Comparing the records of Emery and Arteta at Arsenal

Date published: Friday 16th April 2021 9:55 - Will Ford

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Arsenal will face Villarreal and their former manager Unai Emery in the Europa League semis. Time for a neat little Mikel Arteta comparison.

 

Arsenal put in arguably their performance of the season to storm past Slavia Prague in the Europa League and book a semi-final clash against Villarreal and former manager Unai Emery.

So we thought it would be a good time to compare the records of him and his successor at Arsenal. Mikel Arteta has now been in charge for 77 Arsenal games, while Emery was sacked after 78. That would have been too perfect…

 

Tale of the tape
Played: Emery: 78 – Arteta: 77
Won: 43 – 42
Drawn: 15 – 14
Lost: 20 – 21
Goals scored: 156 – 136
Goals conceded: 105 – 86
Points (all comps): 144 – 140
PPG (all comps): 1.85 – 1.82
Premier League points: 88 – 78
Premier League PPG: 1.73 – 1.53
Overall win percentage: 55% – 54%

 

The breakdown

Emery
Premier League: P51 W25 D13 L13 F91 A70 GD+21 Win percentage: 49%
FA Cup: P2 W1 D0 L1 F4 A3 GD+1 Win percentage: 50%
League Cup: P5 W3 D0 L2 F19 A14 GD+5 Win percentage: 60%
Europa League: P20 W14 D2 L4 F42 A18 GD+24 Win percentage: 70%

Arteta
Premier League: P51 W22 D12 L17 F75 A56 GD+19 Win percentage: 43%
FA Cup: P8 W7 D0 L1 F13 A4 GD+9 Win percentage: 88%
League Cup: P3 W2 D0 L1 F8 A8 GD0 Win percentage: 67%
Europa League: P14 W10 D2 L2 F34 A12 GD+22 Win percentage: 71%

 

Achievements

Premier League finishes:

Emery
5th; 8th when sacked after 13 games.

Arteta
8th (25 games in charge; 8th upon arrival); currently 9th.

 

Domestic cups

Emery
FA Cup: 4th round in 2018-19
League Cup: Quarter-finals in 2018-19; 4th round 2019-20

Arteta
FA Cup: Winners in 2019-20; 4th round in 2020-21
League Cup: Quarter-finals in 2020-21

 

Europa League

Emery
Beaten finalists in 2018-19; sacked after topping group in 2019-20

Arteta
Round of 32 in 2019-20; currently in semi-finals.

 

10 most-used players

Emery
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 67 appearances
Lucas Torreira – 67
Matteo Guendouzi – 66
Alexandre Lacazette – 59
Sokratis Papastathopoulos – 54
Granit Xhaka – 51
Alex Iwobi – 51
Bernd Leno – 49
Sead Kolasinac – 48
Shkodran Mustafi – 47

Arteta
Granit Xhaka – 65
Alexandre Lacazette – 63
Nicolas Pepe – 62
Bukayo Saka – 61
Bernd Leno – 56
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 55
Dani Ceballos – 55
David Luiz – 54
Hector Bellerin – 47
Kieran Tierney – 46

 

Most-used XIs

Emery

Leno

Bellerin   Sokratis   Mustafi   Kolasinac

Guendouzi   Xhaka

Mkhitaryan   Ozil   Aubameyang

Lacazette

 

Arteta

Leno

Bellerin   Holding   Luiz   Tierney

Ceballos   Xhaka

Pepe   Saka   Aubameyang

Lacazette

 

Top goalscorers

Emery
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 41
Alexandre Lacazette – 23
Joe Willock – 7
Gabriel Martinelli – 7
Alex Iwobi – 6

Arteta
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 30
Alexandre Lacazette – 23
Nicolas Pepe – 14
Bukayo Saka – 9
Eddie Nketiah – 9

 

Most expensive purchases

Emery
Nicolas Pepe – £72m
William Saliba – £27m
Lucas Torreira – £26m
Kieran Tierney – £25m
Bernd Leno – £23m

Arteta
Thomas Partey – £45m
Gabriel – £23m
Pablo Mari – £5m
Runar Alex Runarsson – £2m
Martin Odegaard – £1.8m (loan fee)

 

Total spent on transfers
Emery – £209.3m
Arteta – £76.5m

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