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Boss - How we can add more goals

Arsene Wenger says the whole Arsenal squad has a responsibility to score more goals this season.

The Gunners struck 71 times as they secured a third-placed finish in the 2014/15 Premier League campaign.

Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud scored 30 between them and Wenger has challenged his side to contribute more from all over the pitch.

"Our offensive and creative players scored 10 to 12 goals, that’s what you need"

Arsene Wenger

“We have enough goals in the squad,” the manager said. “What we want is some more goals from some players who are not really strikers and that was our strength traditionally. Our offensive and creative players scored 10 to 12 goals, that’s what you need.

“Don’t forget that we have plenty of strikers but sometimes players go through bad periods. The goalscoring, the finishing, is a bit more psychic than any other activity in the team and when they go through a bad spell they leave their place for somebody else.

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“Our target is to improve our number of goals but you as well have examples of teams who have scored 90 or 100 goals and have not won the championship. We want to combine good defensive efficiency with 10 more goals.

“In the second part of last season we only conceded 13 goals in 19 games. So we want to keep that and add a few more goals. I think we can find that from inside, I am convinced of that. If we can find it from outside then we will do it as well.”

 

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