Viktor Gyokeres Arsenal EPL
Arsenal FC EPL

Arsenal are nowhere close to finishing in the top-four of the Premier League and if they can’t start scoring goals, then they won’t even end up in the top-six, that’s according to Mail Sports’ Jordan Seward.

He wrote: “Forgive me for stating the obvious, but you cannot win football matches without scoring goals.

“That right now is the biggest problem for Arsenal. They have managed just one goal in their last three matches after being beaten 1-0 at Aston Villa on the weekend while their total for the season stands at a meagre 27 – the worst in the top ten and the same as Crystal Palace.

“Mikel Arteta cannot possibly expect Arsenal to finish in the top six or anywhere near it for that matter on that kind of form.

“They are already playing catch up as it is and their struggles in front of goal will be a huge concern for Arteta.

“Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has endured a tough time on and off the pitch in recent months but Arsenal will need him to rediscover his scoring touch if they are going to have any chance of getting a place in Europe this season because Alexandre Lacazette is just not clinical enough to be their biggest scoring threat.”

Arsenal are currently 10th on the Premier League table with just 31 points and they have now failed to pick up a win in their last three league outings.

Arsenal positional stats for the 20/21 Premier League season
Arsenal positional stats for the 20/21 Premier League season

To make matters worse, the Gunners have so far scored just 27 goals in their 23 league matches, which is the lowest amongst those currently sitting in the top half of the table. Teams like West Ham, Everton and Aston Villa have all scored way more goals than Arsenal, as a result of which all of them are sitting above the North London side.

Mikel Arteta’s side get a full week’s break and next weekend they host Leeds United in the Premier League. Leeds United are a side who have conceded 38 goals so far this season so clearly if Arsenal put their feet on the peddle they can score a couple past Marcelo Bielsa’s side next weekend.

Read: Is this why Arsenal are dropping constant points in the Premier League?

Read: Arsenal suffer a massive injury setback right before they get back into the Europa League.

Read: After losing to Villa, Arteta outlines what his side needs to do to secure a top-four finish.