Comparisons between Arsenal and Rival strikers by HA
Good day. I hope all of you are fine. As things stand, we are lying in 3rd position and Chelsea is running away with the title. In this article, the scoring comparison between Arsenal and the other top 5 clubs will be shown.
After 27 gameweeks, number of goals scored by the top 6 teams are:
1. Chelsea 56 (with a game in hand)
2. City 57
3. Arsenal 51
4. United 46
5. Liverpool 40
Statistically, we are almost at par with the top 2 teams. Chelsea has an average of 2.15 goals/ match and City has 2.11 goals/ match. We are scoring at 1.89 goals/ match.
Now, lets have an in depth look of who is scoring the goals for each team.
Goals scored by strikers (Costa, Remy, Drogba): 23
2. Manchester City:
Goals scored by strikers (Aguero, Dzeko, jovetic): 26
Goals scored by strikers (Giroud, Welbeck): 13
4. Manchester United:
Goals scored by strikers (Rooney, RVP, Falcao, Wilson): 25
Goals scored by strikers (Balotelli, Sturridge, Lambert): 6
Now the difference between us and Chelsea, City, United seem very clear. Our midfield scored more goals than any other team but our strikers fall short big time. We fall at least 10 goals behind those three teams. If we had those ten goals from our strikers, we would have been top of the goals department and also the league.
After a long time we as a team are more balanced. After Coquelin and Gabriel’s emergence, we are defensively more solid as well. But our goal scoring department is still not up to the mark.
For example, Chelsea, Manchester City and United strikers are scoring at 0.88, 0.96 and 0.93 goals per match whereas our strikers are scoring at 0.48 goals/ match. Both our strikers have improved a lot, specially Giroud. But still our ratio is almost half of our competitors.
Adding a world class striker to this team will take the team to a whole new level and can give us the long awaited premier league title. I sincerely hope Arsene will address this issue in the summer window.
We can cash in on Podolski (6-8m), Campbell (8-10m), Jenkinson (8-10m) and Flamini (2-3m) and can buy a lethal striker. My personal preference is Edinson Cavani, Robert Lewandowski and Karim Benzema. Any of these three strikers can end the long drought for us.
Thanks for reading!