Arsenal have just suffered defeat to Aston Villa in the Premier League and once again have to pay the price for the lack of goals in attack.
After 8 rounds in the Premier League this season, Arsenal only scored 9 goals, their lowest level since the 1998/99 campaign (also 9 goals). In the last 4 rounds, the “Gunners” had 3 times of silence against Man City, Leicester and Aston Villa, only scoring one goal with a penalty from Aubameyang.
With this small number, it is easy to understand why Arsenal lost 50% of the Premier League matches since the beginning of the season (August 4) and ranked 11th.
Arsenal have only scored 9 goals in 8 Premier League games this season. Although coach Mikel Arteta regularly turns his forces around in the Europa League, meaning the best squad for the Premier League, Arsenal still disappoints in their attempt to find a goal.
The worst is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who lost himself since signing a new contract with a terrible salary. In the last 7 matches in the tournament, he only had 1 time to find the opponent’s net with a penalty (against MU).
In the defeat to Aston Villa, fans saw Aubameyang play 90 minutes in the Premier League at home for the first time without launching a shot.
Aubameyang has only 2 goals in 717 minutes in the Premier League this season
Looking at the ranking of the Premier League’s indexes, it is easy to understand why Arsenal are so thirsty for goals.
They are only 19th in the Premier League for combinations that generate shots, 13th for goals, 14th for shots to hit the goal, 17th for most important passes, and No. 16 on expected goals.
All have raised the question that Arsenal lacks a midfielder who can bring the same creativity as Mesut Ozil did before.