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4 factors where Arsenal need to improve

Harsh Pillai
ANALYST
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2.05K   //    03 Sep 2018, 14:44 IST

#3 Need to have more strength on the left wing

Cardiff City v Arsenal FC - Premier League
Cardiff City v Arsenal FC - Premier League

The likes of Ozil and Bellerin on the right wing makes it easy for Arsenal to attack through the right, but there is no support whatsoever for Monreal on the left.

This is mainly because Mkhitaryan doesn't play well alongside Monreal. However, there are rare glimpses of Monreal making a run for a through-ball by Ramsey.

Ozil and Bellerin share a great understanding, and Bellerin's pace helps him get behind the defenders with ease. Monreal needs a better left winger who can provide him with through-balls and track back when Monreal is caught up high on the pitch.

Aubameyang is not a natural winger, but his coordination with Lacazette is appreciable, and that is the reason why Unai played him as a left winger in yesterday's away match against Cardiff City. And the idea paid off, as both Aubameyang and Lacazette got goals with the latter getting an assist as well.

Arsenal's board must be looking for a left-winger in the winter transfer market. Ousmane Dembele and Kingsley Coman were heavily linked to the North London side before the season commenced, but none of the deals materialised.

A quality left winger would be a great addition to the Arsenal squad, but it sure will lessen the chances of Mkhitaryan and Ramsey getting a spot in the starting 11.

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