Arsenal’s alarming lack of creativity laid bare as stats show they are fifth worst in Prem for chances created


ARSENAL’S alarming lack of creativity has been laid bare as stats reveal they are the fifth worst in the Premier League for chances created.

The Gunners dropped to tenth after a disappointing 1-0 away loss to relegation battling Aston Villa.

Arsenal had just six shots throughout the game, with none on target.

Mikel Arteta’s side have created just 288 chances this season – 18th placed Watford have made 290.

They have scored 53 goals throughout the league campaign but conceded 46.

Mesut Ozil has currently created their most amount of chances this term with 52.

But the German has played 23 times this season but not made a single appearance since the restart in June.

Arsenal have failed to secure European football this season through their league position and would need to beat Chelsea in the FA Cup final for hopes of a Europa League spot.

Manager Arteta – who took over from Unai Emery in December – admitted their league campaign has not been acceptable.

He said: “It has to hurt and we have to suffer, it’s not good enough for this club.

“We need to improve in many areas, the team and individually.”


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