Arsenal’s attack worst in Premier League as Mikel Arteta shown where to improve

Arsenal's attack has been ranked the worst in the Premier League as Mikel Arteta shown where he can improve.

The Gunners have had a stuttering start to their campaign after four league losses already.

And the latest was the most embarrassing after being thrashed at the Emirates by Aston Villa 3-0.

But perhaps more worryingly was their abysmal attacking play – where they only mustered two shots.

Arteta has a favoured line-up up top, playing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the left, Alexandre Lacazette down the middle and Willian on the right.

However, it simply has not worked with Arsenal ranked the lowest of all 91 teams in the EFL on shots in the second half (33).

The damning stats show Arteta that he must throw caution to the wind sometimes and allow his attacking players to flourish.

His sides are set up very rigidly, playing five at the back and nullifying the talent at the top.

It is true that the likes of Aubameyang, Lacazette and Willian have not performed especially well.

But to have the worst attack in the Premier League must take the tactics into consideration.

The international break has perhaps come at a good time for Arteta, who must go away and refresh his strategy this campaign because, going forward, the Gunners are poor.

They cannot even be accused of misfiring – they are not even firing at the moment.

And fans are starting to get on Arteta's case, accusing his football of being worse than Unai Emery's.

One fan said: "Just look at this stat. Also saw a stat on Auba having less chances than Maguire.

"Imagine someone telling you this at the backend of last season when he was banging them in for fun. Yet people here want to focus on individual players."

While another wrote: "I’m trying my best to support Arteta right now but these are some seriously indefensible statistics. We are worse attacking now than under Emery."

And a third posted: "Woah… that's actually pretty extreme. Arteta sitting on a lot of concerning stats for the next 2 weeks."

Another supporter said: "Our attack has relegation-level underlying stats.

"You simply can't attack this badly and expect any job security at a club like this. I'm desperate for Mikel to figure it out, because if we sack him it won't be until we're 13th on boxing day."

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