Comparing Arthur’s 2021-22 stats to Arsenal’s current midfielders

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Juventus midfielder Arthur during their Champions League victory over Malmo, December 2021.

Arsenal are keen to strengthen their midfield options during the January transfer window and are reportedly in advanced talks to sign Arthur from Juventus.

Reports in France have suggested that ‘priority’ is to secure a loan deal with Juventus for the 25-year-old. The report claims that ‘negotiations are advanced’ between Arsenal and Juventus to sign the Brazil international on a temporary deal for the remainder of the season.

But how does he compare to Arsenal’s current midfield options? We’ve crunched the numbers to find out.

Note: we haven’t included Elneny due to lack of minutes, but we’ve compared Arthur’s Serie A stats in 2021-22 to the corresponding output of Martin Odegaard, Thomas Partey, Albert Sambi Lokonga and Granit Xhaka.

Goals
Martin Odegaard – 4
Thomas Partey – 1
Albert Sambi Lokonga – 0
Arthur – 0
Granit Xhaka – 0

Assists
Martin Odegaard – 3
Granit Xhaka – 1
Arthur – 0
Thomas Partey – 0

Albert Sambi Lokonga – 0

Minutes per goal or assist
Martin Odegaard – 174
Granit Xhaka – 828
Thomas Partey – 1328
Albert Sambi Lokonga – N/A
Arthur – N/A

Chances created per 90 minutes
Martin Odegaard – 2.3
Albert Sambi Lokonga – 1.3
Arthur – 1.0
Granit Xhaka – 0.9
Thomas Partey – 0.6

Successful dribbles per 90 minutes (success rate)
Thomas Partey – 1.4 (82%)
Arthur – 1.0 (77%)
Martin Odegaard – 0.6 (54%)
Granit Xhaka – 0.4 (44%)
Albert Sambi Lokonga – 0.3 (100%)

Passes per 90 minutes (passing accuracy)
Arthur – 64.3 (89.1%)
Albert Sambi Lokonga – 60.8 (87.5%)
Granit Xhaka – 55.9 (85.8%)
Thomas Partey – 52.2 (85.3%)
Martin Odegaard – 49.9 (83.2%)

Successful tackles per 90 minutes
Albert Sambi Lokonga – 2.1
Arthur – 2.0
Granit Xhaka – 1.8
Thomas Partey – 1.7
Martin Odegaard – 1.4

Shots per 90 minutes (inside penalty area)
Thomas Partey – 1.8 (0.3)
Albert Sambi Lokonga – 1.6 (0)
Martin Odegaard – 1.4 (0.4)
Granit Xhaka – 0.9 (0.4)
Arthur – 0


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