There is one flaw in Arsenal’s game they need to correct quickly

Arsenal’s 2022–23 league season was their best in years. Arteta rekindled some Gooners’ love for the club by showing how ruthless they were towards other Premier League teams.Though the Gunners were good, unfortunately, they failed to lift the league title in the end.
A lot has been said about where they went wrong, and many recommendations have been made. Arsenal’s 2022–23 league season is their best in years.
A lot has been said about where they went wrong, and many recommendations have been made. But here’s one setback that has yet to be talked about: the fact that Arsenal isn’t capitalizing on set pieces.
Only 20% of Arsenal’s goals came from set pieces, the third lowest in the league. Only Brighton, with 18%, and Manchester United, with 15%, scored less. Man City, their main rivals, got 29% of their goals from set plays, and so it is clear you have to excel in set plays to thrive in the Premier League.
With Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Martinelli, Martin Odegaard, Leandro Trossard, Eddie Nketiah, Reiss Nelson, and even Granit Xhaka, Arteta had enough quality to have the finest attack.
Even the smallest things matter. When they return in pre-season, among other things Arteta ought to work on, he and his boys ought to put so much focus on their set-piece routine to boost their abilities in front of goal.
Daniel O

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  1. Arsenal have a huge flaw it’s called transfer negotiations.
    I fully expect Arsenal to miss out on Rice – he will end up at City or Chelsea or United. – anywhere except Arsenal it’s just so predictable.
    They just wait and watch us deliberate causing the selling club to become frustrated and then just step in – it’s the same every time

  2. Short memory DanielO.
    Arsenal does have a set-piece coach, Nicolas Jover, and last August there was an article here on JustArsenal praising him to the skies 😏.
    I think our weakness as always is not killing games off when we are in a commanding position, often costing valuable points.

    1. Well we praised the set piece coach far too early. We are not great at set pieces and yes, we cant defend under pressure. So more than one thing needs putting right. A plan B would also help. Changing tactics would also help.

  3. @me its same old story it will happen just as you saying ,i remember on january window we were after caicedo and ended up with jorginho and a was mad at that i was saying show some balls like you mean business stamp out the cash and i was attacked here by other arsenal fans saying why should we waste money jorginho a safer bet,we shouldve had just give brighton what they wanted ,but ended up with jorginho ,now we after rice apparently was first bid rejected ,saga will continue until 2 weeks before the start of season ,now we need a proper proper striker and its been reported we are after havertz 70m or 60m i dont know ,i just give up , why dont just add up more money and go for ohmisen ,also we after cancelo apparently ,i just give up ,i would rather edu come up in a press conference and say we dont have the money i will 100% respect that than chasing shadows and or buying chelsea rejects and city rejects .sorry who disagrees with me thats my opinion

  4. The major flaw in Arsenal’s game is conceding goals, not scoring them – whether from set or open play.
    If we maintain the scoring record of this past season, and make it a bit more difficult for teams to score against us, we would have a far better season coming

  5. The % of goals doesn’t matter here, it’s the raw number that dictates how good you are from set plays (so clearly city are fantastic). If a team scores 3 goals all season, and they’re all from set plays that’s 100%, obviously – does that mean they’re especially dangerous from set plays?

  6. If Arsenal has a gentleman agreement there is no need to rush and pay over the top for Rice.
    Players have a lot of power and will get his wish in the end, ofcourse West Ham would want to wring every possible pounds they can get from us.

    Maybe we should try to get the Caicedo kid first seen that we have Rice in the bag.

  7. We’re better at defending set pieces these days and aren’t too bad at scoring from corners, maybe average, scoring directly from a set piece is maybe where we falter a wee bit

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