Stats: Alexis Sanchez embarrasses Arsenal star Giroud in one key area

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In the latest Arsenal transfer news, Barcelona striker Alexis Sanchez appears firmly on the radar - and here we reveal why…

When it comes to shots to goals conversion there is one clear winner between Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud and alleged Arsene Wenger target Alexis Sanchez, of Barcelona.

Last season, from 36 games of Premier League action, Giroud returned 16 goals from 112 shots - a conversion rate of one goal every seven attempts.

Alexis Sanchez fares considerably better in this department as he scored 19 from 66 - or one goal for every 3.4 shots.

The Frenchman is twice as wasteful in front of goal than Sanchez, whose shots to goal conversion statistic is extraordinarily high.

Currently valued at £26.4 million by transfermarkt.co.uk, Sanchez was one of the breakout World Cup stars due to his starring role for attack-happy Chile.

It has also seen him remain firmly in the transfer headlines, with Arsenal reportedly the "likeliest" destination for the Barcelona forward.

Away from Arsenal, Sanchez has attracted interest from Liverpool, Manchester City and Juventus.

Considering the ambiguous nature of Luis Suarez's future, it was mooted that the Barca star could have been included as a makeweight.

However, that does not seem to be the case, thus allowing Arsenal to begin their line of enquiries.

  TeamShotsGoalsConversionShot AccuracyAppsMins
Olivier Giroud France 7 1 1 in 7 28.6% 5 165
Alexis Sánchez Chile 7 2 1 in 3.5 57.1% 4 390

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Their statistics from last season were no freak occurrences as, in the FIFA World Cup tournament currently ongoing in Brazil, each striker stayed true to their form.

For Olivier Giroud, that meant only scoring once from seven shots with a likely explanation perhaps his wayward striking (28% of his shots hit the target), while Sanchez scored twice from as many shots. Intriguingly, the Chilean was also twice as accurate.

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