It is clear to everyone that we need to get better in attack. We have failed to score in back to back premier league games, and we struggled to score against Rapid Vienna in the Europa League.
Against Leicester, we had 11 attempts in the first half. But only 1 in the second half.
Mikel Arteta has revealed that the plans starts with him. As it is a collective job, not just for the strikers.
On the need for attacking improvement, he said, “It is the role of everybody, first of all mine to give them the solutions and structure to attack better.
“When we are at home and we’re not able to score a goal, I am concerned. I am concerned about the second half, we should have done better, we only had the chance for Hector.
“It is something we have to improve in the final third, the solutions we have to give them to attack better, to be more continuous, to be able to sustain attacks in longer periods and put the ball in the box more.
“We have been working on that so hopefully we can improve it.”
He also pointed out how impressed he was with the way Brendan Rodgers set up his team.
“Obviously this block and the way they set up is not easy at all,” he said, “but we opened them up five or six times in the first half and should have scored a goal.
“It is something we are not too used to because we have not faced teams like that too regularly but I think it is a really good sign when Leicester suddenly comes to your house and acts like that, it is because they really respect you now and they are concerned.
“We have to take that as something very positive and and as an advantage because if teams are going to start to do that, I’m telling you we are going to win a lot of games.”
Fans will expect improvement starting from the Europa League tie against Dundalk. In recent times, the issue around our attack has been a big source of conversation on social media.