Need for a Striker
I have read so many articles this year but none of them ever mentioned or even came close to mentioning the fact that how fatal the combination of Arsenal can be with Sanchez and Walcott both in front and Ozil coming behind them.
Well that’s one pacey and talented attack with creativity at the very footstep and talent unimagined. But let us not forget that with such devastating attack in front there is the ambience of creative talent following them with Santi Cazorla in the middle along with Ramsey. All this creativity is built on the solid foundation of Coquelin who stands like a wall in between the counter attacks and creative play of the opposition.
Pundits: I do not know the reason why but they do try to down play Arsenal’s attacking option where we all forget that scoring 4 -5 goals was a regular against mid table clubs by Arsenal in recent past. And though that luxury of raining goals have dried a little still the talent has immaculately increased if not remaining at the same high standard of the past.
The only thing lacking or found absent as of right now in the Arsenal team is spark, which is bound to come and the arrival is not far away as these set of player rub shoulder with shoulder day in and day out, and begin to form a chemistry which will run thrills in the life of most supporters.
Let us see closely how many goal scorers we have in this current lineup analyzing the last 5 years goal scoring records, with proven track records and those with talent to reach there.
So looking at above details it seems that Arsene Wenger has created a pool of goal scorers where the team is not relying on a single source. Walcott has been on the top sheet for some time and with his current form seems a 20 goal asset right now, and Sanchez is another 20 goal asset, so all together we come in the region of 40 plus goals with these two.
In addition not to forget Santi, Ramsey and Giroud all easily can pass 10. Plus we have Oxlade, Wilshere and Welbeck waiting to be unleashed in the football arena to prove their worth and talent to the world.
As Arsene Wenger on multiple occasions has said, the other team should always be in doubt which player to mark, as there are so many goal scorers that one cannot just pin point and block the given player.
If you analyze you will find all big teams do the same and not rely on one resource for scoring goals, and often they have one or two players on the bench to provide an impact as and when required. The total goals per season suggest that we have not been much off with the goal scoring any ways, with passing time the chemistry has increased and with some world class talent there is a lot of hope especially this season.
Our current squad certainly has all the elements of a big team and the potential to rule the world of football and the past week has shown just some of that promise that I have talked about and plenty more is on its way as more and more players are gaining confidence.
So just to sum up GOONERs, we have a squad already in our hand which requires little adjustments and a lot of backing and cheering from our side just to make them feel that we as Supporters are with them and want to enjoy this season with some sensational football and Trophy will do a cheery on the top.
The Anniversaries (full list for today on the home page)
- 27 October 1981: Arsenal 2 Sheffield Utd 0 (League Cup) Final game for Willie Young (who scored one of the goals; Sunderland got the other). He had played 170 league games, after which he played for Nottingham Forest, Norwich, Brighton and Darlington before becoming a publican, and running a kennelling business.
- 27 October 1984: A 3-1 defeat to West Ham was the start for Arsenal of a run in which they won just 12 league games out of 30 between this date and May 11 as they slipped from being top of the table and finished in sixth place.
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