Matt Le Tissier has claimed that Arsenal never seem to take on long shots, claiming we simply try and walk the ball into the net.
The Gunners limped to a 1-0 win over Newcastle United today, picking up those all-important three points, but the win wasn’t enough to spare our side from criticism.
Former striker Le Tissier has moved to criticise our lack of attempts from outside the box, and insinuates that manager Arsene Wenger has tasked his players to only shoot inside the box.
“Do you know what I think the problem is, and it has been a problem for a while, they try and walk the ball into the net,” Le Tissier said.
“They try and walk the ball in.
“There are so many times where they have chances to shoot from the edge of the box because they have that much possession and the teams will drop off and they play, play, play but they want to go and do the little one-twos in the box and make it a worldy goal every time they score one.
“Sometimes you have to take a chance from outside the box.
“Football isn’t all about scoring lovely intricate goals from inside the six-yard box.
“You’ve got to take a pot from outside the box once in a while and they just don’t do it.
“I watch a football match and it’s almost like the Arsenal players have been told ‘do not shoot until you are in the 18-yard box’.
Do our players need to take more shots on from outside the box? Have our players been told not to shoot from outside?