If Arsenal keep trying, they will score goals one day

Arsenal have had a torrid season in front of goal, and it doesn’t matter how good the defence is, if the strikers don’t put the ball in the net then we won’t win games, it’s as simple as that, says Hector Bellerin.

We only managed three shots in the whole game against Liverpool, and desite having lots of BIG chances to score against Slavia Prague, we only managed to get two of our attempts on target, but Bellerin says we just have to stay positive and keep trying. He said on Arsenal.com: “You can blame it on anything you want, but at the end of the day it comes down to the goals we score and the goals we concede, and I think throughout the game we put ourselves in situations that we could have taken the lead, but this is football,” he added.

“You’ve got to keep trying, you’ve got to keep trying, and on another game we will score them and today wasn’t the day. I think also when you put yourself 1-0 up there’s better ways of managing the game in the way we did and as players we take the responsibility.

“We know when we make mistakes and at the same time, I think it’s a very positive performance when you look to go away next Thursday. They’re a team that makes things difficult for every single team that they’ve played against, and I think I felt comfortable on the ball and I felt like the team did all the right things that we were asked to do and there’s still 90 minutes to play for. We’re ready for it.”

It does seem quite incredible when you watch some of the goals we have missed this year, and we must surely be worried about Aubameyang. In the last three games he has only had one shot on goal in the 200 minutes he played, and that was an easy tap-in against Prague that he missed!

In this topsy-turvry, roly-poly season we are having, I guess I would be surprised if we suddenly got 5 goals tomorrow at Sheffield, and none in the next 3 games, or even the other way round!

Oh well, I guess we just have to keep trying….

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  1. ozziegunner says:

    Hector Bellerin should keep his head down, let his football do the talking and concentrate on his contribution in defense and attack to get a winning result.
    Hopefully he is practicing his positioning in defense, interceptions and tackling, overlapping runs in attack and putting in a good cross or shot at the end of it. Actions, not words.

    1. Declan says:

      I’m sure he is doing all the things you are asking him to practice but is he supposed to not say anything when interviewed by his own club for their own website?

  2. A J says:

    Pity “saying all the right things” doesn’t win football matches !

    1. SueP says:

      Agree with both you and ozziegunner.

  3. Andrew Elder says:

    We’re 11th! Man City 1 Leeds 2. He’s right we do need to start scoring and soon.

    1. Declan says:

      And it’s currently Liverpool 0-Villa 1.

    2. John Ibrahim says:

      Leeds won it with 10men in an away game

      its amazing…

      1. A J says:

        And Bielsa uses a translator !

        Is this a problem at Leeds ?

        But we couldn’t’ except “Good Ebbening”.

        At least Emery was trying to learn the language of the country he was working in.

        Unai was thrown under the bus.

        Make no mistake, he’s eyeing the Europa – beware !!!

  4. Mogunna says:

    11th as our average season’s spot is not really doing anything by now, just random, instead of shocking…

    If you have a CF Golden boot and burry him all season as a LW; lewondosky or Suarez both look lost as Auba….

    He has been cool because harmbrand’s trap he fell into and got caught to. Confusing the boy ..

    Unreal stuff!

  5. CorporateMan says:

    Good thing is we are creating the chances now.
    Earlier in the season we could play the entire game without creating a realistic chance of scoring
    The introduction of Emile Smith-Rowe and, later, Odegaard has helped the team’s creative capacity

  6. Freddie Mwandia says:

    I think we should concentrate on our young stars and believe in them, also Arteta should look for goalkeeper who is commanding, Leno nowadays concede very simple goals and that’s very unfortunate for us because we released a good goalkeeper we can see what he’s doing at villa, we trusted on Leno but of late he’s not showing his seriousness in goalposts.

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