Which Arsenal players have best stats in Premier League?

The first statistic I’d like to mention, and it could be vital for how the season ends, is that Arsenal are second only to Man Utd in the form charts, above both of our rivals for the Champions League, Chelsea and Spurs. With those two facing tough fixtures for the rest of the season, we should be reasonably confident of a top four finish.

Eplindex.com has compiled stats about the best players in the Premier League so far this season, so it is interesting to see how the Gunners are doing. They show the top five for attacking, creativity, assists, passing, final third passing and winning possession. There are no Arsenal players in the first or last categories, perhaps showing where we need to strengthen in the summer. It will be no surprise to Arsenal fans that a striker and a defensive midfielder seem to be what is required.

We have not got a player in the top five scorers, but if you look at combined goals and assists, Walcott is joint fourth with Bale and Mata on 21, while Santi Cazorla and Lukas Podolski are close behind. It is no surprise to see Cazorla in the top five for creativity and final third passing, and Arsenal need him to continue his good form for the rest of the season. He has been a fantastic signing.

Podolski and Walcott are in the category for assists, and Mikel Arteta is right at the top of the passing stats. What is a little more unexpected is to see Per Mertesacker in the top five for passing, reinforcing the fact that his game is more about control than throwing himself on the line.

Of course, the most important stat for Arsenal now is to finish above Chelsea, Tottenham or both, but it is nice to see Arsenal players well represented in these lists.

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46 thoughts on “Which Arsenal players have best stats in Premier League?

  1. always a gooner

    We are better than Man utd …even if we dont win titles …Afc for life

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  2. leo

    agree with the article we need to finish in top 4 club desperate for seaosn ticket renewals lol

    a fan was called 4 times to renew his club level & now offering 16 month at 0% payment spread with credit card
    the pressure from fans are working stan is desperate

    only problem if we miss out on top4 is that instead of 70-80m we may only have 50-60m

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  3. PatLloyd

    Dont care about these stats, as long as we come 3rd or 4th this year i really dont care. We know we have good individual players but they need to get better at playing as a team, defending as a team AND attacking as a team. the partnerships that especially need to improve are Jack-Santi, TV5-Koscienly, Theo-Jenko (Theo gives no cover for the RB, just drifts in central)

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  4. AFCEdwards

    Why do we need a DM? What’s costing us games is individual errors and a defensive mid wouldn’t help with that. Not to mention that Diaby played as an excellent defensive mid against Swansea, winning the ball 6 times (the most of anyone on the pitch) he also completed 4 out of 5 dribbles going past players showing that he has the ability to build attacks as well. Now I don’t think we should rely on him as he’s too injury prone but everyone slated him and said he had a bad game when really he played as a perfect example of what everyone has been calling for.

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  5. PatLloyd

    @AFCEdwards

    Because a CDM would break up the oppositions attack, for example against Spurs both of their goals (like most goal we concede) came from them running at our defence leading to confusion and then playing a through ball, a CDM would prevent the opposition running at the back four and intercept through balls = no goal, simple.

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  6. Gooner7

    Our aim should be to finish 3rd, especially taking into consideration we still have to play the bottom 3 clubs, whilst Chelsea and Spurs have a difficult run of games, including more matches due to europa league

    WE WILL TAKE THIRD SPOT AND PROVE OUR CRITICS WRONG

    #COYG

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  7. leo

    maxime gonalons or capoue looks fav (mainly because they are fench) & are good strootman/wanyama maybe 50:50 for cdm

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  8. Jaymo

    Stats are all good but points are what matters at the end of the day!

    We know our passing is highly accurate in the middle of the park but we always seem to misplace the crucial pass and if we do find our striker 9 times out of 10 he puts it wide!

    New striker needed who is deadly quick and smart!!

    - Jovetic fits the bill perfectly

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  9. Gunnerineverylife

    @AFCEdwards I don’t care how many dribbling runs diaby completed,he was poor against Swansea.Stats don’t tell everything,replacing with Ramsey was the turning point.Diaby should be offloaded in the summer,we can’t win trophies by relying upon someone with glass legs.

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  10. reymond810

    Though every Arsenal fan like me would be hoping to grab a Champions League spot and though it seems Arsenal have a relatively easy fixture list, it is only so on paper.

    Everton and ManU are both very difficult fixtures.
    Reading, Wigan and QPR are all in the relegation battle and we all know that a team in such a situation will try its very best to cause an upset. So, these fixtures are by no means easy.
    To be honest, Fulham and West Brom are the only teams who don’t seem to have much to fight for because Newcastle and Norwich are still not safe.

    So, the fixture list is not as easy as it seems at first glance. But, I believe Arsenal possess enough quality to qualify.

    Gooner Forever !!

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  11. jack wilshere

    Top 4 is all we need to kick start a new Arsenal ‘ERA’ next season.

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  12. leo

    agree with @gunnerineverylife daby has been the weak link i prefer ramsey ahead of him diaby is now playingto save his carrer avoinding injuries he knows this is his last chance sorry don’t need him capoue or strootman are better options

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  13. ks-gunner

    leo…i doubt that u are taking even ur self serious with these Robben and Götze wishes….i saw many games played by copue and i have to say not impressed at all….he is not better then diaby….that he isnt….strootman quelety but cant see arsenal having a go for him….

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  14. George kaingu kombe

    Fantastic analystic,hop more work to be done by those teams that will come to contact, with Arsenal fr the remaining season.up gunners.

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  15. akie

    can see us finishing 3rd or 4th with our current form, but i hope it doesn’t stop us thinking we need to buy some top quality players in the summer.

    if you look at the teams spurs and Chelsea have, and what players arsenal have would get into there teams.

    Szczesny definitely would not
    Gibbs and Monreal (id say we have the best depth in that position) Cole is still better
    Vermaelen Metersaker Koscielny. Vertonghen is better than all of them, Cahill would get in our team too, but not all the time
    Sagna and Jenkinson, Sagna has had an average year, while Jenkinson has had a brilliant few games. not as good as walker or Ivanovic this year

    Wilshere gets into any team, BUT Thats the only player that would. cazorla wouldn’t get into chelsea’s team. not with oscar, mata and hazard there.

    walcott would get into the teams as a striker, not starting every game at chelsea but he would at spurs, with both strikers being average there.

    i think a london team would be:

    chec
    cole vertoghen koscielny ivanovic
    wilshere mikel
    oscar hazard mata
    walcott

    despite chelsea almost filling the squad i can see us finishing ahead of them too! COYG! WE CAN DO IT!

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  16. jovetic

    we have a chance of signing Gotze cuz united are interested in james rodriguez, madrid are in for bale and barca r in for neymar come on wenger make dis happen

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  17. Vyash

    But bender or wanyala is better. Also there is fernandihno of shaktar

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  18. Da Real CT Gooner

    I want everyone to listen now. Strootman will not come to arsenal.

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  19. ks-gunner

    what do statistics matters if a player cant score a blaten chance to make the difference between winning and losing …and on the next games…they score hatrickw for fun after the games are already won……..

    individual glory is pointless…

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  20. Gunnerineverylife

    @Da Real CT Gunner did Strootman whisper that in your ear?

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  21. IJM

    Holy crap!!! Did I just read somewhere up there that Ramsey is better then diaby??? You guys are fing nuts!!! And to top it off your saying this because of one game. Its funny how only a few months ago everyone first was calling diaby deadwood and should be sold. Only for weeks later to be coined the next p viera. And now some are saying they’d rather have Ramsey??? I expect dumb remarks from Leo but come on guys!! A healthy diaby will be class. Probably not as dmid but he’s gonna be great box to box

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  22. Tobias

    i keep reading everyone sayong that we shouldbget strootman for a cdm!! does anyone actually realise he is box to box/central midfeilder like wilsher?? not a cdm

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  23. jack-W

    I’m sick of hearing and reading about some stats on how good we area…8 seasons without a trophy says otherwise bt gta keep the faithe I supported this club when they were unbeaten and I’m going to support them through this period

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  24. PatLloyd

    @Tobias

    He doesnt move as much as Wilshere and is more defensive minded than attacking, but that would suit us better because we dont want a 100% defensive midfielder as then when we’re dominating the lesser teams we’ll be a man down in the middle the entire time. Strootman is more like Carrick – someone who we could do with

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  25. IJM

    @akie
    Oscar is not better then santi. Almost as crazy as saying Ramsey better then diaby

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  26. leo

    @ijm so you are a master tactican (in your living room on playstation yeah sure)
    diaby is gonna be great box-to-box my arse how is he going to better on fifa13 yeah sure or is he great sitting on bench regarding ramsey @gunnerineverylife said it & i agree with him i would play him than the glass man he almost costed us that game with his selfish play

    the only reason you come here is to see is what i have said the next viera on bench sure

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  27. leo

    lol i never said ramsey is better than diaby i said i prefer him to diaby because atleast he puts effort i have always said we need a proper cdm ramsey/arteta are not the answer diaby aka the glassman is definetly not

    like i say read -> understand -> grasp then respond
    if you can’t understand what i have said then i can’t help it lol

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  28. Harzey

    I remain gunners… Bt i fink wat arsenal really nid ix cdm….. Wu cn also attack… Pple lyk song… I regret seein dat guy leave arsenal… Arsenal ix alxo i nid of a deadly n top class striker… Jovetic or cavani cn fill in dat space… Dix ix my wish team… Scezeney,mertesacker,konscienly,jenkison n gibbs… Middle of d park… SONG/ARTETA WILSHERE CARZOLA attackerz POLDOSKI WALCOT ND JOVETIC \CAVANI… Nd a wenger shuld luk 4 a gud replacement 2 all wings

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  29. Goonerz

    @akie..

    You must be smoking something, Vertongen is not better than Koscielny, and how can you include MIKEL as the defensive midfielder, the guy is so rubbish, Chelsea fans can’t stand him, they prefer Ramires.

    I would put Sandro as the DM.

    And Walker is not better than Jenkinson, have you seen how many times Walker has cost Spuds goals with his poor defending this season?

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  30. Big Gun

    @IJM Actually anyone who thinks either Ramsey or Diaby are good is f*ing nuts. Both players are rubbish, Arsenal need better if we want to become champions again.

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  31. Goonerz

    @akie

    Arsenal players compared to SPUDS.

    Szny- Lloris — Lloris

    Vertongen – Koscielny — Draw

    Mertesacker – Dawson — Draw

    Jenkinson – Walker — Jenkinson

    Monreal – Ekkoto — Monreal

    Arteta – Parker — Parker

    Wilshere – Dembele —- Wilshere

    Cazorla – Siggudson —- Cazorla

    Podolski – Bale — Bale

    Walcott – Lennon —- Walcott

    Giroud – Adebayor —- Giroud

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  32. technical genius

    Aren’t most goals scored by running at the defence towards the goal ;)

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  33. Sizindan Gooner

    First of all @ that dude named Akie or should i say wacko,now son i will not even dare insult you but it seems like you’re living in Gagaland or something.Boy don’t you ever mix and match any of us(REAL GOONERS) with any of those illimunati mother suckers,yeah i admit we certainly are in a great depression(trophy wise) but you see @ Arsenal Chump we epitomise ethics.I mean which team in the epl would ever place a request to the f.a to force a replay after defeating it’s opponent and then deeming it as an unfair result,tell me which team has ever done that,huh?.Don’t go chasing waterfalls,please stick to the rivers and lakes that you’re used to,let’s hope it’s a lesson well learnt.VICTORIA CONCORDIA CRESCIT.

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  34. Van Persie's mom

    WE WON THE LEAGUE
    AT SHITE HART LANE

    WE WON THE LEAGUE
    AT SHITE HART LANE

    WE WON THE LEAGUE
    IN THE SHITHOLE

    WE WON THE LEAGUE
    AT SHITE HART LANE

    WE WON THE LEAGUE WE WON THE LEAGUE
    AT SHITE HART LANE AT SHITE HART LANE

    COYG!!!!! 3rd place it is

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  35. ripple

    Podolski could have the best stats in the league if some idiot manager had not decided to bench one of his best players just so his underperforming welshman/lover could get more pitch time.

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  36. jermaine

    @ripple ramsey must be providing him with sheeps lol back to the point the stats prove that we need a finisher nd someone to break up play. very good post

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  37. Usman

    @AFCEdwards
    We defo need a DM as the defence have suffered from not having someone to cover for them at times, hence the individual mistakes. Everyone’s crying out for a DM

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