Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has admitted his frustration at his side’s failings in front of goal, claiming their dominant displays should be bringing home the points.
The Gunners heavily dominated their last three Premier League matches against Manchester United, Southampton and West Ham, but only managed to pick up a total of two points from those matches.
These results have seen us fall from fourth to seventh in the division, and Bellerin is blaming his attacking players for failing to produce, while the rest of the team are ‘good’.
‘It’s difficult because we are dominating the games, we have opportunities, we have the ball possession. But we don’t have the effectiveness in front of the goal, we lack a little creativity,’ the Spain international said.
‘And that’s what makes our game something that people like to see, football with a lot of spectacle, with a lot of first touch, with a lot of speed.
‘I don’t know, we lack this, especially in the last quarter of the pitch.
‘Defensively we are good at the back, we are conceding few goals, but we need to improve at the front.
‘We have to keep working and play the next match with a little more audacity.’
To simply blame our attack on our defeat to Manchester United would be a bit rich considering the errors which saw us trailing by two goals inside 11 minutes, and West Ham also had chances gifted to them which could easily have seen us lose that match, and I personally find it rich that the underperforming defender is blaming other areas of the team for their displays.
Bellerin is one of a number of players who definitely needs to up their game, but is our attack the ones who need to make the most improvement?