Arsenal’s conversion rate in 2018/19 was the best of any team in a single Premier League season since Opta started collecting stats.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 02: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's third goal with Alexandre Lacazette during the UEFA Europa League Semi Final First Leg match between Arsenal and Valencia at Emirates Stadium on May 02, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 02: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team’s third goal with Alexandre Lacazette during the UEFA Europa League Semi Final First Leg match between Arsenal and Valencia at Emirates Stadium on May 02, 2019, in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

According to a post by Twitter user @Orbinho, Arsenal managed a conversion rate of 21.5% this season, excluding blocked shots. That’s the best rate in a single Premier League season since at least 1996, when Opta began analysing the competition.

It’s another stat to emphasise just how important Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have been to the Gunners this season. Even when the team are producing a comparatively small amount of chances, Lacazette has still managed 19 goals in all competitions, and his strike partner has 31.

There are others who have contributed to the overall conversion rate, of course, but not nearly as often as Aubameyang or Lacazette. Henrikh Mkhitaryan is Arsenal’s third top scorer in the league, with six goals, followed by Mesut Özil on five.

Hopefully, Arsenal can invest in the right areas to improve the team creatively in the summer. If they manage to do that, and Lacazette and Aubameyang keep finishing chances with the same regularity, the Gunners will have no problems racking up the goals next season.

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