Arsenal’s league-leading stat shows just how much is still to come after West Ham demolition

Arsenal demolish West Ham

It may have only been a 2-0 win for Arsenal over West Ham under the Emirates Stadium lights, but it was a performance that the Gunners dominated from start to finish.

Mired in controversy following the recent events surrounding Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, which have seen him stripped of the captaincy, the pressure was on Mikel Arteta’s unchanged side.

And boy, did they deliver.

Dominating the first half, only a series of brilliant blocks from the West Ham defenders, and particularly Craig Dawson, meant that the two sides headed into the break level.

In the second half, however, the Gunners got the goals that their play deserved, with Gabriel Martinelli opening the scoring before Emile Smith Rowe netted a second in the dying embers of the game.

Project youth shines through

Many eyebrows were raised over Arsenal’s lack of experience in their team, and while it may be hindering them right now, it is certainly giving the Gunners faithful something exciting to look forward to.

And now, a stat has emerged showing just how impressive the likes of Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe have been this season.

As per Opta, 10 of Arsenal’s 23 League goals this season have been scored by players under the age of 21 (Smith Rowe 6, Martinelli and Saka 2 each). Even more impressively, this is the most in the Premier League so far this season.

Safe to say, the future is bright for Arsenal’s front-line.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 17 31 41
2 Liverpool FC 16 33 37
3 Chelsea FC 16 27 36
4 West Ham United 16 9 28
5 Manchester United 16 2 27
6 Arsenal FC 16 -1 26
7 Tottenham Hotspur 14 -1 25
8 Leicester City 16 0 22
9 Aston Villa 17 -2 22
10 Wolverhampton Wanderers 16 -2 21
11 Brentford FC 16 -1 20
12 Brighton & Hove Albion 15 -2 20
13 Crystal Palace 16 0 19
14 Everton FC 16 -8 18
15 Southampton FC 16 -10 16
16 Leeds United 17 -15 16
17 Watford FC 16 -10 13
18 Burnley FC 15 -7 11
19 Newcastle United 16 -17 10
20 Norwich City 17 -26 10
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 14
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 8
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 7
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 7
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Raphinha Leeds United 7
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 6
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 6
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 6
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 6
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 6
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 6
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Gray, Demarai Everton FC 5
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace 5
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa 5


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