Stats show Man United star Anthony Martial outperforming Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez

Manchester United star Anthony Martial will face Alexis Sanchez and Arsenal at The Emirates on Sunday

Anthony Martial v Alexis Sanchez in numbers Photo: www.oulala.com

Alexis Sanchez began the Premier League season slowly.

Chile’s Copa America success during the summer appeared to have taken its toll on the Arsenal forward.

However, with a hat-trick against Leicester last weekend followed by a goal and assist in the Champions League on Tuesday, the 26-year-old now appears back to his typical best.

Anthony Martial’s first taste of English football has begun with a bang at Manchester United after scoring three goals in his three Premier League games following his £36m move from AS Monaco.

The in-form pair come head-to-head this Sunday as Arsenal welcome United to Emirates Stadium. Arsenal sit three points adrift of league leaders United.

Opta-powered fantasy football game www.oulala.com have analysed the attacking numbers from both players on a per minute basis in the Premier League this season for what is expected to be an epic battle.

Despite playing fewer minutes than the Chilean, Martial leads his opponent in four key areas.

The 19-year-old has produced a goal or an assist every 52 minutes in his opening three games, compared to the 175 minutes that it has taken Sanchez to do the same in his seven games after experiencing a sluggish start.

With three goals from just five shots, the Frenchman’s strike-rate sits at an impressive 60 per cent. Sanchez’s 38 shots are the most from any Premier League player so far this season, resulting in a disappointing strike-rate of just eight per cent by the 26-year-old.

Martial also leads Sanchez for shot accuracy with 60 per cent attempts on target to 55 per cent from the Arsenal player.

Can the United teenager continue his terrific form for his new club or is a visit to Arsenal and a battle with a now revitalized Sanchez just one step too far?

This infographic was supplied by Opta-powered fantasy football game www.oulala.com

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