Arsenal’s Premier League assists chart leaves a lot to be desired

Arsenal’s season has not met expectations considering they started this campaign hoping to break into the top four.

It is now a herculean task for them to achieve that and one of the reasons is lack of creativity.

Teams who are doing better than the Gunners have players who are scoring or providing an assist in large numbers.

Jack Grealish at Aston Villa and Kevin De Bruyne at Manchester City are prime examples of players leading their teams to wins by providing assists for teammates.

While the likes of Harry Kane and de Bruyne have already provided over 10 assists each for their teams,  no Arsenal player has provided more than 5 Premier League assists this season.

The Sun has drawn up a list of Arsenal players with assists in the competition and the highest are Emile Smith Rowe and Willian who have 4 assists each.

Interestingly, Smith Rowe only broke into the team at the end of last year and has more assists than the likes of Bukayo Saka, Alexandre Lacazette and Dani Ceballos.

Mikel Arteta will likely give Smith Rowe more chances as the season goes on and his numbers suggest that the manager is right to keep him in the team.

Tags Emile Smith Rowe Willian

5 Comments

  1. Some Guy you don't need to know says:

    Why don’t arsenal use Martin odegard for “Creativity”

  2. Joe. S says:

    Some very important stats there which tell us both how important it is to develop ESR’s potential and also how much the man who can’t be named now playing in Turkey was in this role.

    1. Goonster says:

      Is that the same man in Turkey that struggled to even make 10 or more assists each season since he joined Arsenal?
      Did you know that that man only ever managed to get 10 or more assists in a season once in all his time here?

      In 2015/16 season is the only season he ever got 10 or more assists in the EPL. Imagine that, the so called best No10 in the world only ever got above 10 assists once in the EPL in his nearly 8 years here.

      Did you know that after the 2015/16 season that man struggled to even make 5 assists per season? It got worse season after season there after. Got to a point where that man was struggling to make 3 assists per season. I remember at some point he was struggling to make more than 1 assists per season before being forced out to the mighty Turkish Giants.

      A player that did nothing apart from causing discontent, mischief and negativity for our club in his later scrounger years (after renewing for £350,000 a week contract).

      Let this sink in. He only ever got 10 or more assists in the EPL once in the nearly 8 years he was here.
      Since 2017 he struggled to even make 5 assists a season finally struggling to even make 2 assists per season before he was forced out.

      Just saying.
      🤭🤓

      1. Gunnerdev says:

        Well said 👍

  3. Armoury says:

    The bug stops with the Manager

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