Tottenham and Arsenal stars pipped by Premier League legend…
5) Andros Townsend – Tottenham – 12 shots
The Spurs youngster returned from a loan spell at QPR this summer, and has done brilliantly to earn a first-team spot with the wealth of attacking talent manager Andre Vilas-Boas now has at his disposal. He’s also taken 12 attempts on goal, with half of which were on target.
4) Olivier Giroud – Arsenal – 12 shots
Arguably one of the revelations of this season, Giroud has scored four goals already this season from is 12 shots. With Podolski out injured, Arsene Wenger is heavily relying in the Frenchman to keep finding the back of the net until January at least, when reinforcements can be made.
3) Rickie Lambert- Southampton – 13 shots
The Southampton striker’s form for his club earned him an England call-up, which he proved to be deserved with two goals in three games for his country. The goal-poacher has taken 13 shots, 62% of which have been on target.
2) Hatem Ben Arfa – Newcastle United – 14 shots
Ben Arfa is one of the few Premier League players capable of a moment of match winning genius. The tricky French winger has bagged two goals already in his side’s decent start to the season, but took 14 shots in the process!
1) Robin Van Persie – Manchester United – 15 shots
No surprises here: no player in the Premier League so far this season has taken more shots on goal than the two-time consecutive Golden Boot winner. RVP has bagged three in the league already this season – but only 40% of his 15 shots have been on target!