Aubameyang suspension has come at the worst possible time for Mikel Arteta.
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang has been our most reliable outlet for goals, he has scored more than 70% of the goals we have scored under Arteta.
His suspension for the next three games presents a fresh problem for the Spaniard, but it is these moments that make the careers of the game’s best managers.
Arteta hasn’t had to rely on Aubameyang for goals, the attacker has simply been there for the team and he has been scoring the goals that we need, but I believe we have lots of goals in this team and now is the time for others to step up, here are some ways I think that can happen.
Firstly, I believe that playing Granit Xhaka in an advanced role or asking him to arrive late in our opponent’s box will bring goals from him.
The Swiss midfielder has one of the best shots in the Premier League, but he has been playing too deep to use that recently.
Secondly, I believe Arteta should work on Lacazette’s positioning. Lacazette remains one of our best goal scorers, but he is struggling for goals while playing through the middle this season.
I believe that he might just thrive coming on to through balls a little further to the left since he is right-footed, laying the ball to him to cut in from the left could help him end his goal drought.
Finally, there is Gabriel Martinelli. We know he can score, he is the second-highest Arsenal goal scorer this season. If Arteta trusts the young Brazilian from the start I am positive he will be able to carry the goal-scoring burden.
I know that he has scored just the once in the Premier League that it is a lot different to Europa League and Carling Cup football but with the right service I am positive that the 18-year-old will score at will.
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Xhaka has been defending well for the team by switching between left DM and left CB positions, so let’s not distract him by asking him to play like Ramsey and Lampard. The one who should have arrived late into the opposition’s penalty box and shoot is Ozil, because he has great finishing ability
Lacazette could have been more threatening on the left side if he is as fast as Aubameyang and Martnelli, but he is too slow to get past the opponents. Because of his work rate and tenacity, I believe he would be perfect to be a false nine in 4-3-3 formation like Firmino
Martinelli is quicker and more skillful than Lacazette, so I’m confident he would score some goals from the left wing
A brace for Martinelli at Stamford Bridge will do nicely 😁
Totally off key piece. Laca is 2 a footed striker of the ball, he lacks confidence right now & is snatching at balls.
Xhaka has a habit of taking additional touches – you need a quick shooter.
The xhaka comment doesn’t even deserve a reply, he should not be playing for Arsenal. As for lacca, the only thing he is missing is confidence and a goal will sort that. Pepe, Martinelli and lacca can step up they have too, they all have goals in them. Ozil isn’t a goal scorer so we cant expect goals from him but if he can up his assist rate up from one for the season in the prem, that would be a atart, if not, Ceballos needs to replace him. It does give a chance for someone to become a hero with Auba out, so who will take it?
I would make Luiz captain in Aubas absence.
Martinelli is the answer.
The boy has confidence. Brazil’s version of C. Ronaldo (CR7).
Xhaka seems to have found his preferred position/role in the team atm. Im watching Juve vs Roma this must be the most boring game ever .
Rabiot coasting vs roma like he’s won 20 balon d’Ors this guy would be badly exposed at Arsenal his work ethic is below average at best.
Martinelli is the answer. Agree that Louis should take over the captaincy in Auba’s absence.