Arsène Wenger believes spreading the goals around his Arsenal team is a major positive as they compete on three fronts this season.
Santi Cazorla took the plaudits on Saturday after claiming a brace in the 2-0 victory against Fulham at Emirates Stadium.
The Spaniard is the Gunners’ seventh goalscorer in the last six games, and Wenger is pleased to have such attacking riches in his squad.
If you depend on one player you think you have to put him in cotton wool to keep him fitArsène Wenger
“It’s the best thing that can happen to us, because if you depend on one player you think you have to put him in cotton wool to keep him fit,” the manager said.
“For us to know everyone can score and that someone like Ramsey, who is a goalscorer, is not playing at the moment, and Arteta, who can get us a goal as well but is not playing, that is very positive.”
Wenger also feels that too much is expected of Mesut Ozil at such an early stage in his Arsenal career.
“Sometimes people expect him to make the difference alone,” he said. “Sometimes when it doesn’t work you expect him to take the ball and put it in the net. He is more a passer than a finisher.
“[Goalscoring] is one of the things he can add to his game for sure. It doesn't need to be criticised, it needs to be encouraged.
“I think as well that the consistency of the quality of his passing slowly drains the opponent as he passes always the ball when you do not want him to do it. That slowly [allows] us to take over.
“He is 25, he can only get better. The best years are coming for him now.”Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 19 Jan 2014