Aubameyang & co tasked with replacing 60% of Arsenal’s goals
Manchester United’s capture of Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott’s switch to Everton earlier in January and Giroud’s move to Chelsea on deadline day saw all of Arsenal’s top three Premier League scorers from last season leave the club for Premier League rivals. According to stats from daily fantasy football game Oulala.com Arsenal have lost 59.7% of their 2016/17 Premier League goal output this month.
Oulala.com stats show that combined; Sanchez (24), Giroud (12) and Walcott (10) scored a total of 46 Premier League goals in 2016/17, an overall contribution of 59.7% of Arsenal’s 77 league goals last season.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, signed by Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund on transfer deadline day; alongside Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alexandre Lacazette, will be tasked with filling the goal scoring void left by the outgoing trio of Sanchez, Giroud and Walcott.
How Wenger plans to fit in all of his new, and expensive, players is a question even he admits he doesn’t have the answer to yet. One thing is clear though: they need to hit the ground running and click as a unit, fast. Arsenal cannot afford to lose any more games this season and with a suspect defence our only hopes of climbing the table is a devastating attack.
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