Arsenal fans have been given more reasons to rue the departure of their star skipper Robin van Persie to Manchester United after the Gunners succumbed to their second straight goalless draw in as many games this season. However, Arsene Wenger remains upbeat that the club can find its goalscoring touch without Van Persie, according to reports in the Independent.
Although the French boss did sign an explosive attacking trio in Lukas Podolski, Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla, the goals are yet to come for the Arsenal side this season. Although the players have individually garnered some attention for their skills, they are yet to gel as a team and produce the goals for Arsenal.
“The understanding was missing,” Wenger commented. “One month ago Cazorla and Podolski did not know each other. There is work to be done on the training ground. There is potential but something is missing. I am very positive about my team. We must find a way around that by sharing around the goals we scored with Van Persie. Giroud can’t think like he should replace Van Persie. I had the same questions when Thierry Henry left. We have to take perspective.”
A big plus for the side, as also noted by Wenger, was their defensive discipline. Van Persie hammered in 30 league goals for the Gunners, but their defensive weakness often took the points out of their hands last season. This season has started on a positive note as Arsenal’s defence managed to contain the threat of Sunderland and Stoke.
Wenger continues to scour the market for one more signing in this window, but is confident that over time, his new look squad can step up their game and begin slamming in the goals.
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