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Arsenal boss praises "fantastic" goalscorers

Giroud & Walcott could both hit 20 goals this season (©GettyImages)
Giroud & Walcott could both hit 20 goals this season (©GettyImages).

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said it would be a fantastic feat if three of his players were to reach 20 goals this season, but also admits it's a very difficult achievement to pull off.

Last season the Gunners mainly had Dutchman Robin van Persie scoring the goals for the club, but since his move to Manchester United, the goals at the Emirates have been shared out between several players.

Theo Walcott is currently leading the way with 18 goals in all competitions, but he is closely followed by summer signing Olivier Giroud who has 17. 

The other two summer signings are also providing to be a hit in front of goal as Lukas Podolski is currently on 14 goals and Santi Cazorla is just two behind him on 12.

Arsene Wenger has said goalscoring tallies have never meant much to him as he doesn't care who scores for the team as long as they win, but he has also admitted that if three of his players were to hit the 20 mark, he would be very impressed.

Wenger told Arsenal Player: "It's fantastic, it's very difficult to get.

"We just want to keep their confidence high, because confidence is needed to score, and continue to play our game. 

"Sometimes, one scores in one game and another in another game so that is not the most important thing. 

"The most important thing is to have players on the pitch who have the ability to score."

Wenger has been very impressed with all three of his summer signings as he believes they have all settled to English football very well and he has admitted that the team has developed alot since the start of the season.

He continued by saying: "I'm convinced that it takes time to adapt to your new team. 

"We have recreated a team and they have gelled now. They know each other well and have confidence in each other. 

"That will make everybody stronger for the end of the season and to start again next season.

"We want to finish on a high and I believe we have created a period of good results that allows our players to play with confidence. 

"We should see that goalscoring for all the players."

 

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