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
Points per game: 1.96
Win rate: 57.7%
Goals per game: 1.84
Goals against: 22
Goals against per game: 0.84
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Without Smith Rowe starting
Points per game: 1.5
Win rate: 43.8%
Goals per game: 1.43
Goals against: 36
Goals against per game: 1.12