Comparing Emiliano Buendia’s 20-21 stats to Arsenal’s current creators

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After struggling for creativity this season, Arsenal are reportedly targeting Norwich City’s Emiliano Buendia in the January transfer window. 

Despite impressing in the Premier League last season, Bunedia remained with relegated Norwich and is reportedly valued at around £40million, although The Independent suggest Arsenal could offer the likes of Reiss Nelson or Joe Willock in return to lower the price.

We’ve compared Bunedia’s 2020-21 Championship stats to the corresponding Premier League figures of Dani Ceballos, Willian, Nicolas Pepe, Bukayo Saka, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette. Note: the likes of Emile Smith Rowe, Nelson and Willock have been excluded due to a lack of minutes in the league.

Goals
Emiliano Buendia – 7
Alexandre Lacazette – 7
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 3
Bukayo Saka – 3
Nicolas Pepe – 2
Willian – 0
Dani Ceballos – 0

Assists
Emiliano Buendia – 6
Willian – 3
Dani Ceballos – 1
Bukayo Saka – 1
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 1
Nicolas Pepe – 0
Alexandre Lacazette – 0

READ: The 17 Arsenal players out on loan in 2020-21 and how they’ve been faring

Minutes per goal or assist
Alexandre Lacazette – 124
Emiliano Buendia – 126.7
Nicolas Pepe – 227.5
Willian – 303
Bukayo Saka – 309
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 336.7
Dani Ceballos – 950

Chances created per 90 minutes
Emiliano Buendia – 3.4
Willian – 1.7
Dani Ceballos – 1.5
Alexandre Lacazette – 1.3
Bukayo Saka – 1.2
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 0.9
Nicolas Pepe – 0.4

Successful dribbles per 90 minutes (success rate)
Dani Ceballos – 1.7 (68%)
Emiliano Buendia – 1.7 (60.7%)
Bukayo Saka – 1.7 (54.8%)
Nicolas Pepe – 1.6 (53.3%)
Alexandre Lacazette – 0.9 (69.2%)
Willian – 0.8 (88.8%)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 0.4 (57.1%)

READ: Bukayo Saka remains a beacon of light amid the darkness at Arsenal

Passes per 90 minutes (passing accuracy)
Dani Ceballos – 69.6 (86.3%)
Emiliano Buendia – 54.5 (77.1%)
Willian – 42.3 (88.1%)
Bukayo Saka – 33.5 (77.8%)
Nicolas Pepe – 27.3 (72.5%)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 24.4 (79.2%)
Alexandre Lacazette – 23 (75.2%)

Shots per 90 minutes (inside penalty area)
Emiliano Buendia – 3.2 (1.3)
Nicolas Pepe – 2.6 (1.6)
Alexandre Lacazette – 2.4 (1.6)
Bukayo Saka – 2.4 (1.5)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 2.1 (1.5)
Willian – 1.1 (0.6)
Dani Ceballos – 0.7 (0.1)


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