Arsenal boss pleased with goal return

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is happy with his side's goal tally for the season despite losing star-striker from last season Robin van Persie.

In the summer Manchester United purchased Arsenal's top goalscorer for a fee estimated around £24million and after scoring the majority of their goals last season, there was a worry that Arsenal would lack fire-power ahead of the current season.

However despite losing Van Persie, Arsenal haven't done too badly in front of goal with the likes of Theo Walcott, Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski all chipping in with goals this season.

Walcott is Arsenal's top goalscorer so far this season with 19 goals, with Giroud close behind on 17. Other forward Podolski has also contributed heavily with 14 goals and midfield-man Santi Cazorla has also added 12 goals.

Wenger's men average just under two goals a game so far this season after they have scored 99 goals in 50 games.

After 35 games in the league, the Gunners have scored 66 goals, which is just eight short of what they scored in the 38 games of last season.

Arsene Wenger believes considering the circumstances, his team have produced a good goal-tally for the campaign.

Wenger told reporters: “You want to know that you can score at least two goals in every game because it gives you a good belief.

“Overall, and considering we lost a world-class striker, I believe we have compensated quite well.”


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