Wilshere v Ramsey: Who’s More Effective For Arsenal?

Castrol data shows that Jack Wilshere is better than Aaron Ramsey in one-on-one situations but the Welsh midfielder is more efficient in and around the box.

Comparing Ramsey’s 2009/10 campaign with Wilshere’s first full season with the Gunners, their stats tell a story. Ramsey thrives in attacking situations, scoring three goals in the league before his leg-break against Stoke, averaging at a very respectable rate of one every 260 minutes. He also delivered three assists, all of which is more than Wilshere this season (one goal, two assists) and all the more telling since the England international has played more than double the time Ramsey spent on the pitch last season.

Wilshere’s importance lies in his capacity to beat his direct opponent and unleash his more attacking teammates. He boasts higher success rates than Ramsey in duels, dribbles and tackles. The effort he puts in can sometimes be “over-enthusiastic” as shown by the number of cards he’s picked up this season.

Finally, their impeccable delivery is highlighted by their passing accuracy. In the final third, they complete more than three in every four passes.

Wilshere v Ramsey – Premier League

Arsenal – Premier League Jack Wilshere Aaron Ramsey
Season 2010/11 2009/10
Appearances 26 (23) 18 (7)
Minutes On Pitch 1 916 780
Goal Attempts
Goals 1 3
Mins per goal 1916 260
Shots 21 20
Mins per shot 91 39
Shooting Accuracy 53% 43%
Chance Conversion 7% 21%
Passing
Touches per game 72 47
Goal Assists 2 3
Mins per chance created 47 65
Total Passes 1 371 627
Mins per pass 1 min 23 sec 1 min 14 sec
Pass Completion % 87% 86%
Pass Completion in final third % 77% 77%
Duels
Mins per duel 8 6
Duels won % 53% 48%
Dribbling
Mins per dribble 29 43
Dribble Completion % 64% 56%
Defending
Mins per tackle 44 30
Tackles Won % 70% 65%
Discipline
Yellow Cards 4 0
Red Cards 1 0

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