Arsenal are currently rebuilding their squad in the hope of challenging the Premier League elite following years of decline.

After signing Ben White, Nuno Tavares and Albert Sambi Lokonga this summer, Arsenal have turned their attentions towards acquiring a new striker. Tammy Abraham has been repeatedly linked with a move to the Emirates, but reports have suggested Fiorentina forward Dusan Vlahovic is also an option.

But how does he measure up to Mikel Arteta’s current options? We’ve compared his 2020-21 Serie A stats with the Premier League numbers of Arsenal’s forwards.

Goals
Dusan Vlahovic – 21
Alexandre Lacazette – 13
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 10
Nicolas Pepe – 10
Bukayo Saka – 5
Gabriel Martinelli – 2
Willian – 1

Assists
Willian – 5
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 3
Bukayo Saka – 3
Dusan Vlahovic – 3
Alexandre Lacazette – 2
Gabriel Martinelli – 1
Nicolas Pepe – 1

Minutes per goal
Dusan Vlahovic – 139.6
Alexandre Lacazette – 148.5
Nicolas Pepe – 161.4
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 233.7
Gabriel Martinelli – 294
Bukayo Saka – 512.4
Willian – 1407

Minutes per goal or assist
Dusan Vlahovic – 122.2
Alexandre Lacazette – 128.7
Nicolas Pepe – 146.7
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 179.8
Gabriel Martinelli – 196
Willian – 234.5
Bukayo Saka –  320.3

Chances created per 90 minutes
Willian – 2.0
Gabriel Martinelli – 1.6
Bukayo Saka – 1.5
Alexandre Lacazette – 1.0
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 0.9
Nicolas Pepe – 0.6
Dusan Vlahovic – 0.5

Successful dribbles per 90 minutes (success rate)
Gabriel Martinelli – 1.8 (52.9%)
Nicolas Pepe – 1.7 (43.6%)
Bukayo Saka – 1.6 (50%)
Alexandre Lacazette – 0.9 (56.2%)
Willian – 0.8 (75%)
Dusan Vlahovic – 0.7 (50%)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 0.4 (44.4%)

Passes per 90 minutes (passing accuracy)
Willian – 42.2 (87.9%)
Bukayo Saka – 34.2 (83%)
Nicolas Pepe – 33.2 (81.6%)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 24.2 (77.7%)
Alexandre Lacazette – 23.1 (80.5%)
Gabriel Martinelli – 21.7 (82%)
Dusan Vlahovic – 16.1 (65.8%)

READ: All you need to know about Arsenal target Dusan Vlahovic

Shots per 90 minutes (inside penalty area)
Gabriel Martinelli – 2.8 (2.1)
Nicolas Pepe – 2.6 (2)
Bukayo Saka – 2.4 (1.6)
Dusan Vlahovic – 2.3 (1.7)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 2.1 (1.5)
Alexandre Lacazette – 2.1 (1.1)
Willian – 1 (0.3)


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