I have just read the most amazing stat that Arsenal have created more chances than any other team in the Premiership at a staggering 230, which is more than even Man City at 228 but just look at the difference in goals scored! The Gunners have created over 75 in just our last 3 games, but our strikers have scored just two goals out of them!
Arsene Wenger thinks that the shock of losing to Man United despite playing them off the park has given the team a mental block that they are desperate to overcome to start putting the ball in the baxk of the net again.
“The United defeat still plays on their minds,” Wenger told Standard Sport. “You need to get that out of the system.
“When you have so many chances as we had and you come out with nothing, it’s difficult to swallow and it takes a little while. I think the best way is to continue to put that behind us and focus on the quality of our game.
“I feel as well it’s in cycles. We want to continue what we do well and improve the finishing, be a bit sharper in our finishing. Overall, that’s what we want to be inspired with. When you speak about the problem, it has to look natural to finish. At the moment, maybe we are in a position where we want to force the situation a little bit too much.”
Surely now Arsenal are back at home where we had won 15 games in a row before the Man United debacle, and with the benefit of playing a very weak Newcastle side that has managed just one point from their last 8 League games, is the perfect opportunity to get this monkey off their backs before we welcome Liverpool to the Emirates next week….