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4 Aspects where Arsenal still need to improve

Harsh Pillai
ANALYST
Top 5 / Top 10
2.39K   //    27 Dec 2018, 18:37 IST

Arsenal once again dropped two points, and they sit 5th on the table.
Arsenal once again dropped two points, and they sit 5th on the table.

It was indeed a thrilling encounter between Arsenal and Brighton. The game was a tough one for the home side, but luckily, they grabbed a point as a result of poor finishing from the Arsenal forwards. Brighton hosted Arsenal at the American Express stadium, and it was a quality game of football.

Both teams failed to convert big chances; however, it was Brighton who turned out to be more dominating than the Gunners, surprisingly enough.

Arsenal looked keen to score since the starting minutes of the game, but the likes of Lacazette and Aubameyang were not clinical enough. They missed vital chances, and as a result, they could not capitalise on such a great chance to climb up the table, as Manchester City dropped points as well.

On the other hand, Ozil's inconsistency is getting much significant with time. Once again, he had a disappointing game. Unai Emery has given him the preferred role of a number 10, but his inconsistency has cost the team once again.

Brighton held Arsenal to a draw, and the home side was exposed at their defence for the first goal. Arsenal was lucky enough that they had Bernd Leno between the sticks, though even he misjudged the first goal for Brighton

Here are four factors where Arsenal still needs to work on, in order to compete for the Premier League title.


#4 Creativity

The German playmaker is often seen dropping deep to start attacks, but he still has failed to make impacts on games on a regular basis.
The German playmaker is often seen dropping deep to start attacks, but he still has failed to make impacts on games on a regular basis.

Arsenal has been heavily dependent on Ozil to create through the centre of the pitch. The German playmaker is said to be the best when it comes to vision, but he has been extremely inconsistent for a few seasons now.

With the January transfer market coming, Arsenal must plan to add reinforcements. A playmaker and a quality left winger should be the priority for the London side.

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The sole reason behind bringing a playmaker is to make Ozil feel the competition from the bench.

Except for Ozil, there is not a number 10 in the squad who can take up the job of Mesut Ozil, and this might be one of the few reasons why Ozil performs on a world-class level once in few games.

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Harsh Pillai
ANALYST
A huge football enthusiast, and a die-hard Gooner. Well, undoubtedly, a passionate writer as well.
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