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Boss - Whole team must contribute goals

Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger says his side must develop the “collective aspect” of their game when it comes to goalscoring.

The Gunners kick off the new campaign at home to West Ham United on Sunday after an excellent pre-season in which they have scored 15 times.

Wenger has been pleased to see the goals shared around the squad, and says they must continue to do so over the coming months.

"I think we have to depend less on one guy who comes in and then scores all the goals, and continue to develop our players and the collective aspect"

Arsene Wenger

“When we go forward we look like we can score goals,” the manager said. “We were dominated in the second half against Chelsea but every time we crossed the halfway line it looked like something could happen there.

“We have to develop our collective game. I think we have to depend less on one guy who comes in and then scores all the goals, and continue to develop our players and the collective aspect.

“I don’t see why a guy like Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain should not aim to score 10 or more goals. Alexis can score goals and Ozil has to fix himself a target of at least 10. Five for a guy who plays behind a striker, you want more goals from him. We can share that a bit.

“Giroud will not be far away from 20. If he played the whole of last season then he would have scored 20 goals. Walcott as well.”

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