Despite only making 16 starts over all competitions this season, Olivier Giroud’s goal and assist rate is on another planet.
- Giroud has only made 10 Premier League starts this season
- 38 appearances over all competitions
- Striker has scored 16 and assisted six (all comps)
Using the term ‘super-sub’ to describe Giroud seems like an understatement when you look at his stats for this season.
The 30-year-old has not only scored 16 and assisted six this season, meaning that he’s contributed to 22 of Arsenal’s overall goals, he’s done so in just 1683 minutes.
This is the equivalent of 18.7 90-minute matches.
When you consider there’s 38 games a season in the league alone, you realise just how much he’s done with how little he’s played.
In fact, this season, he’s contributed to a goal every 76.5 minutes. That’s over a goal a game.
To put this into perspective, during the 3981 minutes that Alexis Sanchez has played this season, he’s scored 26 and assisted 19. Therefore, he’s contributed to 45 goals.
That’s either a goal or assist every 88.47 minutes.
Stats via ESPN and Transfermarkt.