There is little doubt that one of the main things that stopped Arsenal from carrying on at the top of the Premier League table last season, was our lack of goals. The defence did their bit, apart from those three away games we would rather forget.
But that was still only nine points lost and losing away to Liverpool, who were rampant at the time, Man City and Chelsea, is not that surprising. Failing to score at Old Trafford, when Arsenal were outplaying Man United and at places like Stoke and Everton, as well as drawing a blank at home to Chelsea and United, cost us points we should have secured.
I am not blaming Olivier Giroud, not entirely anyway, because the loss of players like Ramsey, Podolski and Walcott would seriously reduce the goal threat of any team. I will never understand why Arsene Wenger did not sign a striker as well as, or instead of, Kim Kallstrom in the January transfer window, but this season things are really looking up.
Five goals against the best defence in Europe last season, with a second string strike force, should have our Premier League rivals very worried. Imagine how dangerous Arsenal will be when Ozil returns and has the likes of Alexis Sanchez to feed. Get ready for goals galore, Gooners, and that could mean that this time next year the Gunners will be champions of England…