After a run of five Arsenal games without a win, and an amazing amount of shots on goal but precious little of the final product, Arsene Wenger believes that now that Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott and Alexis Sanchez have all scored goals in our last two games they should return to hitting the net on a regular basis.
With six goals in our last two games it certainly looks promising and we will find out if everyone’s confidence back when we face Watford tomorrow, and then maybe we’ll get 4 or 5 against Barcelona in midweek?? lol
“Look, it is a weight on the shoulders when the players don’t score,” Wenger said. “So the fact that they score will of course take that weight off. Overall, I am pleased that they scored.
“But it is a bit cyclic always, especially for Giroud. Giroud has cycles so it was a weight off his shoulders. And Walcott too.
“You know this season for example he (Giroud) has had games where he has gone boom, boom, boom, boom boom and after he had a little spell where he didn’t score, and now I hope he has a repetition of his former spell and start to score again.
“You know that if you don’t score and you are a striker, somewhere you are not happy.
“Alexis as well against Tottenham scored. He suffers maybe more than everybody when he doesn’t score.
“Football has to be somewhere instinctive and you have to play with freedom. When you play with a bit more freedom, the goals are natural. Every striker will tell you that.”
“We speak about it but the best way to speak about it, to sort it out is to play better collectively,”
“When the quality of the cross, the quality of the final ball is better it is easier to score and sometimes what you forget when you get in the final third, you have 0.1 to 0.2 seconds to make the right decision.
“And when you have a little hesitation, just a fraction short – in midfield you have 1-2 seconds to make a decision sometimes – when it gets there, just to be very quick and very decisive, decisiveness can go when you are not successful for a while.”
See it wasn’t Giroud’s fault he wasn’t scoring, it was the providers for not giving him the perfect balls! Anyway the main thing is that we are slowly regaining our confidence and we really really need to go out and start scoring lots and winning lots of games. If the goals flow the wins will follow, and we will see where it takes us…..
Onwards and Upwards!