Hector Bellerin was extremely impressive during our 5-0 win over Aston Villa this past weekend, and even capped a superb performance with his first goal for the club.
These hilarious stats provided by Squawka pit our young right-back against misfiring Merseyside man Mario Balotelli; comparing the two players’ finishing stats so far this season.
The Liverpool striker has been a total flop since his £16m move last summer, and has struggled during his 12 Premier League appearances. He has taken a total of 47 shots, but is somehow yet to find the back of the net even once.
Bellerin on the other hand, has played just seven games and is already ahead of the former Manchester City man. He has taken one shot, scoring one goal from the right-back position. The Spaniard has also registered one assist; something else Balotelli is yet to do.
These stats obviously mean very little, but they do suggest that we dodged a bullet somewhat during the summer transfer window.
We were heavily linked with a move for the controversial Italian, with many Arsenal fans calling for Arsene Wenger to get a deal done. Danny Welbeck may not be the next Thierry Henry, but he has proved to be a far better signing for £16m.