Arsenal’s football ideology is hinged on a fluid style of play that sees us retain more possession than our opponent, with our attacking players being more creative than their counterparts – which is why our players shoot less more often than not.
Arsenal came out tops in the Premier League against Swansea last Saturday, thanks to a stunning and scorching volley winning goal from Mesut Ozil.
Arsene Wenger has urged the midfield schemer to shoot more often. Ozil has been dubbed the assist king of Arsenal but this term, he has been assisted more to score than he has assisted other. What a positive irony you’d say.
‘It was an excellent goal, but he doesn’t take enough chances by shooting,’ Wenger said after the match.
‘In training he scores when he wants and the goalkeepers say how he is the hardest to read when it comes to where he is going to out the ball.
‘I hope he takes confidence from that goal, and starts shooting more in games.’
Ozil already has three goals in his seven Premier League games this season, half way to the six he managed in 35 appearances during the last campaign.
This has helped to fire the north Londoners to second in the table, and only behind leaders Manchester City on goal difference after a slow start that included a loss to Liverpool and draw with Leicester City.