Alex Iwobi Is The Premier League Assist King After 5 Games

Published on: 21 September 2016

The Premier League season is now five games old and whilst it is too early in the season to be making assumptions about who will finish where or who the stars of the show will be come the end of the campaign, it is still interesting to see how the statistics are shaping up at this early stage of the season.

So which Premier League player has been the king of the assists so far this season?

Position Team Goal Assist Appearances Mins Played
Kevin De Bruyne MF Man City 3 5 432
Kelechi Iheanacho FW Man City 3 4 160
Alex Iwobi MF Arsenal 3 3 151
Dimitri Payet MF West Ham 3 3 203
Yannick Bolasie MF C. Palace / Everton 2 5 307

It’s hard to tell exactly, but Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi appears to snatch it.

Manchester City pair Kevin De Bruyne and Kelechi Iheanacho are both on three assists of their own as is Dimitri Payet of West Ham.

But Arsenal’s young Nigerian talent has done the same with less game time.

Arsenal are used to dominating assist columns, usually due to German international Mesut Ozil.

But Iwobi’s creative emergence is certainly a big fillip for the Gunners.

West Ham fans, for whom times have been tough on the pitch recently, will also be pleased to see their French star still has

The rest of the top five consists of surprise entry Adam Smith of Bournemouth, Hull City’s in form winger Robert Snodgrass and Tottenham Hotspur mischief maker Dele Alli.

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