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Arsenal have more goalscorers than any other Premier League team this season

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Arsenal have been criticised at various junctures this season for being far too reliant on the sensational Alexis Sanchez, but the statistics tell a very different story of a side who grab goals from a wider pool than any other Premier League team.

Sanchez has 18 goals in all competitions since making a £35m summer switch to the Emirates, but his nearest challengers in the Arsenal column in Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck way back on seven strikes apiece.

Volume may be a problem for the Gunners but variety isn't, with no fewer than 18 Arsenal players chipping in with at least one goal in one competition or another. No other club in the top flight can match that feat, with Liverpool and Chelsea coming closest on 17 and 16 respectively.

Wenger's attacking principles bear fruit

Close to every Arsenal first-team regular has managed to notch at some stage this season, including Wenger's entire first-choice back four.

Even the much-maligned Yaya Sanogo finally broke his Arsenal duck against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League before leaving for Crystal Palace, while summer signings Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers all opened their accounts for the Gunners far quicker.

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Other end of the scale grim reading for QPR fans

Throw in early efforts from returning duo Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil last weekend and it's an impressive statistic which Wenger can point to when he insists Arsenal have the raw potential to achieve big things, if consistency and a turn of luck with injuries were to both go in their favour for a full season.

At the other end of the scale are Queens Park Rangers, who have seen just six different players register in their 24 matches across three competitions this season.

Cup defeats to the likes of Burton Albion and Sheffield United don't help their cause in terms of spreading the goals round, but one look at the data tells you the Hoops will likely live or die this season on the form of huge Premier League success story Charlie Austin.

It's a very different story at the Emirates, who are now looking to players like Giroud, Walcott, Ozil and Santi Cazorla to simply produce what they're clearly capable of on a more regular basis.

Here is the full list of Arsenal goalscorers this season, which is one stat that Wenger can take particular pride in: Sanchez, Giroud, Welbeck, Cazorla, Ramsey, Podolski, Koscielny, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Rosicky, Ozil, Arteta, Chambers, Debuchy, Gibbs, Mertesacker, Sanogo, Walcott, Wilshere

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