‘Do Arsenal have enough goals?’ – Pundit analyses race for the top four

Graeme Souness was discussing the race for the top four this weekend, and questions whether Arsenal have enough goal-power to win that race.

The Gunners are currently in the driving seat after the latest sequence of results, with us beating Wolves on Thursday before Spurs lost to the same side this weekend, while West Ham and Man United both dropped points also.

We now have the favourable advantage of having the race in our hands, with the fact that if every team wins all of their games in hand, we will sit highest in the table at present.

There is still a long way to go in the race for fourth, with a number of sides in contention at present, and and you could pick holes in each team’s chances of finishing in the top four.

Souness believes that our attack could be well be our undoing in our efforts to reach the Champions League.

“I think it will go all the way till the end,” Souness said live on Sky Sports, as cited by HITC. “You go through those teams. Do Arsenal have enough goals?

“Spurs look to be in trouble trying to regain some confidence. Right now, you would take them out of it. Wolves are a really good team.

“Coming back to Man United, scoring goals is the hardest thing and they have so many strikers. You would think they could get that mix right. That’s what makes them dangerous.

“But they are struggling for any sort of continuity.”

While we are definitely lacking options through the middle, the rest of our team has chipped in with plenty goals this term, but our biggest strength appears to lie in our mentality. The team thrives on working hard for each other, while apart from Wolves, that is something that our others rivals are really struggling with.

Wolves squad depth will likely be their undoing, while there is every chance that Man United or Harry Kane could wake up in time to mount a serious challenge, but at present, I’m fully behind us to make it.


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  1. The usual moan is they can’t defend now it’s they can’t score 😂 wolves have one of the worst offensive records in the PL, totts are crap and so are united… If we don’t make top 4 this season then what does that say about us 🤔

  2. Every week on the Sky sports app,their pundits discuss and try to predict the top 4,every week they change their mind.as for Souness.
    -Wolves are a very good team,I wouldn’t go that far,the sp*ds gifted them the goals.
    – Manure struggle to score and keepinp clean sheets
    – sp*ds 3 losses on the run.
    -West- Ham are going through a bit of a slump and have been lucky lately.

  3. as to the titular question surrounding goals, I’m quite concerned about the very real possibility that we don’t have enough goals in us to land that coveted last Euro spot…not to mention, if we can’t find other ways to score, it will definitely hurt our developmental “process” as it will undoubtedly lead to more of the mind-numbing negative football we’ve witnessed far too often over the last calendar year

    we’re decent defensively, or slightly above average considering that many of our nearest competitors have struggled to defend this season, but to expect that we can collect a whole mess of 1-0 results and learn something in the process is a very disconcerting proposition…Ramsdale is by far our best defensive player, albeit Gabs has performed admirably most of the season, but to expect our Keeper to carry us to those heights seems like a tough ask

    1. I was going to mention 1-0 victories but as you rightly pointed out,getting a good few/enough to see us through might be near impossible,we need our midfielders to start scoring again and our defenders chipping in with goals from set pieces and of course Laca,Martinelli,Saka to score a few even Pépé could play an important part.

  4. If arsenal want to have the top 4 slot come end of the season, they will also need to win all their outstanding and also try to win the top 6 or 7 team, they will need to better that result.

  5. I agree with you Oba, if we beat all top 6 teams then we’re home and dry, Man U are moving backwards, Leicester again, Wolves and West ham are the greatest threats so far but Arsenal need more goals and I hope Man City, Liver and Chelsea will also do favor to other teams there and Arsenal’S main problems now are red cards if you know you know

  6. Winning games about more that having a top striker banging in goals. 1 player can score 25 goals a season but that doesn’t give you success of any kind. Especially if that player squanders 2-3 goals per game for their own personal quest for a golden boot. We have players who can score goals Saka, ESR, Odegaard, Pepe and Martinelli all capable of scoring plenty of goals.

    Arsenal have had more than its fair share of negativity in regards to:

    – You cant win things without a top keeper
    – Our defence is too weak
    – Our team doesn’t have a spine
    – We don’t get enough goals from midfield
    – Were not aggressive enough
    – Were too Ill diciplined to win things
    – Now it’s can we score enough goals

    Even though all of this has been true of Arsenal over the last 19 years since the invincible season. It’s the same media agenda against the club, every club has these issues but we seem to be the club that bears the brunt.

    Personally I think we need to win 11-13 of our final 16 games to get 4th, based on our rivals form of late especially. If that’s playing negative 1-0 football who gives a shit what’s more important? That “attacking flair” will come with confidence and successes. For now it’s needs must and win at all costs. A win is more important than flair and the development of this “process” hinges on it.

  7. We should note that if we win our 2 games in hand, we will be 2 points behind 3rd player Chelsea. We can make top3 guys.
    Mancity and Liverpool are guaranteed the top 3 spots.
    Chelsea, Arsenal, Wolves, Spurs, Man United and West ham will fight for the remaining 2 positions.

    And I believe Arsenal will make top4

  8. We really don’t have to win soooo many games to clinch top4. Will any of these other teams will all their games. We need a decent end to the season and we will be fine.
    Because Chelsea is in third does not make them unreachable, a good run can see us in 3rd, Chelase is also struggling IMO.
    The best 2 of the bad bunch will claim 3rd and 4th

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