We all know that stats against Southampton show that Arsenal completely dominated the game. 70% possession, 22 shots on target.. but we just couldn’t score. Arsene Wenger was pleased with the performance and the energy shown by the players, but bemoans the fact that not one of them could put the ball in the net!
“You expect their keeper to have a good game but I believe as well we had very poor finishing,” Le Prof said. “It’s difficult to find a player in our team basically who had no chances today.
“We came out with a 0-0, with the experience we have in our team, that’s disappointing. It’s frustrating because we put a lot of energy into a game like that. We created a lot of chances of top quality and couldn’t finish.
“I think we have to look at ourselves and start to finish with a bit more conviction. The way we have took our chances was not good enough and that’s why we dropped two points.
“What is terrible is that our performances are not bad. That is worrying because with the quality of the performances we had, we didn’t take the points and that’s very difficult for the players to take as well.
“We put the energy in, we create chances but at the end of the day we come away with no goals. It’s very disappointing.
“The team is strong. We have shown, I believe, a great performance tonight, especially in the second half, but we couldn’t finish the game off.
“We have to look at ourselves and not be satisfied with that.”
If this game had been played six weeks ago when the confidence was high we could have won by a hat-full of goals. This is what Wenger and the players need to work on. Search everywhere because that confidence can’t just have disappeared without anyone knowing.
Watch out Bournemouth, you could be perfectly set up for a massive backlash!