ARSENAL are struggling within the Premier League this season… actually struggling.
The Gunners’ 2-1 loss at home to Wolves on Sunday noticed them slip to 14th within the Premier League.
Arsenal have one of many worst taking pictures data in Europe this season
Arteta’s flops have struggled to create probabilities to get pictures off this season
Mikel Arteta’s job is now being questioned, together with his record worse than predecessor Unai Emery.
However at the least there may be one optimistic for Arsenal: It is simple to see the place the issue lies.
Arteta had hoped to pack his midfield with inventive expertise in the summertime switch window.
The likes of Lyon creator Houssem Aouar, Philippe Coutinho and Jorginho have been all linked.
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Arsenal did handle to signal Thomas Partey in a deadline day swoop after triggering his £45million launch clause.
However the lack of creativity continues to be an enormous concern – significantly with the artist previously often called ‘The Help King’, Mesut Ozil, dropped from Arteta’s Premier League and Europa League squads.
Arsenal have managed simply ten objectives in ten Premier League video games this season.
Whichever method you have a look at it, that is a surprisingly low determine… even for a facet tipped for relegation.
The truth is, solely three groups within the top-flight have scored fewer objectives – West Brom, Burnley and Sheffield United, all of whom sit within the drop zone.
With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe in assault, Gooners had believed they’d a front-three on par with Liverpool’s outrageously-talented trio.
So with all their attacking expertise, why are Arsenal struggling to attain so badly?
At first, to attain it’s essential shoot. And Arsenal do not shoot.
The Gunners have taken a median of simply 9.5 pictures per recreation within the Premier League this season.
That tally is the joint-fourth-lowest within the top-flight – on par with basement boys Sheff Utd.
Solely Crystal Palace (9.4), Burnley (9.2) and Newcastle (8.5) common fewer pictures per recreation.
Extremely, Arsenal truly common fewer pictures per recreation than EVERY bottom-ranked membership in every of the Huge 5 leagues.
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In Italy, Crotone at present sit backside of Serie A – however have nonetheless taken 10 pictures per recreation.
Huesca are dead-last in Serie A, however have managed 10.2 pictures per match.
It is the identical story within the Bundesliga and Ligue 1 too, with Schalke (10.6) and Dijon (10.1) each backside of their respective division, however getting extra pictures off than Arsenal.
Solely ONE workforce in all of Europe has taken fewer than 8 pictures per recreation – Spanish strugglers Elche, who’ve managed simply 5.4.
However each different membership within the Huge 5 leagues have managed eight or extra – with Arsenal barely above that tally.
General, the Gunners sit 84th out of the 98 groups in Europe’s Huge 5 divisions when it comes to pictures taken.
So, to get objectives it’s essential take pictures. To take pictures you need to create probabilities.
And it appears to create probabilities Arsenal might want to purchase – as a result of this present crop of flops is struggling.
Arteta can be praying the January switch window comes spherical as shortly as doable.
However he’ll need to wrestle by means of a crammed December schedule first…