Stats Scouting: Victor Osimhen
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Stats Scouting: Victor Osimhen

Stats Scouting: Victor Osimhen

The silly season of transfer rumors is heating up and today is no exception to that. Arsenal have fresh links to Victor Osimhen via Gazzetta Dello Sport and Sports Witness.

Arsenal considered ‘in the lead’ to sign €100m rated forward - Gunners have ‘their sights set on him’ - Sport Witness
Arsenal are at the front of the queue for Napoli striker Victor Osimhen this summer, with Mikel Arteta keen to add a striker to his squad. That’s according to Gazzetta Dello Sport, who say the Gunners have ‘set their sights’ in the Napoli star. Osimhen has been impressing for Napoli since arriving i…

I am not 100% sure where the original report is because the link in the article below only takes one to Gazzetta homepage but I am not going to let that stop me from being distracted with the Arsenal struggles with a shiny transfer rumor.

Osimhen is a player that has come up before with links to Arsenal and also came up when I did a striker shopping list last month, landing in tier 2 (solidly realistic target).

A Striker Shopping List for Arsenal
Stats scouting with my forward rating tool.

So let's take a look at what the data says for Osimhen.

Osimhen has an interesting profile for how Arsenal have been playing, especially compared with Lacazette.

The obvious differences are in the big "striker" type stuff in shots and goals and then the more "false 9" type stuff of linking and facilitating.

So let's look at things at a more detailed level.

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