Comparing Joachim Andersen’s 2020-21 stats to Arsenal’s centre-backs

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Arsenal will be looking to rebuild this summer following another disappointing season and have been linked with Lyon centre-back Joachim Andersen.

Andersen has impressed observers during his loan spell at Fulham, despite their eventual relegation to the Championship. The Denmark international is only 24-years-old and could be a long-term solution to Arsenal’s defensive deficiencies.

We’ve compared Andersen’s stats from the 2020-21 Premier League season with Arsenal’s current options at the heart of their defence. Note: we’ve included Kieran Tierney but only his appearances at centre-back have been taken into account.


Successful tackles per 90 minutes (success rate)
Rob Holding – 1.5 (68.2%)
Pablo Mari – 1.4 (73.7%)
Gabriel – 1.2 (80%)
Joachim Andersen – 1 (71.4%)
David Luiz – 0.8 (100%)
Kieran Tierney – 0.3 (42.9%)

Successful aerial duels per 90 minutes (success rate)
Joachim Andersen – 3.2 (68%)
Pablo Mari – 2.9 (58%)
Rob Holding – 2.6 (55.3%)
Gabriel – 2.4 (55.8%)
David Luiz – 2 (66%)
Kieran Tierney – 0.8 (44%)

Interceptions per 90 minutes
Joachim Andersen – 1.4
Gabriel – 1.3
Kieran Tierney – 1.2
David Luiz – 1
Pablo Mari – 0.9
Rob Holding – 0.8

Fouls per 90 minutes
Kieran Tierney – 0.5
Rob Holding – 0.8
Pablo Mari – 0.9
David Luiz – 0.9
Gabriel – 1.1
Joachim Andersen – 1.3

Clearances per 90 minutes
Joachim Andersen – 5.1
Rob Holding – 4.3
Kieran Tierney – 4
David Luiz – 3
Pablo Mari – 2.9
Gabriel – 2.8

Passing accuracy
Pablo Mari – 87.3%
Rob Holding – 86.9%
Gabriel – 85.9%
David Luiz – 83.8%
Kieran Tierney – 81.6%
Joachim Andersen – 80.8%

Passes completed per 90 minutes
Gabriel – 71.4
Pablo Mari – 64.8
David Luiz – 64.8
Rob Holding – 63.2
Joachim Andersen – 63
Kieran Tierney – 53.3

Goals
Gabriel – 2
Joachim Andersen – 1
David Luiz – 1
Kieran Tierney – 1
Rob Holding – 0
Pablo Mari – 0


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