Harry Maguire Has Taken More Shots Than Alexandre Lacazette And Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang This Season
Harry Maguire has been more dangerous in front of goal than both Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this season, kind of.
Arsenal beat Manchester United just 10 days ago, thanks to a penalty from Aubameyang, but if that first win away to a fellow member of the 'big six' in a long time had them on cloud nine then they were brought back to earth last weekend.
Mikel Arteta's side followed their 'statement' victory over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team with a 3-0 loss to Aston Villa on Sunday night, and they were lucky it wasn't more.
A big issue for the Gunners this season has been their lack of goals, with only Wolves and the current bottom four having scored fewer goals than them.
One reason is that their best attacking threats aren't even managing to have shots so far, with Lacazette shooting just nine times and Aubameyang shooting on 10 occasions, both behind Maguire's 11.
Shots At Goal This Season- Frank Khalid (@FrankKhalidUK) November 11, 2020
:flag_fr: Alexandre Lacazette: 9
:flag_ga: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: 10
:flag_black: Harry Maguire: 11
If I was a Arsenal fan I would be very worried about this stat.
The former Borussia Dortmund striker's penalty winner against United was only his second Premier League goal of the season, with the other coming in the opening day winner against Fulham.
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After eight league goals last season the Gabon striker had bagged seven times for the north London club and he ended last season with six goals in four games, two each in the FA Cup semi-final and final.
He then signed a new deal in September and has played much of this season in a wide position, rather than centrally, and hasn't been on the same form.
Lacazette, who has often started centrally this season, has faired slightly better than his teammate, with three goals so far in the league.
The former Lyon striker is actually fairing slightly better in this campaign as he only had two goals after the same number of games last year.
Maguire may have scored once for United this season, his equaliser against Newcastle, but the fact he's getting in position to shoot more often than the Arsenal pair should worry Arteta and the fans.
Despite that win against United, ending a long run of not winning at Old Trafford, the Gunners are in 11th place after eight games, just two points clear Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side who have a game in hand.
If only they had Maguire upfront!
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