Arsenal top scorers against Big Six: Saka passes Van Persie and Martinelli equals Cazorla

Matt Stead
Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez celebrates with Olivier Giroud

Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli continued their fine form in the Premier League games against Liverpool to rise up the Arsenal ranks of Big Six scorers.

From apparent ultimate big-game player Theo Walcott to one-time heroes such as Nicklas Bendtner and Andre Santos, here is every player to have scored for Arsenal in Premier League matches against Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham since the start of the 2010/11 season – the first in which they comprised the top six.

We have even broken it down into goals against each opponent before confirming the overall totals. These numbers are accurate as of the last Arsenal game versus a Big Six side (3-1 v Liverpool on February 4, 2024).

 

v Chelsea
Theo Walcott (4)

Robin van Persie (3)

Hector Bellerin, Alexandre Lacazette, Eddie Nketiah, Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe (2)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Cesc Fabregas, Gervinho, Olivier Giroud, Alex Iwobi, Gabriel Jesus, Laurent Koscielny, Gabriel Magalhaes, Gabriel Martinelli, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Mesut Ozil, Declan Rice, Alexis Sanchez, Andre Santos, Alex Song, Leandro Trossard, Jack Wilshere, Granit Xhaka (1)

 

v Liverpool
Olivier Giroud (5)

Alexandre Lacazette (3)

Gabriel Martinelli, Robin van Persie, Bukayo Saka (3)

Santi Cazorla, Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey, Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott (2)

Mikel Arteta, Hector Bellerin, Calum Chambers, Mathieu Debuchy, Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Magalhaes, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Reiss Nelson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lukas Podolski, Lucas Torreira, Leandro Trossard, Danny Welbeck, Granit Xhaka (1)

Gabriel Martinelli scores in the first minute as Arsenal beat Liverpool 3-2 in the Premier League

 

v Manchester City
Theo Walcott (5)

Olivier Giroud (3)

Laurent Koscielny, Bukayo Saka, Alexis Sanchez (2)

Mikel Arteta, Nicklas Bendtner, Santi Cazorla, Mathieu Flamini, Rob Holding, Alexandre Lacazette, Gabriel Martinelli, Per Mertesacker, Shkodran Mustafi, Samir Nasri, Alex Song, Jack Wilshere (1)

 

v Manchester United
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Bukayo Saka, Granit Xhaka (3)

Olivier Giroud, Eddie Nketiah, Martin Odegaard, Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, Robin van Persie, Theo Walcott, Danny Welbeck (2)

Santi Cazorla, Gabriel Jesus, Alexandre Lacazette, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Shkodran Mustafi, Nicolas Pepe, Aaron Ramsey, Declan Rice, Emile Smith Rowe, Sokratis, Nuno Tavares (1)

 

v Tottenham
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Theo Walcott (4)

Aaron Ramsey (3)

Olivier Giroud, Per Mertesacker, Samir Nasri, Martin Odegaard, Tomas Rosicky, Bukayo Saka, Alexis Sanchez, Robin van Persie (2)

Santi Cazorla, Marouane Chamakh, Kieran Gibbs, Gabriel Jesus, Shkodran Mustafi, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mesut Ozil, Thomas Partey, Lukas Podolski, Bacary Sagna, Emile Smith Rowe, Lucas Torreira, Granit Xhaka (1)

 

Total (current players in italics)
Theo Walcott (17)

Olivier Giroud (13)

Alexandre Lacazette, Bukayo Saka (11)

Robin van Persie (10)

Alexis Sanchez (9)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (8)

Martin Odegaard, Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey, Granit Xhaka (6)

Santi Cazorla, Gabriel Martinelli (5)

Gabriel Jesus, Eddie Nketiah, Emile Smith Rowe (4)

Hector BellerinLaurent KoscielnyPer Mertesacker, Shkodran Mustafi, Samir NasriDanny Welbeck (3)

Mikel Arteta, Gabriel Magalhaes, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lukas Podolski, Declan Rice, Tomas Rosicky, Alex Song, Lucas Torreira, Leandro Trossard, Jack Wilshere (2)

Nicklas Bendtner, Marouane Chamakh, Calum Chambers, Mathieu Debuchy, Cesc Fabregas, Mathieu Flamini, Gervinho, Kieran Gibbs, Rob Holding, Alex Iwobi, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Reiss Nelson, Thomas Partey, Nicolas PepeBacary Sagna, Andre Santos, Sokratis, Nuno Tavares (1)