Arsenal finished the previous season with only two players in double digits to score goals in the Premier League. However, with 11 games remaining of the current season, the Gunners boast as many as three individuals with ten or more Premier League goals.
Gabriel Martinelli (12 league goals), Bukayo Saka (ten) and Martin Odegaard (ten) have provided Arsenal with three reliable ways to score goals during this year’s title season.
To put into context how impressive this feat was at such an early stage in the season, only one team in Europe’s top 10 leagues can boast the most goals (per team). Opta).
Paris Saint-GermainThe feared and coveted attacking hat-trick of Kylian Mbappe (19 league goals), Lionel Messi (13) and Neymar (13) is the only other treble in European competition that can match Arsenal’s goal spread.
mbappe f Messi He finished first and second in the FIFA Best of 2022 awards with Neymar rounding out the trio in ninth place. No Arsenal player was present on the 14-man shortlist announced in January.
For Arsenal’s younger trio, it’s uncharted territory. Odegaard’s best return in the league before the current season was eight goals while he was on loan with Dutch Vitesse Arnhem, while Martinelli did not score more than six goals in one league season.
Saka, admittedly, is over ArsenalThe 21-year-old finished as the club’s top scorer with 11 goals in the top flight last year, but by scoring in double digits again this season, the 21-year-old became Arsenal’s youngest player to score ten or more goals in the league. Premier League in successive seasons.
Since breaking into Monaco’s first team as a 17-year-old, Mbappe has scored no fewer than 13 league goals in each of the past seven years. Neymar has scored double digits in seven of his previous eight seasons in the Premier League, while Messi has racked up 15 consecutive goal-laden seasons, being cut short by just six in his first season in Ligue 1. Regular service resumed this term.
Neymar will not be able to add to his tally this season after suffering from A An ankle injury ends the campaign Last month. By contrast, Arsenal may be able to include a fourth name in the list of top scorers after welcoming a Brazilian back from injury.
Gabriel Jesus came off the bench against Fulham to make his first Premier League appearance since November after recovering from a serious knee problem that he picked up while playing for Brazil at the Winter World Cup. The 25-year-old has scored five league goals since scoring in the North London derby in October, but has more than a quarter of the season left to add to his tally.
Unlike PSG, Arsenal are not the best scorers in their league despite a healthy spread of goals. Erling Haaland’s attack from Manchester City pushed the defending champions to 67 goals in 27 league matches (28 of which were in favor of the Norwegian goalkeeper), three more than Arsenal. However, Phil Foden is the team’s second leading scorer with only nine in the league.
Odegaard’s tenth goal of the season was Arsenal’s third in A Brilliant victory over Fulham On Sunday that restored Arsenal’s five-point lead over City at the top of the Premier League. If Odegaard, Martinelli and Saka continue to find the net regularly, there is every chance they will be above City at the end of the campaign.