Mikel Arteta praised Fraser Forster for his heroics, which denied Arsenal the chance to score in their match against Southampton at the weekend, but Darren Bent is not interested.
The Gunners missed so many chances in the game with Forster proving too good to be beaten by Mikel Arteta’s men multiple times over.
The game ended in an eventual 1-0 defeat for the Gunners, a third consecutive loss for them, and it wasn’t what they needed.
Arteta believed if not for the heroics of the man in goal, his team could have at least scored a goal, but Bent claims he allowed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who could have netted in that game, to leave, so he has no excuse.
The former striker tells Talk Sport: “I don’t want to hear that their keeper was outstanding and ‘we should have scored’. Put the ball in the back of the net. You sold Aubameyang for nothing and let him go, and he would have scored a chance [in that game].”
Just Arsenal Opinion
Forster was in great form, but we should have taken some of the chances we created, and that is where a top striker comes in.
Without Aubameyang or Alexandre Lacazette, it was almost impossible for us to get a win from that game, and that is exactly what happened.
We would still struggle in other matches if the likes of Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe don’t rediscover their scoring boots.