arsene Wenger always has required and in the past four games has shown that he can step up and do the business for the London side.
We compare how both players have fared in the league this season using helps from Squawka.com. The comparison would only be based on the per 90-minute metric since that would give an accurate representation of what the players would be capable off and also
Rashford vs Iwobi: Who has been brighter?
The two players don’t exactly play in the same position, while Rashford is an out and out forward, Iwobi does drift about the wings and in central areas as and when required. Passing is an incredibly important stat for the team and well It is Rashford who actually has a better pass percentage.
The Manchester United youngster has a pass completion rate of 83% in his four games so far in the league while Iwobi manages an 80% pass completion rate. It does matter what you do with all the passing and Iwobi manages 0.65 key passes every 90 minutes but Rashford doesn’t register in this stat at all.
Marcus does seem to be a better player when he is in front of goal and scored 0.81 goals every 90 minutes, almost a goal a game while Iwobi isn’t half bad with 0.65 goals per 90 minutes for Arsenal. Rashford also shoots better with a 100% accuracy when hitting the target while the Nigerian Iwobi has a 67% shot accuracy.
The Nigerian though is better when taking on defenders as he has a take on success rate of 50% compared to the 31.25% that Rashford has managed thus far in the league.
The duo isn’t similar in terms of what they give to their team. While Rashford finishes off moves, Iwobi does help in creating moves and chances and both players seem set to stay in the team for a long time but it does seem that Rashford has had a bigger impact for his team since they have missed a striker who can run the channels. Iwobi himself has been incredible since making his debut in the senior side and his star is shining bright as well.