West Ham take on Brighton on the south coast this Friday, hoping to stretch their impressive run.

Both teams have one very obvious danger man up front. Friday night will be a battle between Marko Arnautovic and Glenn Murray.

But which striker is outperforming the other in terms of the stats?

We have a look at both players’ season in numbers (as sourced from the Premier League wesbite) and assess who is the main man for Friday’s game.


Glenn Murray has four league goals this season – the same amount as Marko Arnautovic. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Both players are level on four goals. Murray has played one more game than the West Ham forward but the pair are tied on four strikes going into this game.

Two of Murray’s four goals have come from the penalty spot and all of them have come inside the box with his right foot.

Arnautovic’s collection has been more of a mix. The 29-year-old has scored one penalty and one left-footed goal, as well as one from outside the box.


West Ham’s main man has taken more shots with seven on target and seven off target. Murray, on the other hand, has had five shots on target and four off target.

The stats are very even in this department.

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Arnautovic’s all-round game play is better than Murray’s. Brighton’s 35-year-old striker is yet to register an assist, whereas Arnie has one to his name.

Moreover, Arnautovic has completed more passes with a better success rate, despite playing less games.

Renowned bad boy Arnautovic is being outdone in terms of discipline, though.

His tally of six fouls looks measly in comparison to Murray’s 25 infringements, which has earned the Brighton man two yellow cards, compared to Arnautovic’s clean bill.

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