Here is post based on a comment from Aaron on the previous post:
“Arsenal’s attacking statsGOALS – (13) – 14th in the league
OPEN PLAY GOALS – (7)- 19th in the league
XG – (13.8) – 12th in the league.
BIG CHANCES – (7) – 19th in the league
SHOT CONVERSION – (8.4%) – 16th
POSSESSION – (47%) – 13th in the league
Last goal in the league for our strikers (Laca & Auba) was 7 matches ago.”
What do we do to fix this with our players, maybe another mid or attacker in Jan, or another coach??
Players are in straightjackets…
Going to be watching closely to the next three games, does Arteta have it in him?”
RC78 contribution: A team’s good functioning is also measured by the level of goals actually scored by its strikers and this is why Aaron’s post is so important. Our strikers are not scoring lately…Is it because they are missing big chances, they are not getting enough service or is it because the quality is just not there…? In any case, we need to score more goals and definitely more from open play and misses like Nketiah’s and Auba’s in the last game are not welcome any day but definitely not now when we are struggling for goals…Again, for me, the issue also comes from our midfield: ESR needs to play as our play maker and Saka and Martinelli are to be his wing. Although he is not having a stellar season by any means, let us play Laca up front because he allows ESR and Saka to shine…and while he scored in the last two games, I am not 100% sure of Ode’s actual abilities…Also, Lokonga brings more to the team than Partey and Xhaka these days so why take him out?
Anyways…food for thought…