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Statistics show that Arsenal has a true conductor

29 Dec 2021 | 15:14 | Football

With 14 goals in their last five Premier League matches, Arsenal are currently fourth in the table, ahead of the likes of Man United, Tottenham and West Ham. Mikel Arteta’s young players, such as Emile Smith Rowe, Bukayo Saka or Gabriel Martinelli are all in high form, making people forget the name Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

More quietly, summer signing Martin Odegaard has made himself an indispensable player in the Arsenal squad this season. According to The Athletic, an important statistic shows that the Gunners have a large number of goals recently depending heavily on the creative source provided by the Norwegian international, after the former Real Madrid star settled down. live in the Emirates.

The number of chances that Odegaard creates from open play is up to 1.9 chances every 90 minutes. Only the pair Raheem Sterling & Jack Grealish of Man City, as well as Bruno Fernandes of Man United, are marginally better than Arsenal’s star in this regard.

Although Odegaard has not topped Arsenal in assists this season, the way the Gunners have played is directly influenced by his creativity, proving that Mikel Arteta was correct in viewing Odegaard as his target. His top transfer target in the summer. If Odegaard continues to make such an impact until the end of the season, Arsenal have finally found creative replacements for old stars like Mesut Özil and Santi Cazorla.