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REVEALED: The statistics reveal why Arsenal want to sign Bruno Guimares

Arsenal have been heavily linked with a move for Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimares and here are the statistics of his performances.

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Arsenal’s impressive 89-point season ultimately fell just short of Premier League glory, prompting speculation about potential reinforcements for Mikel Arteta’s squad. One name repeatedly linked with the Gunners is Newcastle United’s midfield dynamo, Bruno Guimaraes. But do his 2023/24 statistics justify a potential big-money move?

A glance at the numbers suggests Guimaraes excels as a disruptor and transition player. He led the Premier League in several key areas:

◉ Most fouls won (108): His tenacity in winning the ball back for his team is undeniable.
◉ Most duels won (285): Whether on the ground or in the air, Guimaraes consistently came out on top in individual battles.
◉ Most possession won (236): This stat highlights his intelligent positioning and anticipation, snuffing out opposition attacks before they develop.
◉ Most high turnovers (40): Crucially, Guimaraes often regains possession in dangerous areas, creating immediate scoring opportunities for his team.

While these defensive stats are impressive, Guimaraes also contributed offensively with 8 assists and 7 goals. This combination of defensive steel and attacking output makes him an enticing prospect for a team like Arsenal, who are looking to bridge the gap with Manchester City.

The question remains, however, whether Guimaraes’ statistical dominance at Newcastle would translate to similar success at the Emirates. It’s a gamble Arsenal may be willing to take, but only time will tell if the Brazilian is the missing piece in their title-winning puzzle.

Hello there, Am Mumbere Ausbel from Uganda and I am a writer at Arsenal True Fans and I love watching football matches so much because it's my favourite sport. I am an optimistic person who usually likes to look at the good side of everything.

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