Comparing Arsenal’s record with and without Saka & Smith Rowe in 2020-21
After coming through the Arsenal academy, Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe have become integral first-team players for Mikel Arteta’s side.
While several Arsenal players have been criticised for their performances during a really difficult season, the talented duo have been the two bright sparks for the Gunners.
We’ve taken a look at Arsenal’s Premier League record in 2020-21 when Saka and Smith Rowe both start and compared it to their record when at least one of them doesn’t start.
With Saka and Smith Rowe starting
Goals for: 21
Goals against: 8
Points per game: 2.2
Win rate: 70%
Loss rate: 20%
Goals per game: 2.1
Goals against per game: 0.8
Without both Saka and Smith Rowe starting
Goals for: 19
Goals against: 27
Points per game: 1.0
Win rate: 25%
Loss rate: 50%
Goals per game: 0.95
Goals against per game: 1.35
The next time Arsenal are in action, make sure you check whether Saka and Smith Rowe are playing before consulting the football odds.