Unai Emery makes a weak excuse for the Gunners having just one shot at goal.
Arsenal’s match against Vitoria was a very poor showing in all aspects as they showed yet again why they have struggled to win games lately.
Arsenal was held to a 1-1 draw by the Portuguese side despite taking the lead. However, it was their overall showing in front of goal that was very disappointing.
Despite starting Nicolas Pepe, Bukayo Saka, and Gabriel Martinelli, Arsenal recorded only one shot on target.
The home side had four shots on goal and made 16 goal attempts, five more than Arsenal who made just seven attempts.
The Spaniard was asked why his team could only manage the one shot at their opponent’s goal. He unashamedly complained about the shape of the Portuguese side.
“They are very defensive with a big defensive structure. It is not easy because they were defending very deep and together, and to find and create small spaces was not easy against this team,” he said.
The excuses have to stop, the fans can see how poorly the team is playing and will not be duped. This is hardly the first time that Arsenal has had fewer shots than their opponents. Big teams break down defences all the time, yet Arsenal struggle week in week out.
Arsenal takes on another defensively disciplined side when they face Leicester City at the weekend. However, this Leicester side is also very good on the attack. One wonders what Arsenal will face against a team that is absolutely flying right now.