Comparing Gabriel Jesus’ 21-22 stats to Arsenal’s current forwards

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Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus celebrates scoring against Watford at Etihad Stadium, Manchester, April 2022. Credit: PA Images
Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus celebrates scoring against Watford at Etihad Stadium, Manchester, April 2022. Credit: PA Images

Arsenal are in the market for a centre-forward this summer and they’ve been heavily linked with Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus – but how does his stats compare to Arsenal’s current forward options?

Jesus moved to Manchester in January 2017 and has been part of City’s golden era under Pep Guardiola, scoring 95 goals in 234 appearances as they’ve swept all before them in England.

But the Brazil international has never quite developed into the first-choice number nine that City believed they were signing. Sergio Aguero continued to bang them in until the end of the 2020-21 season and the reigning champions have often played without a striker this year.

After the signing of Erling Haaland, speculation has grown over Jesus’ future at City and Arsenal are one of a number of clubs that are apparently interested in signing him.

Mikel Arteta’s side are crying out for a striker but is Jesus the solution to their long-standing problem?

We’ve had a look at his 2021-22 Premier League stats and compared them to the same figures of Arsenal’s current forwards.

Goals
Bukayo Saka – 11
Emile Smith Rowe – 10
Gabriel Jesus – 8
Gabriel Martinelli – 5
Alexandre Lacazette – 4
Eddie Nketiah – 4
Nicolas Pepe – 1

Assists
Gabriel Jesus – 8
Alexandre Lacazette – 7
Bukayo Saka – 6
Gabriel Martinelli – 5
Emile Smith Rowe – 2
Eddie Nketiah – 1
Nicolas Pepe – 1

Minutes per goal
Eddie Nketiah – 167.0
Emile Smith Rowe – 186.9
Gabriel Jesus – 212.5
Bukayo Saka – 257.1
Gabriel Martinelli – 347.8
Alexandre Lacazette – 434.5
Nicolas Pepe – 653

Minutes per goal or assist
Gabriel Jesus – 106.3
Eddie Nketiah – 133.6
Emile Smith Rowe – 155.8
Alexandre Lacazette – 158.0
Bukayo Saka – 166.4
Gabriel Martinelli – 173.9
Nicolas Pepe – 326.5

Chances created per 90 minutes
Gabriel Jesus – 1.9
Bukayo Saka – 1.8
Gabriel Martinelli – 1.1
Alexandre Lacazette – 1.0
Emile Smith Rowe – 0.9
Nicolas Pepe – 0.6
Eddie Nketiah – 0.5

Successful dribbles per 90 mins (success rate)
Nicolas Pepe – 2.3 (40.4%)
Gabriel Martinelli – 2.2 (59.5%)
Gabriel Jesus – 2.1 (63.6%)
Eddie Nketiah – 1.9 (50%)
Emile Smith Rowe – 1.5 (62.5%)
Bukayo Saka – 1.3 (41.9%)
Alexandre Lacazette – 1.0 (58.8%)

Thierry Henry playing for Arsenal in the Champions League, Paris, Stade de France, 17 May 2006. Credit: PA Images
Thierry Henry playing for Arsenal in the Champions League, Paris, Stade de France, 17 May 2006. Credit: PA Images

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Passes per 90 mins (passing accuracy)
Nicolas Pepe – 41.1 (83.5%)
Emile Smith Rowe – 36.5 (86.8%)
Gabriel Jesus – 36.5 (85.2%)
Bukayo Saka – 32.0 (79.4%)
Eddie Nketiah – 25.5 (78.4%)
Gabriel Martinelli – 24.4 (79.1%)
Alexandre Lacazette – 22.2 (76.1%)

Shots per 90 minutes (inside penalty area)
Gabriel Jesus – 3.0 (2.1)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 3 (2.3)
Nicolas Pepe – 2.9 (1.9)
Bukayo Saka – 2.6 (2.1)
Gabriel Martinelli – 2.5 (2.2)
Emile Smith Rowe – 1.9 (1.3)
Alexandre Lacazette – 1.5 (1.3)

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