Walcott and Giroud have a point but Arsenal should score more by DN
There have been statements made by the Arsenal forwards Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott this week and they both spoke about the Arsenal attacking side of things, understandably. And while they both made good points, I have to pick fault with some of what they said and say that, in my opinion, Arsenal are not scoring enough goals.
Young Theo referred to how Arsenal have been doing really well recently in taking the lead and how this gives the team confidence and makes it much more likely that we will win the game. He is right of course, but I don´t think we have really been making the most of this advantage.
Once we are ahead, we have the pace with Walcott, Welbeck, Alexis and the Ox combined with the pure craft of Santi, Mesut, Rosicky, Ramsey and Wilshere to then go on and punish teams on the counter attack. We don´t do it enough!
Giroud spoke about the fantastic and numerous attacking options as well and also suggested that as long as the defence does it´s job then our forwards will win us the game. Well that should be the case, but it has not always come about.
We´ve only scored five goals once this season, against a terrible Aston Villa. And we managed four just three times, twice against Galatasaray and at home to a managerless Newcastle. But we have dominated so many games and have failed to really finish teams off. That then puts more pressure on the defence. United at home was a prime example when if we had taken the chances the defence would not have needed to be exposed and we would have won the game instead of losing. Walcott makes it sound like we should just take a 2-0 lead then take a breather for the rest of the game BUT, look around us, goal difference could be crucial to the final finishing positions and the teams above us have an equal or better goal difference….
Arsenal have got great striking power but we need to use it better! So lets play great for the whole game tomorrow and not sit back when we have a lead!