Comparing Houssem Aouar’s 19-20 stats to Arsenal’s current midfielders

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According to The Athletic, Arsenal are currently in discussions to sign Houssem Aouar from Lyon as they look to bolster their midfield this summer.

Aouar played an integral role in Lyon’s recent run to the Champions League semi-finals and would reportedly cost up to £54million.

We’ve compared the 22-year-old’s 2019-20 Ligue 1 stats to the corresponding Premier League stats of Arsenal’s current central midfield options.

Goals
Houssem Aouar – 3
Granit Xhaka – 1
Lucas Torreira – 1
Joe Willock – 1
Matteo Guendouzi – 0
Dani Ceballos – 0

Assists
Houssem Aouar – 4
Dani Ceballos – 2
Granit Xhaka – 2
Lucas Torreira – 1
Joe Willock – 1
Matteo Guendouzi – 1

Minutes per goal or assist
Houssem Aouar – 280.4
Joe Willock – 424.5
Lucas Torreira – 755
Dani Ceballos – 849.5
Granit Xhaka – 863.7
Matteo Guendouzi – 1,748

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Chances created per 90 minutes
Dani Ceballos – 1.5
Joe Willock – 1.3
Houssem Aouar – 1.1
Lucas Torreira – 0.8
Matteo Guendouzi – 0.6
Granit Xhaka – 0.6

Successful dribbles per 90 (success rate)
Houssem Aouar – 3.0 (58.8%)
Joe Willock – 2.2 (64.7%)
Dani Ceballos – 1.4 (73.7%)
Matteo Guendouzi – 1.2 (54.5%)
Lucas Torreira – 1.0 (71.4%)
Granit Xhaka – 0.9 (82.8%)

Passing accuracy
Matteo Guendouzi – 88.4%
Granit Xhaka – 88.1%
Dani Ceballos – 87.9%
Lucas Torreira – 87.8%
Houssem Aouar – 85.7%
Joe Willock – 82.8%

READ: Comparing Arsenal’s record with and without Dani Ceballos in 2019-20

Successful tackles per 90 minutes
Joe Willock – 2.7 (67.5%)
Dani Ceballos – 2.4 (51.1%)
Lucas Torreira – 1.8 (56.3%)
Granit Xhaka – 1.6 (61.5%)
Matteo Guendouzi – 1.6 (51.6%)
Houssem Aouar – 1.3 (54.1%)

Interceptions per 90 minutes
Lucas Torreira – 2.0
Dani Ceballos – 1.7
Matteo Guendouzi – 1.5
Granit Xhaka – 0.7
Houssem Aouar – 0.6
Joe Willock – 0.4


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