I dread to think what all the Arsenal strikers are feeling like this morning after yesterday’s unbelievable 0-0 draw against Hull, as I posted earlier, ALL of our strikers failed to get past a reserve side from the Championship, and now we have to go to the KC Stadium for a replay at some point in the future.
Mathieu Flamini decided the word for it was “frustrating”. He said in an after-game interview: “It was a very, very frustrating game. We had the opportunity a few times to close the game and win it.
“Unfortunately we didn’t, so I think frustration is the main word of the game today.
“We were a bit lucky last weekend to score in the last second of the game against Leicester City, but it didn’t happen today.
“We had many opportunities and chances, and this is not the first game that has been like that. Even against Southampton and Leicester it was like that and today we had plenty of opportunities.
“If you don’t finish it, it is not enough. Now we have to play away and win that game.”
Arsene Wenger was also very ‘frustrated’, and he thinks that the team lacked the ‘focus’ that they had last week. “We were, on some occasions, too individualistic, lacked a bit of patience and coolness in front of goal,” Le Prof said. “It shows you that in every single game all 18 members of the squad have to be focused otherwise you get nowhere.
“It was frustrating because we had a lot of the ball, many shots and we couldn’t finish the game off because they defended well and we lacked a bit of quality in the final pass.
“I feel our focus was not exactly of the same quality like last week [against Leicester] and that is what we paid for.
“I’m frustrated not to have won the game but we could have, and we hope to qualify at Hull. Between a replay and going out, I’m happy to have a replay.”
A replay, whenever that is, will hopefully come when our strikers have finally found their scoring boots again. If they don’t find them soon I think there are going to be a lot of ‘frustrated’ Arsenal fans out there….