Comparing Dusan Vlahovic’s stats to Arsenal’s forwards in 21-22

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Fiorentina's Dusan Vlahovic

Serbia international Dusan Vlahovic will not be signing a new deal with Fiorentina according to reports, which should boost Arsenal‘s chances of signing him next summer. 

According to the Evening Standard, Vlahovic has rejected the Serie A club’s offers of a new deal. His current contract runs until 2023, meaning they’d be likely to cash in on the in-demand youngster next summer.

The 21-year-old forward has been linked with a number of clubs in recent months, with Arsenal said to be keeping tabs alongside Atletico Madrid and Premier League rivals Tottenham and Liverpool.

Goalscoring has been an issue for Mikel Arteta’s Gunners so far this season, while they may be looking to freshen up their attacking options with Alexandre Lacazette likely to depart when his current deal expires next summer.

But how does his record compare to Arsenal’s current options? Here’s how his 2021-22 Serie A stats compare to the Premier League output of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe and Bukayo Saka.

Note: we’ve left off Lacazette, Folarin Balogun and Gabriel Martinelli and Eddie Nketiah due to a lack of minutes.

Dusan Vlahovic – 4
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 2
Bukayo Saka – 1
Nicolas Pepe – 0

Dusan Vlahovic – 1
Nicolas Pepe – 1
Bukayo Saka – 1
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 0

Minutes per goal
Dusan Vlahovic – 155
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 215
Bukayo Saka – 495
Nicolas Pepe – N/A

Minutes per goal or assist
Dusan Vlahovic – 124
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 215
Bukayo Saka – 247
Nicolas Pepe – 387

Chances created per 90 minutes
Nicolas Pepe – 2.6
Bukayo Saka – 1.8
Dusan Vlahovic – 1.0
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 1.0

Successful dribbles per 90 minutes (success rate)
Nicolas Pepe – 2.3 (46%)
Bukayo Saka – 0.9 (37%)
Dusan Vlahovic – 0.7 (43%)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – N/A

Passes per 90 minutes (passing accuracy)
Bukayo Saka – 35.5 (80%)
Nicolas Pepe – 34.2 (83%)
Dusan Vlahovic – 20.4 (71%)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 17 (69%)

Shots per 90 minutes (inside penalty area)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 2.9 (1.5)
Nicolas Pepe – 2.8 (1.2)
Dusan Vlahovic – 2.5 (1.7)
Bukayo Saka – 2.2 (1.8)

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