Comparing Bruno Guimaraes’ 2020-21 stats to Arsenal’s current midfielders

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After a difficult 2020-21 season, Arsenal are looking to bolster Mikel Arteta’s squad in the summer transfer window and reports suggest they are targeting Lyon midfielder Bruno Guimaraes.

Guimaraes moved to France in January 2020 from Brazilian club Athletico Paranaense and has developed well in the subsequent season and a half, playing in the Champions League and helping Lyon to a fourth-place finish in 2020-21.

Globoesporte are reporting that the Gunners are preparing to make a £26million bid for the 23-year-old, who is currently playing for Brazil at the Olympics. But what would he bring to the Arsenal side?

We’ve compared his Ligue 1 stats from the 2020-21 season to those of Arsenal’s current central midfielders in the Premier League.

Note: we’ve only included Joe Willock’s numbers from his loan spell at Newcastle and new signing Albert Sambi Lokonga’s stats are from his 2020-21 league campaign with Anderlecht.

Goals
Joe Willock – 8
Bruno Guimaraes – 3
Albert Sambi Lokonga – 3
Mohamed Elneny – 1
Granit Xhaka – 1
Thomas Partey – 0

Assists
Granit Xhaka – 2
Albert Sambi Lokonga – 2
Thomas Partey – 2
Bruno Guimaraes – 1
Mohamed Elneny – 0
Joe Willock – 0

Minutes per goal or assist
Joe Willock – 122.5
Bruno Guimaraes – 440
Albert Sambi Lokonga – 583.4
Granit Xhaka – 683.6
Thomas Partey – 722
Mohamed Elneny – 1454

Chances created per 90 minutes
Albert Sambi Lokonga – 1.0
Bruno Guimaraes – 0.9
Joe Willock – 0.7
Granit Xhaka – 0.7
Thomas Partey – 0.6
Mohamed Elneny – 0.2

READ: The next Vieira? Who cares when Lokonga can hit strikes like this?

Successful dribbles per 90 minutes (success rate)
Joe Willock – 2.0 (54%)
Thomas Partey – 1.6 (80%)
Bruno Guimaraes – 1.3 (81.3%)
Albert Sambi Lokonga – 1.0 (83.3%)
Granit Xhaka – 0.4 (66%)
Mohamed Elneny – 0.2 (50%)

Passes per 90 minutes (passing accuracy)
Granit Xhaka – 74.6 (89.5%)
Bruno Guimaraes – 73.0 (90.5%)
Albert Sambi Lokonga – 64.4 (85.8%)
Thomas Partey – 64.2 (87.4%)
Mohamed Elneny – 58.8 (93%)
Joe Willock – 20.8 (77.1%)

Successful tackles per 90 minutes
Bruno Guimaraes – 3.9
Joe Willock – 2.4
Thomas Partey – 2.2
Granit Xhaka – 1.6
Albert Sambi Lokonga – 1.6
Mohamed Elneny – 0.7

Interceptions per 90 minutes
Albert Sambi Lokonga – 1.8
Joe Willock – 1.6
Mohamed Elneny – 1.4
Thomas Partey – 1.3
Granit Xhaka – 0.9
Bruno Guimaraes – 0.7


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