Maybe Arsenal should try to start a new type of football where points are awarded for possession and passing statistics, because we absolutely rock at that side of the game. Until then, however, we need to find a way to win football matches the old boring traditional way.
And that means scoring more goals than the team you are facing, something the Gunners do not seem to be able to do this season. If the other team scores two, then so will we, eventually, and if we score first then it’s time to let one in.
I am being flippant I know but it has been so frustrating this season to see Arsenal play well up to a point but fail to apply the finishing touches and claim all the points. Just four wins from 13 games this season tells the story, but why are we struggling when we have dominated the ball in almost every game we played.
Well the set pieces need to be better for starters. Another 10 corners came and went without troubling Hull yesterday and that is something that Wenger and Mertesacker have already spoken about. Keep working on them guys. And it seems to me that more work on the training field is the answer to get our talented attacking players working together to create more chances.
At times yesterday the Arsenal players looked like they had just met and we need to be clicking and working as a fluent team. Maybe we are starting to see how much Mesut Ozil gelled the side together, but we still have the players to do it. Something needs to change, because not creating enough chances and our inability to score from corners and crosses is simply killing our season.