Arsenal need more scoring solutions to challenge top teams, says Arteta

Arsenal need more scoring solutions to challenge top teams, says Arteta

Arsenal should goal to attain as much as 100 targets a season to enrich their strong defensive file if they’re to compete with the Premier League elites, supervisor Mikel Arteta mentioned on Friday.

Arsenal have conceded the least targets (seven) within the league thus far this season, however Arteta`s facet have scored 9 instances in seven video games — second-lowest among the many prime 10 groups within the competitors.

Arteta, nonetheless, mentioned the crew proved their attacking potential after they thrashed Norwegian facet Molde 4-1 within the Europa League on Thursday.

“To get that balance right is not easy,” Arteta advised a information convention forward of Sunday`s residence recreation in opposition to Aston Villa. It is one thing that now we have been engaged on within the final two weeks. You may see final evening that we had been rather more fluent in assault. We scored the targets and we had extra alternatives. To be a prime crew you need to rating 90-100 targets (a season) if you wish to be competing with the highest weapons. It is a problem for us and an space now we have to enhance and get higher,” he famous.

Arteta mentioned he expects Villa to be longing for a win on the Emirates Stadium this weekend after successive defeats by Leeds United and Southampton and that 
Arsenal will probably be cautious of the risk possessed by their in-form captain Jack Grealish.

“He (Grealish) is a player who can make a difference at any moment in the game,” the 38-year-old supervisor mentioned.

“He has this personality against any opponent, at any ground, to take the ball in any area of the pitch and he can make the difference, so we have to look after him.”

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