I know this is a bit tongue in cheek, but the official Arsenal website have announced the results of our monthly Goal-of-the-Month competition, and the winner was not our top scorer “Owen Gold” lol.
The OG that won it was obviously the great Olivier Giroud, who scored the Gunners ONLY League goal in August, but to be fair it was a spectacularly well-taken goal from a difficult angle against Crystal Palace. He massed 57% of the votes on Arsenal.com
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain came second (surprise! surprise!) with our only other goal in the calendar month, which was the excellent winner he scored against Chelsea in the Community Shield, back in the good old days when Arsenal fans still thought we could win the League. As you all know, our other two League strikes were provided by deflections from attempts by Alexis Sanchez and The Ox again..
I know everyone is worried that we won’t find our scoring boots very quickly, but I am very hopeful that September will be a much more fruitful one for Arsenal. Hell, Sanchez and Walcott (2) have already scored in September, albeit for their national teams.
And it’s not like we haven’t been creating the chances, we top the charts for goalscoring opportunities and Santi Cazorla is apparently the top creative midfielder in Europe so far having completed 16 ‘key passes’ on his own!
Now we just need to start converting those chances into goals. Starting against Stoke this Saturday….