I am not going to be too hard on the Arsenal forward players for missing chances in the big game against Leicester City on Sunday. For one thing we did fi9nally get over the line and it was the result that really mattered in this Premier League title chasing match.
And it was not just the Gunners front line that was firing blanks either, because Aaron Ramsey and Per Mertesacker both fluffed their lines when presented with great chances, so it seemed to be a collective problem. Perhaps it was the desperate need for goals that was causing our players to snatch their shots and perhaps it was a lack of confidence brought about by our failure to find the net in three of the previous four EPL games.
Whatever the reason, we need to put it right very quickly because it will really start to cause problems if we continue to waste so many chances. The talent is there, as Olivier Giroud, Alexis Sanchez, Aaron Ramsey and Theo Walcott have all proved they can be clinical, but we need them to start firing again.
And the FA cup clash with Hull City on Saturday offers a great opportunity to get back among the goals. So even though we have that massive game against Barcelona the following Tuesday, I would love to see Arsene Wenger pick a very strong and attacking team against the Tigers.
Imagine the impact it could have if Rambo or Alexis was to go on a scoring run. So is it worth taking a few chances with the Barca game in order to open the floodgates and get Arsenal scoring freely once again?