The shocking stats that show just how bad Arsenal are right now

Mikel Arteta is under huge pressure following Sunday’s 2-0 derby defeat to Tottenham – and it’s no surprise when you look at their recent statistics.

9:00am on Monday 7th December 2020
Carlo Garganese

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is approaching the first anniversary of his appointment but it is not going to be a time for celebration.

Indeed, the way things are going right now for the Spaniard he will be fortunate to still be in a job by the time 2021 rolls around.

With four wins and six defeats from 11 games, Arsenal currently find themselves in 15th position in the Premier League. They are just three places above the relegation zone.

They have taken only one point from their last four league matches and only four points from their last seven games – or four points from an available 21.

The Gunners’ attacking output this season has been atrocious. They have the fourth worst scoring record in the entire division with 10 goals from 11 games. They have failed to score in five of their last seven Premier League matches.

Arsenal's shocking stats

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is one of the most admired attackers in world football, having scored 22 Premier League goals in each of his last two full seasons. However, the Gabon international only has two goals in 11 games this time around.

His strike partner Alexandre Lacazette is not faring much better and has failed to score in the Premier League since the end of September.

Brazilian winger Willian, who arrived this summer on a huge salary just days after the club announced mass redundancies to non-playing staff, has zero goals.

The €80 million flop Nicolas Pepe has one league goal, while none of Arsenal’s central or creative midfielders have found the net despite the decision to continually freeze out Mesut Ozil.

A number of Arsenal’s under-lying statistics also help explain why they are struggling so badly this season.

Before this matchday, they had had the third lowest number of shots in the league this season and the second lowest number of dribbles.

In terms of defending, they also have the lowest number of challenges in the EPL by a long distance, the third lowest number of ball recoveries and the second lowest number of tackles.

Big improvements are needed and fast – as if these numbers don’t start picking up then it spells doom for both Arsenal and Arteta.


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