Eddie Nketiah scored his 31st and 32nd goals for Arsenal against Manchester United on Sunday, drawing him level in the club’s goalscoring charts with a number of notable players.
Eddie Nketiah has now scored 32 goals for the Arsenal first team, a total he shares with Danny Welbeck and Arsenal legend, Patrick Vieira, amongst others.
To reach that total, Nketiah needed just 117 games as opposed to 126 for Welbeck and 400 for Vieira (who is perhaps not a fair comparison given his position).
George Graham, who also scored 32, did that in 110 games, while Ray Kennedy needed only 70 to hit the same total. Nketiah, however, is scoring his goals at a rate of one every 158 minutes, whereas for Graham it was 299 and Kennedy 143.
Nketiah has now scored more for Arsenal than Lukas Podolski and Andrey Arshavin (31), Santi Cazorla (29), Nicolas Anelka (28), Tomas Rosicky (28), Nicolas Pepe (27), Samir Nasri (27), Jose Antonio Reyes (23), Eduardo (20), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (20), and Alex Iwobi (15), to name just a select few.
Nketiah’s 32-goal haul makes him the 30th highest Arsenal goalscorer in the club’s history and he is just four from David Herd’s total of 36 goals, although he did that in a remarkable 57 games in the 30s.
Once he hits 38, Nketiah will have the same number of goals as Tony Adams (581 appearances) and Marc Overmars (137).
Level with Danny Welbeck
During his time at Arsenal, Welbeck was known for his versatility and ability to play in a variety of positions. He was used as both a central striker and a wide forward, and was able to contribute to the team in different ways. He was known for his pace, work rate, and technical ability.
Welbeck had a good scoring record for Arsenal, scoring 32 goals in 126 appearances for the club. He also contributed to the team with his movement, link-up play and ability to create chances for his teammates. He was a popular figure among the supporters for his humble and hardworking attitude.
Despite his ability, Welbeck suffered from a number of injuries during his time at Arsenal, which limited his playing time and affected his performances. He was out for long periods of time due to knee and ankle injuries.
After leaving Arsenal, Welbeck joined Brighton & Hove Albion. He continues to be an important player for the club and is appreciated by the fans for his work rate and commitment.
Arsenal’s top goalscorer
Thierry Henry is the club’s all-time top goalscorer, having scored 228 goals in 377 appearances for the team.
Henry joined Arsenal in 1999 from Juventus, and spent two separate spells at the club, first from 1999 to 2007 and then again in 2012 for a short loan period.
During his first spell at Arsenal, Henry established himself as one of the best players in the world.
He was known for his speed, skill, and goal-scoring ability. He won two Premier League titles and two FA Cups with Arsenal and was the Premier League’s top scorer on four occasions.
He also won the Golden Boot award for being the top scorer in the European leagues in 2003 and 2004.
Henry returned to Arsenal for a short loan period in 2012, where he scored 2 goals in 7 appearances, showing his class and his ability to score, even at an older age.