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Arsenal star set-pieces compared to those of James Ward-Prowse

Luton Town star, Andros Townsend believes that Arsenal have their very own James Ward-Prowse in one Arsenal man.

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Arsenal humiliated David Moyes’ West Ham at the London Stadium last weekend, in a result which sent a strong message to their fellow title challengers.

The Gunners scored four goals in under 20 minutes in the first-half, and rubbed the salt in the wounds of the West Ham players as they added two more to the final score.

Mikel Arteta’s side scored two goals from set-pieces against Moyes’ side, despite West Ham usually being renowned for their impressive defensive setup from such situations.

The Gunners’ centre-backs, Gabriel Magalhaes and William Saliba, were the finishers from the set-peices, whilst Declan Rice assisted both of their efforts.

The English midfielder joined the north London side for a club record fee of £105million, and despite questions if he would be worth the price, the 25 year-old’s fee has hardly been uttered since his move to north London.

Rice has become a set-piece specialist for the Gunners. (Image Credit: Getty Images)

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One package the north London outfit didn’t know they’d get for that sum was an excellent set-piece specialist, as the former Hammer has begun to conduct free-kicks and corners as of late. The midfielder assisted from a corner against Crystal Palace at the end of last month, and has become a consistent with his delivery since then.

The surprise star has caught the eye of former Tottenham Hotspur man, Andros Townsend. The current Luton Town midfielder also compared him to the arguable best set-piece taker in the league on BBC Radio 5 Live:

“Watching that yesterday I think his delivery is as nice on the eye as maybe not David Beckham, but as nice on the eye as James Ward Prowse.”

“He seems to get it on the money every time. He seems to get so much whip on the ball.”

Arteta’s side have scored the most set-piece goals in the Premier League this season, having scored 16, which is three more than second-place, Luton Town. Rice has contributed to this stat significantly, and at 6 ft 1 in, it would typically be the England international aiming to get on the end of a delivery, but his accuracy is far too good to leave unused.

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