After a tough 2020-21, Arsenal are trying to repair their squad and are reportedly attempting to signal Sassuolo midfielder Manuel Locatelli.
According to a number of stories in Italy, Arsenal have positioned an official €40million bid for Locatelli, who can also be attracting curiosity from Juventus.
We’ve in contrast Locatelli’s 2020-21 stats in Serie A to the corresponding Premier League figures from Arsenal’s current choices within the centre of midfield. Note: we’ve solely used Joe Willock’s stats from his mortgage spell at Newcastle United.

TargetsJoe Willock – 8Manuel Locatelli – 4Mohamed Elneny – 1Granit Xhaka – 1Dani Ceballos – 0Thomas Partey – 0
AssistsManuel Locatelli – 2Granit Xhaka – 2Thomas Partey – 2Mohamed Elneny – 0Joe Willock – 0

Minutes per aim or helpJoe Willock – 122.5Manuel Locatelli – 481Granit Xhaka – 683.6Thomas Partey – 722Mohamed Elneny – 1454

Manuel Locatelli fires Sassuolo in entrance with a pushed end from the sting of the field! 💥
An awesome begin for the Neroverdi 🟢⚫ pic.twitter.com/0Aq54wSTdM
— Premier Sports 📺 (@PremierSportsTV) March 13, 2021

Chances created per 90 minutesManuel Locatelli – 1.2Joe Willock – 0.7Granit Xhaka – 0.7Thomas Partey – 0.6Mohamed Elneny – 0.2

Successful dribbles per 90 minutes (success fee)Joe Willock – 2.0 (54%)Thomas Partey – 1.6 (80%)Manuel Locatelli – 0.8 (72.7%)Granit Xhaka – 0.4 (66%)Mohamed Elneny – 0.2 (50%)

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Passes per 90 minutes (passing accuracy)Manuel Locatelli – 85.7 (88.3%)Granit Xhaka – 74.6 (89.5%)Thomas Partey – 64.2 (87.4%)Mohamed Elneny – 58.8 (93%)Joe Willock – 20.8 (77.1%)
Successful tackles per 90 minutesManuel Locatelli – 2.5Joe Willock – 2.4Thomas Partey – 2.2Granit Xhaka – 1.6Mohamed Elneny – 0.7

Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey with a crunching sort out on energy & conditioning coach Sam Wilson in coaching. #afc
No one is protected 😂😂 @Thomaspartey22 @Sam_Wilson2 pic.twitter.com/nDcfm1ElwB
— afcstuff (@afcstuff) May 22, 2021

Interceptions per 90 minutes Joe Willock – 1.6Manuel Locatelli – 1.6Mohamed Elneny – 1.4Thomas Partey – 1.3Granit Xhaka – 0.9

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