Mikel Arteta has challenged Arsenal to score more goals to complement their impressive defensive record this season if they are to compete with the best in the Premier League.
Arsenal have conceded seven goals from their opening seven league games – the best of all 20 top-flight clubs – but the Arteta admits his side need to evolve in attack.
A 4-1 win against Molde in the Europa League on Thursday underlined the goalscoring potential within the Arsenal squad but Gunners manager Arteta is aware consistency against different styles of opposition is required if they are to be a “top team”.
“To get that balance right is not easy. Considering the fixtures we have played this season; playing Liverpool three times, Manchester City and Leicester. It is not easy,” Arteta said.
“It is something that we have been working on the last two weeks. You could see last night that we were much more fluent in attack. We scored the goals and we had more opportunities.
“It is part of the team that still has to evolve because we haven’t played many games against low blocks. That is something we have to improve on.
“To be a top team you have to score 90-100 goals if you want to…