Arsenal's Hector Bellerin the most creative player so far this season


The 20-year-old Spaniard has an astonishing record of creating serious goalscoring chances.

Arsenal fullback Hector Bellerin has once again demonstrated why he is deserving of his role as first choice right back at the Emirates ahead of other fullbacks, according to the latest Opta statistics.

The young Spaniard, who was involved in his country's under-21 matches during the international break, has set up six big chances in his seven Premier League matches this season, one more than teammate Santi Cazorla and West Ham star Dimitri Payet, the next most creative players.

  PositionTeamBig Chance CreatedGoal AssistTotal Att AssistPassing AccuracyAppearancesMins Played
Héctor Bellerín DF Arsenal 6 0 10 82.53% 7 630
Santiago Cazorla MF Arsenal 5 2 29 90.64% 8 709
Dimitri Payet MF West Ham 5 3 33 80% 8 718

Bellerin's six major chances created from ten total attempts to assist and effort on goal is hugely impressive when looking at the other two player's ratios, and indicative of his devastating attacking threat.

However, the fact the youngster has created more clear cut chances than any other player in the league so far, and also considering the presence of Cazorla in the top three when looking at those statistics, also underlines the difficulty Arsene Wenger has had when it comes to a striker dominating matches.

Though Olivier Giroud has been derided at times this season, he still has three goals to his name, putting him at second place in the scorers charts behind Alexis Sanchez who has five. However the Chilean found all of those goals in two of his eight matches. Theo Walcott has been selected as the main striker by Wenger, starting the last five league matches and finding the net twice in that time, and it is likely that the England international will continue against Watford.

But aside from those three players, only Mesut Ozil has scored in the league for the Gunners this season, meaning that either things will click into place sometime soon and all these chances created will begin to get converted, or Wenger will once more be implored to go out and spend big money on a world class goal-getter come January.

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