next After an impressive debut season in the English Premier League, Super Eagles midfielder Joe Aribo has been one of the most aggressive players in the first half of the 2022/2023 season.
The former Glasgow Rangers joined Southampton in the summer transfer window for a fee of €7m and has since made an impact at Saint Mary’s Stadium.
Southampton’s 26-year-old attacking midfielder, known for his creativity and physical style of play, has scored twice in 15 games for Saints this season.
According to Squawka’s top ten most aggressive players in the Premier League, the 26-year-old Southampton attacking midfielder is fourth in the table with 17 points, having won the most possessions in the final third.
Manchester City’s attacking midfielder Kevin De Bruyne tops the rankings with 20 points, followed by Leeds United’s Jack Harrison with 19 points and Brighton & Hove Albion’s Leandro Trossard with 18 points in second and third place.
Interestingly, the Super Eagles star has beaten the ball to the opposition in danger areas more than Arsenal’s Martin Ødegaard (16), Chelsea’s Mason Mount (14) and Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes (14).
Aribo will be hoping to continue his form and help Saints climb out of the relegation zone as Nathan Jones’ side sit 19th in the Premier League with just three wins and three draws from 15 league games. Only 12 points to the World Cup break.
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