Arsenal need Cazorla to kick on after Spain goals

Scoring goals has been one of a number of issues that affected Arsenal at the start of the current season, although Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott have all improved significantly in front of goal in recent weeks. Mesut Ozil also got in on the act in our last Premier League game against Man United, but the Gunners have always relied on goals from all over the pitch so it would be nice if that started to happen again.

Two Arsenal players that we would normally expect to have scored at least once by now are Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey and the sooner they get off the mark the better. Ramsey especially has begun to look desperate for a goal and that is causing him to shoot when there are better options with a pass.

Cazorla has been guilty of this as well and I am hoping that this slight desperation in the final third might have been helped by the recent international games, as the Spaniard scored a fine brace against Luxembourg last Friday. That will have done his confidence in front of goal no harm whatsoever and as long as he can get Arsenal a goal before too long then we have nothing to worry about.

But as he is now the first choice penalty taker, we do not want him to be having any doubts when Arsenal finally get something from the officials. We also do not want Cazorla and Ramsey shooting on sight whenever they get a chance if it means that a better chance goes begging for another player.

With Wales at home to European minnows Andorra tonight, Arsenal could really do with Ramsey joining Cazorla and getting his first goal of the season. Once the goals do start to flow from all over the pitch, will Arsenal have the most potent attack in the Premier League?

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  1. Wishing our players ‘injury free’ during the international break. Delighted it will be over soon….We need them back fit and firing in all cylinders…

    The goals will come for Ramsey and Santi. Once Ramsey focus on his game, the goal will come. If they are desperate to score, then it might affect their judgement in the final third… Ramsey got a good goal ruled out against Liverpool… Anyway, the goals will come.

  2. Cazorla plays too deep at Arsenal to be a goal scoring threat. He doesn’t play in same position for Spain.

  3. why do i hate international breaks this much?




    BTW: when was the Last time we played without carzola?……. My point being, i dn’t get the title cuz carzola has always been integral to the team time without remembering!

  4. I think this is why some fans advocated for Cazorla to play Ozil position for a spell, he offers more goal threat. For Spain I doubt he has similar defensive duties than at Arsenal so I wouldn’t get too carried away. His goals have dried up because he has more defensive obligations/duties. I prefer the new Santi, he’ll still pop up with some goals but I wouldn’t bet on him breaking records made. I love watching Santi when he runs around getting stuck in, sliding and blocking. Reminds me of when a school ground bully picks on the wrong kid ..unexpectedly tough little nut.

  5. funny that players like chambers sanchez cazorla coquelin bellerin and mertz are rarely injured.But heavy weights like welbeck ramsey ox koscienly are always present in the medical room

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