Stats Comparison: Mikel Arteta vs Jack Wilshere
As two key players for Arsenal and both playing in the midfield 2 which Arsenal like to employ, this piece will look at the varying statistical strengths of Mikel Arteta and Jack Wilshere in the 2012/13 season. For many, this piece may strengthen their views of the players or may change their perception of what they feel, depending on your views. However, obviously, as Mikel Arteta has played many more minutes than Jack Wilshere this season in the league, it must be made to be comparable. This will be done by a per minute or per match statistic for each. All stats will only include league stats, rather than in outside European or Cup competitions.
The first statistic which will be looked at is goals scored. Arteta has scored 4 league goals so far this season at a rate of 1 goal every 405 minutes. Wilshere has yet to…
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