Arsenal simply must find their scoring boots in time for next Thursday’s game

Another bore draw caused by a lack of finishing!

All Arsenal could muster up was another boring and unsatisfying draw as their finishing was lacking once again!

As Arsenal stepped out onto the pitch against Slavia Prague, many fans I’m sure, myself included, felt quite positive that the team would go out and get a comfortable result. Okay, I’m not saying the Gunners are good enough to win the competition, in fact I’d rather be looking at euro betting offers than be putting money on Arsenal to win the Europa League, but I thought that they would easily get past Slavia Prague at least.

Starting the game brightly yet failing to create a shot didn’t unnerve the team. But I must admit it felt quite flat and like they were just kicking the ball around hoping for a miracle to happen.

A number of chances came and went as quick as they were created but the lack of creative spark and the lack of clinical finishing was soon going to be the cause of our downfall.

It took substitutes Nicolas Pepe and Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang to come on to really spark the team into life and so it did, when Aubameyang set up Pepe who had quite a lot to do to find the back of the net, showing his pace and strength to beat the defender and loft the ball into the back of the net for a 1-0 lead.

There was plenty of time to get a second, yet as always Arsenal shot themselves in the foot and poor defending from a set piece once again saw them concede in the 93rd minute of the game, handing Slavia an away goal despite being second best in the team and blowing the tie wide open!

Aubameyang

Now I know and I am sure he knows himself, that Aubameyang hasn’t been in the best of form and has been inconsistent at times, but I can’t help but feel that if he had played in place of Saka alongside Lacazette then maybe, just maybe, we wouldn’t be cursing our chances that were missed.

The boys no doubt have to step it up big time next week in Prague and I have no doubt that they will be able to go and find their scoring boots to comfortably get the away goals to put us through to the next round!

Here’s hoping hey Gooners!?

Shenel Osman

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6 Comments

  1. Mogunna says:

    Golden boot cant score playing LW, nor without ball…

    Wen Arteta plays Saka as a RW, he is not as prolific, his crosses not so accurate and combines not as well than on his natural LW and foot.

    Play Willian on LW is same thing but also ruins our attack…

    You play Suarez or Lewondoski as LW, and you get same result; no goals.

    1. Goonster says:

      But aint he been playing there for most of his Arsenal career so far?
      How come that before he signed his contract he was still scoring?

      1. Mogunna says:

        Auba plays CF and prolific there.

        He also played on RW but close to the box.

        His position is CF….

        1. Mogunna says:

          Auba not scoring is not linked at all with his wage. Play Suarez or Lewondoski as left wing and you wont get goals….Simple as that.

          Money doesnt effect players, they all make so much of it.

          Ozil issue never been money, club made it that as fans who are right to wonder, what happening to Auba.

          Ozil was good and top assisting most of his carreer; but can’t play without his back secured and someone passing ball…

          I keep pointing such details as Arteta lack of experience…He has no clue.

          And even if Ozil had lost all his quality overnite; the way his situation was treated and managed was simply scandalous and embarrassi’g., shameful.

          He is a human being, and it was extremly cynical and evil.

          We could have sold him when Wenger left and after…

          Or simply by out his contract, let him go…Not trick him into a new deal splashing money at him….He didnt ask for none of it, was begged, doing well then…

          Poor management is our overall issue,

          What happened to Chelsea?

          They got a coach with experience and fighting for CL spot and to win it!

          We love him, but he is no way ready nor any assistant coach come and coach a top team with zero experience.

          A cheap option hunting Kroenke and his board back as Ozil saga.

          Pepe as well, a payement plan trick, flash us away from Zaha who was cheaper but full payement!

          Luiz, Willian, Ceballos hunting same way…Tricks cheap options!

          That is reality we do not see; money is all it is about at club level, not players who are paid to perfotm…

          We are totally mismanaged..

    2. Ackshay says:

      The problem seems to be with that LW position more than the players then
      Bench LW he is our worst player

      1. Mogunna says:

        we have no pb at LW spot; we have best EPL LW if not in Europe,; Saka.

        We also have a talent named Martinelli who makes damages on wings, and Pepe pure winger who can indeed play on left, his main foot.

        Therefore to play Willian or Auba there is wrong and keep switching Saka for that, even more so….

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