It is hard to believe that Arsenal have now played four Premier League games so far this season and the only one of our star studded squad to get his name on the score sheet is Olivier Giroud, the player that a lot of Arsenal fans think is part man, part donkey and cannot understand why Arsene Wenger keeps putting him in the team.
Well the boss dropped him to the bench today and the only difference it made is that it was not Giroud that got the blame for Arsenal´s lack of cutting edge in front of goal. There is a saying in football that the result is all that matters and while we did come away from the north east with a much needed victory and three more points on the board, I don´t think there will be too many Gooners that are happy with our day´s work.
Okay we should have had a penalty even before Mitrovic was sent off and you could say that going down to 10 men made the home side shut up shop when an open game was suiting us better, but the lack of ideas and penetration after that red card was a real worry and it is something that Wenger and the players need to sort out very quickly before it really starts to wreck our season.
Four games and an amazing 83 attempts at goal have produced just one proper goal for the Gunners. Is it the strikers, the creative players or the whole Arsenal team that is causing this problem?