Arsenal Dominates Premier League in Headers


As the Premier League season progresses, Arsenal stands tall in a specific statistic, outshining all rivals, literally. The team has scored 10 goals from headers, surpassing any other side in the competition. This notable achievement already exceeds the 12 headers netted throughout the entire last season.

Key Stats for Header Goals This Season:

  1. Arsenal: 10
  2. Nottingham Forest: 9
  3. West Ham United: 8
  4. Wolves: 7
  5. Luton Town: 7
  6. Tottenham: 7
  7. Brighton: 7

The Arsenal squad has witnessed memorable moments with headers, including Declan Rice’s last-gasp winner against Luton Town and Kai Havertz securing a late victory at Brentford. Even the 1,000th goal at Emirates Stadium became a header when Leandro Trossard bravely nodded the ball over the line.

Players Contributing to Arsenal’s Header Tally:

  1. Bukayo Saka: Bournemouth (A)
  2. Ben White: Bournemouth (A)
  3. Leandro Trossard: Burnley (H)
  4. William Saliba: Burnley (H)
  5. Kai Havertz: Brentford (A)
  6. Gabriel Jesus: Luton (A), Brighton (H)
  7. Declan Rice: Luton (A)
  8. Gabriel: Liverpool (A), Crystal Palace (H)

With 21 games played, Arsenal is on course to break its divisional record of headers scored in a season, which currently stands at 17 times in the 2016/17 season, with Olivier Giroud contributing six of them. The all-time record for headers in a single Premier League campaign is held by Wimbledon, who bagged 22 in 1995/96.

Arsenal’s Best Seasons for Headers:

  1. 2016/17: 17
  2. 2007/08: 14
  3. 2008/09: 14
  4. 2015/16: 13
  5. 2017/18: 13
  6. 2002/03: 13
  7. 2013/14: 12
  8. 2022/23: 12

Since the Premier League’s formation in 1992, Arsenal has netted 294 headers, ranking sixth in all-time standings. Everton has been the biggest victim, conceding 21 headers to Arsenal. Olivier Giroud leads as the top header scorer with 27 goals, almost twice as many as Ian Wright, who sits in second place.

Top Header Scorers for Arsenal:

  1. Olivier Giroud: 27
  2. Ian Wright: 14
  3. Emmanuel Adebayor: 12
  4. Tony Adams: 9
  5. Nicklas Bendtner: 9
  6. William Gallas: 8
  7. Laurent Koscielny: 8
  8. Alexis Sanchez: 8

In the current squad, Gabriel is the leading header scorer with seven goals, closely followed by Gabriel Jesus with six. As Arsenal continues its impressive aerial display, the team looks set to create new records and maintain its dominance in the art of scoring from headers.

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By- Sahiba Suri

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