One of the major reasons for the problems that Arsenal have had since the turn of the year has been our failure to score. Since that 3-3 draw with Liverpool at Anfield in mid January, Arsenal have managed to find the back of the net just eight times from nine games in all competitions.
And those goals all came in four of the games, as we failed to score against Stoke City, Chelsea, Southampton, Hull City and Barcelona, so it is not too hard to see why we have slipped off the top of the Premier League and are looking at another Champions League exit at the first knockout stage.
Now I know that a lot of Arsenal fans and football pundits will use this as a stick to beat Arsene Wenger with, saying that he should have signed a striker in the January transfer window. With hindsight they are right but I have some sympathy with the boss on this one.
How could Wenger have predicted that Alexis Sanchez would forget how to score when he came back from injury? And Olivier Giroud was having a fantastic season in front of goal, so who could have expected him to go on his longest run of games without scoring since he joined the club?
And do not get me started on Theo Walcott. Was he even on the pitch against Man United? I agree that Wenger has questions to answer but there is no way he can take all the blame because he might have expected one or even two of his forwards to have a bad patch but to have have three proven strikers that for some reason have stopped scoring is just ridiculous. What could the boss have done about that?