We all know the massive amount of research that Unai Emery puts in to each of Arsenal’s opponents and his almost fanatical trait of compiling videos to teach his players how to work to his tactics, but despite all these brilliant improvements the fct is that our defence keep conceding avoidable goals in every single game.
Even Emery spoke about it today. He said: “Today I was speaking in the dressing room with the players for half an hour, different things, tactically and other things,”
“We have scored 26 goals in the Premier League. That’s very good for us. But how many have we conceded? 15. That is a lot.
“At the moment the balance is positive, but it is not enough.
“We need to keep the scoring statistic, but concede fewer chances and let in less goals.
“Sixteen games without losing, that’s fantastic. But the last three we have drawn. That is not enough at the moment.”
Our grim stats show that we have had just two clean sheets out of our twelve League games so far, no matter who is in goal or who makes up our back line. We have tried many different combinations but we haven’t really found a solid defence, and the amount of shots we give away to our opponents is nothing short of amazing. We have conceded a massive 14 shots per game on average and we have only had 12 ourselves! Luckily we are converting more than our opponents but as Emery, the team and the fans are aware. Something’s gotta change or we are going to get seriously punished at some point.
But what can Emery do?
POINT TO PONDER – Bournemouth have scored 21 goals, one more than Spurs and Man United, and have only conceded one more than Arsenal!