Arsenal’s league-leading stat shows just how much is still to come after West Ham demolition

Arsenal demolish West Ham

It may have only been a 2-0 win for Arsenal over West Ham under the Emirates Stadium lights, but it was a clash that the Gunners dominated from start to finish.

Mired in controversy following the recent events surrounding Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, which saw him stripped of the captaincy, the pressure was on Mikel Arteta’s unchanged side.

And boy, did they deliver.

Dominating the first-half, only a series of brilliant blocks from the West Ham defenders, and particularly Craig Dawson, meant that the two sides headed into the break level.

In the second-half, however, the Gunners got the goals that their play deserved, with Gabriel Martinelli opening the scoring before Emile Smith Rowe netted a second in the dying embers of the game.

Project youth shines through

Many eyebrows were raised over Arsenal’s lack of experience in their team, and while it may be hindering them right now, it is certainly giving the Gunners faithful something exciting to look forward to.

And now, a statistic has emerged showing just how impressive the likes of Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe have been this season.

As per Opta, 10 of Arsenal’s 23 league goals this season have been scored by players under the age of 21 (Smith Rowe 6, Martinelli and Saka 2 each). Even more impressively, this is the most in the Premier League in 2021/22.

Safe to say, the future is bright for Arsenal’s front-line.

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Arsenal’s league-leading stat shows just how much is still to come after West Ham demolition