Okay Arsenal fans, hands up who thinks that the name of Olivier Giroud is going to be one of the two Arsenal strikers mentioned in the headline of this article? Although I am going to mention the big man, you might be surprised to hear that he is not among the Premier League’s most wasteful forwards this season.
That may well be because of the Frenchman’s form in front of goal in the first half of the season, but the fact is that his name is not among the 11 worst offenders when it comes to converting shots to goals in the EPL this season. As reported by The Sun, there are two Gunners on the list, though, with the Chile international star Alexis Sanchez just coming in at joint 10th with Aleksandar Mitrovic of Newcastle United.
Both Arsenal strikers have eight goals from 54 shots giving a conversion rate of just under 15 percent. The other Arsenal forward on the list is our England international, who might not be on the plane to Euro 2016 if he does not impress for Arsenal in the coming weeks, Theo Walcott.
He is just below Alexis in ninth place, with five goals from 34 shots giving a conversion rate of just under 14 percent. The only other club with two players on the list is AFC Bournemouth who have Joshua King and Glenn Murray at eight and seven. Then you have Swansea’s Gomis, Man city’s Bony, Aston Villa’s Gestede, Norwich’s Cameron Jerome, Sunderland’s Borini and the worst of the lot with a truly dreadful conversion rate of under six percent is the Man United and Holland forward Memphis Depay.
Take a bow Memphis, but if you are tempted to take a shot maybe a pass is the better option, but not to any Arsenal strikers lol!