Matteo Guendouzi’s performance had a massive impact on Arsenal’s comeback win over Aston Villa, and a look at the stats proves as much.
Guendouzi was at the heart of Arsenal’s fightback from behind to equalise twice and eventually beat Villa with 10 men. He won a penalty, hit the post, played an excellent ball for the second goal and bar one moment in the first half he did his job defensively too.
Statman Dave added on Twitter that Guendouzi completed more passes (74), more final third passes (28) and made more ball recoveries (11) than any other player on the pitch.
GFFN reported that those 11 ball recoveries were seven more than the four the average Premier League midfielder made in Gameweek Six.
The French outlet added that Guendouzi had over twice the number of touches of the average midfielder (97 vs 46) and over three times the number of passes completed in the final 30 metres (35 vs 11).
There’s no doubt that Arsenal wouldn’t have been able to turn the game around without Guendouzi’s help, and it’s another show of what the player can do when he’s at his best.
The youngster was similarly impressive against Tottenham Hotspur, and he just needs to find the consistency to do it every week now.