Comparing Arsenal’s record with and without Emile Smith Rowe in 2020-21

After enjoying an impressive breakthrough season at Arsenal, Emile Smith Rowe has attracted interest from other Premier League clubs. 

According to reports, Aston Villa are weighing up a third bid for Smith Rowe but Arsenal are preparing to offer him a new long-term contract.

We’ve taken a look at Arsenal’s record in all competitions in 2020-21 to see if they improve when the midfielder is named in the starting XI.

As the stats show, Mikel Arteta’s side average more points more game and have a higher win percentage when Smith Rowe starts.

The 20-year-old has also helped fill the creative void left by Mesut Ozil’s departure and they average more goals per game with him in the team.

With Smith Rowe starting

Games: 26
Wins: 15
Draws: 6
Defeats: 5

Points per game: 1.96
Win rate: 57.7%

Goals: 48
Goals per game: 1.84
Goals against: 22
Goals against per game: 0.84

Without Smith Rowe starting

Games: 32
Wins: 14
Draws: 6
Defeats: 12

Points per game: 1.5
Win rate: 43.8%

Goals: 46
Goals per game: 1.43
Goals against: 36
Goals against per game: 1.12

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