By Richard Clarke
Mikel Arteta knows that goals will come for Arsenal.
The Spaniard was a disappointed man after the goalless draw at Stoke on Sunday. Traditionally, Arsène Wenger’s side have struggled at the Britannia Stadium but they were the better side at the weekend. The only thing they failed to do was hit the net.
It was Arsenal’s second successive shut-out of the season but Arteta believes a Wenger side will not be goal-shy for long. They just need to be afforded a little patience - especially the new additions in attack.
“We need to find the right balance to get the results,” said Arteta. “Being more creative can mean you are more open and concede more goals.
"We created enough chances to win the game but if you don’t take them this can happen and, for me, we lost two points.
“But we looked really organised too and I can’t remember a chance from them really. We can take some positives but we just need to get back to scoring too.
“Santi Cazorla has been very good. He finds it comfortable in the free role and we need to get him on the ball because he can have a big influence. Lukas Podolski was really good on the left today. He was coming inside and causing problems too. Giroud had some chances as well.
“We need to give them some time and not put them under pressure. You can’t do in two games what other people have done in eight years. It is impossible. We have to be calm.
“And it can change like that. Last week Olivier had a massive chance to win the game [against Sunderland] and he would have been a hero. I am happy because they have been looking good in training and I know it will come.”
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