Can anyone remember the last time that the Gunners scored more than just the one goal in a league game at the Emirates? That’s right, it was against Manchester United on 8th November and we’re sure that Arsenal fans would give their two front teeth for a Samir Nasri brace on Saturday.
After all, there is a goal drought at the Emirates, with the team failing to break down West Ham and Sunderland in recent weeks. Despite their inability to stick the ball in the onion bag, The Press Association reports that Monsieur Wenger is staying pretty chilled with his team’s inability to find the net. He’s certainly not putting pressure on the strikers.
“We do not put any special pressure on a guy who misses a goal chance. The bigger you make a problem, the bigger it becomes. We remind them they have the quality,” said Wenger.
He added: “I remember teams who concede goals in the final five minutes and the more you say to them ‘we don’t want to concede goals in the last five minutes’, the more it becomes a problem and the more you concede goals.”
It’s just a shame that Arsenal are still missing the talented Eduardo, who bagged a brace on his return from injury against Cardiff, only to be injured again. Once again, the scoring duties will fall to the misfiring Nicklas Bendtner, although Robin Van Persie managed to score from the penalty spot against Roma and will be keen to ease the frustration of supporters. Are the fans confident that it’s only a matter of time before an opposition team gets a good hiding at the Emirates?