Stats: Nigeria striker linked with Arsenal and Spurs but could they do better?

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Nigeria's Emmanuel Emenike is said to be attracting interest from both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, but what do the stats say about him?

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are tracking Nigeria striker Emmanuel Emineke according to a report in Turkey. has picked up on claims from newspaper Skorer that both English clubs have joined Zenit St Petersburg in tracking the 27-year-old.

Emineke currently plays for Turkish side Fenerbahce, while he has played both matches to date for his country at this summer's World Cup.  But do the statistics suggest he would be a good signing or one to avoid?

The front-man has played every minute for Nigeria in their matches against Iran and Bosnia Herzegovina, the second of which saw him set up the only goal of the game for Peter Odemwingie. That result saw them closing in on a place in the last-16.  

He has also played five key passes to date and had six scoring attempts, although only two of those were on target.

  GoalsGoal AssistKey PassesTotal Scoring AttemptsOn-target Scoring AttemptsAppsMins
Emmanuel Emenike 0 1 5 6 2 2 180

For his club he has fared better, netting 12 times in the Super Lig last season and setting up nine more in 28 appearances.  Not bad for a front-man but considerably less impressive than some of the other strikers both Arsenal and Tottenham have been linked with already this summer.

  TeamGoalsGoal AssistAppsMins
Emmanuel Emenike Fenerbahce 12 9 28 2,089

With suggestions Fenerbahce will not accept less than €20million for the player, he will certainly not come cheap.  

And when you consider the fact that he has failed to score at the World Cup thus far, and given the availability of the likes of Mario Mandzukic and Jackson Martinez this summer, both Spurs and the Gunners may be wiser looking elsewhere for some additional fire-power.

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