Gunners legend: Arsenal could have done with Harry Kane up front

Former Arsenal hero Ian Wright has praised the clinical ability of Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane.

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has praised Tottenham's Harry Kane, and lamented his old club being put to the sword by the in form striker.

Wright told The Sun that the Gunners could have done with a player like him up front, so we took a look at the figures Olivier Giroud have put up this season by way of comparison. 

He said: "That ability to hang in the air is a marvellous asset for a forward, and not too many are capable of it. Harry is certainly one of them, and the accuracy in finding the far corner made it unstoppable.

"Kane is now on 22 goals this season, drawing comparisons with Alan Shearer, and surely nailed on for an England call. Arsenal could certainly have done with his finishing on Saturday."

Saturday's derby

  TeamScoring V Shooting AccuracyOn Target Shooting AccuracyTotal Scoring AttMins Played
Harry Kane Tottenham 50% 75% 4 90
Olivier Giroud Arsenal 0% 0% 2 90
Danny Welbeck Arsenal 0% 100% 1 78

Kane had more shots at goal than Arsenal duo Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck combined. He managed to land three of his four efforts on target, while the Gunners duo just managed to test Hugo Lloris with one of their combined three efforts.

Arsenal's poor result was as much to do with the lack of service to both Giroud and Welbeck as it should be about pinning the blame on their shoulders.

This season in the Premier League

  TeamScoring V Shooting AccuracyOn Target Shooting Accuracy
Harry Kane Tottenham 21% 46%
Danny Welbeck Arsenal / Man Utd 9% 40%
Olivier Giroud Arsenal 21% 39%

Harry Kane and Olivier Giroud share an identical chance conversion rate this season, both netting with 21 per cent of their efforts.

The Tottenham forward has however been better in landing his efforts on target, doing so with 46 per cent of his total number of shots. Danny Welbeck's scoring accuracy is significantly lower than the pair.

Of strikers who have attempted 15 shots or more, Stoke's Jon Walters has the best chance conversion rate in the Premier League with 32 per cent, followed by Newcastle's Papiss Cisse on 30 per cent.

Kane and Giroud's 21 per cent ranks as the sixth best scoring rate so far this season per those parameters among forwards.

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