Mikel Arteta believes Arsenal still haven’t solved their problem of spreading targets across the team since Unai Emery’s reign.
The Gunners have been closely reliant on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has scored 22 objectives within the Premier League in each of the final two seasons.
Alexandre Lacazette is Arsenal’s second-highest scorer within the league that very same timeframe with 23 goals combined And Arteta believes he’s nonetheless attempting to repair the identical subject that Emery was confronted with after he took over from Arsene Wenger.
When requested about Arsenal’s lack of objectives, Arteta stated: ‘There are many factors, if you compare the Premier League with the Europa League, it’s different.
‘If you look in the last few years, how the team has shared the goals in the Premier League, it’s been quite limited. That’s not an issue that is happening now, it’s an issue that’s been happening for years.
‘That has to be resolved. To put almost 80 percent of that responsibility on one man is not fair.
‘As a team, we have to resolve that. As a team, we get into a lot of situations, and sometimes the service is not right, sometimes the timing is not right, sometimes the last execution is not right but as a team, there are certain things that we have to do better.
‘Again, it’s coming from a long way. We’ve been winning matches producing similar numbers but we’ve been very efficient.
‘That sometimes is a state of energy, a state of mind, a state of confidence that you are doing everything right.
‘When it gets to the moment you hit [the ball] and it doesn’t hit the post, and if it does hit the post, it goes in. That’s the difference.
‘Football, in the end, is about the cohesion and the energy and belief of the team. When you lose games that get touched and that’s one of the beauties of this sport, how you react against that adversity.’
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