Stats show how Arsenal’s Sambi Lokonga overcame Newcastle

How Arsenal's Sambi Lokonga outperformed the entire Newcastle XI . squad

Lokonga became the creative total in the match against Newcastle

Arsenal’s Belgian international Sambi Lokonga put on a brilliant display against Newcastle at the Emirates Stadium earlier today, but one metric showed RSC youth product Anderlecht showing from the heart of Gunners midfield.

Courtesy of data analysis site Squawka, the numbers show that the 6 chances Lokonga created in his 90 minutes were more than the total of 5 created by the entire Newcastle XI team.

The performance showed another side of the Belgian youngster’s football profile that has not been fully showcased in his first season since he arrived in north London from the giants. in Brussels.

More importantly, his individual performances have shown a level of maturity that can be seen despite his age after he remained largely unaffected against Liverpool last weekend. Indeed, Lokonga cut a disappointing figure last weekend during a shoddy outing with him, and his abilities return and are among the best performing on the day proved that he had adjusted well to life in England.

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It is always difficult to recover from a poor performance Arsenal received when Liverpool scored for free last weekend in a 4-0 loss at Anfield, but the Gunners showed maturity when they had excellent performance at Emirates.

How Arsenal's Sambi Lokonga outperformed the entire Newcastle XI . squad

LONDON, ENGLAND – 07 November: Nuno Tavares of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Watford at Emirates Stadium on November 7, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Visionhaus / Getty Images)

The 2-0 victory over Newcastle in front of the home team’s support is just what the doctor ordered after the humiliating defeat last weekend and The kids are heavily involved in the action again for both Bukayo Saka and second-half substitute Gabriel Martinelli each headed his own goal to preserve three points.

The other three points in the pocket help Arsenal really get back into the chase and level points (23) with high-flying West Ham, who still have to clash with Manchester City tomorrow.

Despite the youthful nature of the Gunners squad under Mikel Arteta, they are now defying criticism from last season and putting themselves in a good position for a surprise finish in European venues. at the end of the 2021-22 Premier League campaign.

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Premier League table

# Team MP NS P
first Chelsea FC twelfth 26 29
2 City of Manchester twelfth 19 26
3 Liverpool FC twelfth 24 25
4 West Ham United twelfth 9 23
5 Arsenal FC twelfth -4 20
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers twelfth 0 19
7 Tottenham Hotspur twelfth -6 19
8 Manchester United twelfth -first 17
9 Brighton & Hove Albion twelfth -2 17
ten Crystal Palace twelfth first 16
11 Everton FC twelfth -3 15
twelfth Leicester City twelfth -5 15
13 Southampton FC twelfth -3 14
14 Brentford FC twelfth -first 13
15 Aston Villa twelfth -4 13
16 Watford FC twelfth -4 13
17 Leeds United twelfth -8 11
18 Burnley FC twelfth -6 9
19 Norwich City twelfth -20 8
20 Newcastle United Football Club twelfth -twelfth 6
Player Team Goal
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 11
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 7
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 7
Antonio, Michael West Ham United 6
Cornet, Maxwell Burnley FC 5
Raphinha Leeds United 5
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 5
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 4
James, Reece Chelsea FC 4
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 4
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 4
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 4
King, Joshua Watford FC 4
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 4
Benteke, Christian Crystal Palace 4
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 4
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 4
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace 4
Firmino, Roberto Liverpool FC 4 Stats show how Arsenal’s Sambi Lokonga overcame Newcastle

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