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Arteta: ‘if we don't score goals we can't do nothing’

Mon 07 December 2020 | 7:42

Mikel Arteta believes Arsenal’s key problem has been their lack of goals and it hurt them again in the game against Tottenham.

Although

Arsenal

enjoyed more possession in the game against

Tottenham

on Sunday, they lost 2-0 disappointingly in the end and

Mikel Arteta

blames his team.

Arsenal had 69.2 percent possession and delivered their most crosses (32) in open play since February 2016.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette struggled during the game and were unable to score. The pair also have been struggling this season as they have only scored five Premier League goals together.

On the other side, Son Heung-min and Harry Kane, who scored one goal each in the game against Arsenal, have scored 18 goals and provided 13 assists together this season.

"You look at all the stats, they're in our favor, but at the end of the day it's about putting the ball in the net," Arteta said after the game.

"We had the chances. We had generated probably more than ever this season, put the ball in the box more than ever, had the numbers there.

"But at the end of the day we have to score the goals, and when they had a half-chance they scored, and at the moment we haven't. To build something, you need results.

"I take a lot of positives for the way we played, when we come here in this moment and play with the personality, the courage, the passion, the energy and the belief the boys showed.

"At the end, it's a football match and you have to win it, and we lost again today.”

Arsenal are now 15th in the

Premier League

table and Arteta was asked about how he is going to change things around for his team.

"By scoring goals, very simple," he answered. "We need to score goals. If not, it's unsustainable. It doesn't matter what we do in other departments of the pitch, if we don't score goals we can't do nothing.

"A cross doesn't mean just an aerial cross. There were a lot of good parts where we penetrated the penalty box on numerous occasions.

"Just to find the last pass or the final ball and the goal came through, we didn't hit it, they blocked it - it was a lot of things to happen.

"If we generate it every week we will win football matches. At the moment it looks like we need to do a lot to score a goal. We need to put the ball in the net, urgently."


source: SportMob