Marko Arnautovic, a 33-year-old Austrian striker, is one player in Serie A who is maturing like fine wine. He plays for Bologna and has been impressive since joining them in the previous season. He has been the talisman for Thiago Motta’s Bologna side, leading them from the front. Marko Arnautovic has been an essential player for Bologna this season, scoring eight goals in his 13 appearances in Serie A. We will now look at the qualities that Marko Arnautovic brings to this Bologna side.
Marko Arnautovic has been an integral part of the Bologna side. The 33-year-old Austrian striker has scored eight crucial goals in 13 Serie A appearances this season for Bologna. Out of Arnautovic’s eight goals, five have come at Bologna’s home stadium, Stadio Renato Dall’Ara, and three have come in critical away games. The above viz shows the stats of the player in comparison to the other players featured as centre-forwards in Serie A this season. It is clear that Arnautovic ranks highly in dangerous passes per 90 stats. Other stats where Arnautovic has done well are passes per 90, defensive duels win percentage, received passes per 90, and expected goal contribution per 90.
Prolific Goal Scorer
The above viz shows the shot map of the forward in the Italian Serie A. Marko Arnautovic has added eight goals to the Bologna side this season in the Italian Serie A, averaging 1.79 shots per 90 minutes. The player also averages 1.06 shots on target per game. Marko Arnautovic has taken most of his shot attempts from inside the penalty area, like a proper striker. He has taken 22 shots so far this season. Out of the 22 shots, 13 were on target, and the rest were off target. Marko Arnautovic has a shooting accuracy rate of 59.09%. Marko Arnautovic’s total xG per shot is 0.25.
Marko Arnautovic’s total goal contribution in the ongoing Serie A season is eight. The Austrian forward goals scored per 90 minutes is 0.61, which places them joint fifth in Serie A. Marko Arnautovic has a non-penalty xG per 90 minutes of 0.29. He scores a goal after every 2.75 shots that he takes. He has a total non-penalty xG of 3.53 this season.
Marko Arnautovic scored 14 goals and provided one assist for the Bologna side in the Serie A 2021-22 season. Out of the 14 goals, eight came at Bologna’s home stadium, Stadio Renato Dall’Ar, and six came in crucial away games. His goal involvement per 90 minutes is 0.5. Marko Arnautovic had a non-penalty xG per 90 minutes of 0.31 and a total non-penalty xG of 9.23 last season. He had taken 72 shots in the 33 Serie A games and had a shooting accuracy rate of 47.22%. He scored a goal after every 5.14 shots he took and had 2.4 shot attempts per 90 minutes. He is on course to break the record of 14 goals he scored last season, already scoring eight times this season.
Bologna will be pleased with the performance of 33-year-old Austrian star striker Marko Arnautovic. His eight goal-scoring contributions have helped Bologna make a great start in the 2022–23 Italian Serie A season. The Austrians will look to continue this form after the World Cup, creating and scoring goals for their team and dominating games from the front.
Visuals via TFA data viz engine