They can prove certain things but I can remember a season where Denilson had amazing completed passes statistics for a season and then this season we read that Sanchez has a poor record of losing the ball in possession.
But anyone who remembers Denilson will know he used to pass the ball short distances to players almost standing next to him, and was one of the worst midfielders we have had, considering he started nearly every game.
Yet Sanchez is arguably the best player we have had since we have been at the Emirates.
It’s a bit like comparing Defoe for Sunderland and Giroud for us last season.
Both scored quite a few goals, but one was playing for the worst team in the PL, and the other was playing in front of one of the best midfields in Europe.
Players like Cazorla and Ozil are just as important as players like Sanchez and Giroud but statistics might prove otherwise.