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Wilfried Zaha form must be awkward viewing for Arsenal right now

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Wilfried Zaha form must be awkward viewing for Arsenal right now

Arsenal are currently struggling, with the creation of chances and the scoring goals a big issue at the moment.

The Gunners usually hold the reputation of being a free-scoring side that plays attacking football, but in 2020/21, they’ve scored just 10 goals in 11 Premier League games.

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Mikel Arteta’s side just haven’t been at the races, with the forwards coming under heavy scrutiny in particular.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s form has been a real concern, and Alexandre Lacazette, and Nicolas Pepe have both struggled too.

And more has been expected of Willian, who has yet to score for Arsenal since arriving on a free transfer.

 

Willian and Pepe’s struggles are a big frustration for the fans, and there is one man in the Premier League currently making things worse.

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Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha has been in superb form in 2020/21, having been frequently linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium in recent times.

Today, Zaha – who Arteta has previously branded ‘a terrific player’ (Express) – took his tally of goals and assists to seven and two respectively during a brilliant display against West Bromwich Albion, and he is looking increasingly like a missed opportunity for Arsenal as the games go by.

TBR’s View – Awkward viewing for Arsenal

Perhaps the Covid-19 pandemic ultimately made it too difficult for Arsenal to land Zaha in the last window, but his form must be very uncomfortable viewing for the Gunners faithful right now.

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At a time where their side are having a hard time finding the back of the net, seeing a creative spark like the £130,000-a-week Ivorian (Spotrac) shining in his prime must be highly frustrating.

If he continues in this fashion, perhaps the Arsenal board will see about making Zaha a priority signing in one of the next two windows.

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