The statistic that helps explain Arsenal interest in Ryan Fraser

Ryan Fraser

Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser has been linked with a move to Arsenal this summer, with the Gunners searching for more attacking firepower to provide chances to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.

His creativity is one reason why Arsenal are interested, exemplified by one statistic highlighted by The Guardian that shows the 25-year-old has bested even Eden Hazard so far this season.

This season, Fraser stands atop the Premier League assist rankings, creating 13 goals to date — a superb contribution that shows his knack for finding the right ball in the final third.

But even more impressive is his creation of “big chances,” in which he has supplied 25. The tally is nine ahead of Hazard in second place, a stunning statistic that shows how vital the Scotsman is to Bournemouth’s attack.

Furthermore, to create that volume of chances in a side sitting in the bottom half of the table is even more impressive.

Still only 25 years of age, the Scottish winger could be a star at The Emirates for many seasons to come.

And if Fraser can continue his outstanding output of creating high quality scoring chances, Arsenal would be a perfect fit for the attacker.

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Author: Max Cohen