Stats are pretty useful tbh. Read this regarding the statistic company Arsenal purchased a couple of years ago:
“The company is an expert in the field of sports data performance analysis, which is a rapidly developing area and one that I, and others, believe will be critical to Arsenal’s competitive position,” Gazidis said. “The insights produced by the company are widely used across our football operations – in scouting and talent identification, in game preparation, in post-match analysis and in gaining tactical insights.”
As ever, stats require context, a pass has many more variables to consider than 'who kicked the ball', so that stat in isolation was always going to crumble at some point. Much like Ramsey having the highest tackle % of any midfielder in Europe's top 5 leagues at one point, those were blissful times, but still under scrutiny it didn't mean much because a load of other stats had to be considered with it to understand it.