Things are not going well for Arsenal at the moment, especially our strikers, and whoever else finds themselves in a goalscoring position. The Gunners haven’t won any of our last four League games, and we haven’t scored in the last three. Theo Walcott hasn’t scored since before Christmas, not to mention blowing the easy one-on-one chance in the last minute against Burnley. Olivier Giroud was scoring for fun before Xmas, but in the last nine games, he has only scored in two of them.
Yesterday the stats said that we had 22 shots against Southampton but still ended up goal-less. It sounds like there is a crisis of confidence going on, and if we don’t find a solution soon we are in danger of dropping completely out of the title race.
Giroud himself thinks that Arsenal must keep at it and believe that the goals will return soon, hopefully in our next League game. “It’s a long way to go and we just need momentum,” he said. “Hopefully we can start that against Bournemouth and then after we have a big February and March until the international break.
“We’re going to see how it’s going to be but we need to keep our heads up and keep working on what we are doing well.
“Hopefully we are going to have better nights to come, because tonight we were a bit unlucky and a bit sad to draw.
“We had so many chances to score and we didn’t do it. We missed chances here and it could have been maybe 4-1 or 5-2 but their ‘keeper did well and it is hard.
“You have to keep the faith and keep believing that you will maybe score. That is what we tried to do but he [Fraser Forster] had a very good day. He was always in the right position and did very well and it is frustrating.
“Now we are five points from Leicester City so it is going to be a hard time in the few weeks to go and we need to get as many points as we can.
“It’s not over – we need to stay positive and be more efficient in the next games to come.”
Postivity seems to be lacking right now, amongst the players and the fans, as all our rivals winning last night dropped us down to fourth in the table. We have to go to Bournemouth next, and since we beat them 2-0 in December, they have only lost one of their 7 games since then. The biggest worry of course is that Benik Afobe, who we sold for peanuts, has arrived and scored in their last two games.
Be worried. Be very worried…..