‘We Have Chances In Every Game And Have To Take Them’- Arsenal Goalkeeper Bernd Leno
Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno has warned the team’s forwards to clean up their act in front of goal and start taking chances.
The defence has improved significantly under Mikel Arteta but the Gunners attack has been blunt in recent weeks.
They drew another blank in the 0-0 draw away at Burnley on Saturday and are the lowest scorers of the traditional big six.
Leno said: ‘I think we have chances in every game and we just have to take these chances.
‘Of course, we need to score more goals because defensively we are doing very well. Offensively I think we can score more goals, but we are on the right path.’
Despite the German’s frustrations with the attack, he is delighted by the new-found resilience and solidity on the other side of the ball.
‘I think first of all it’s not just the defenders, you can see every player – even the strikers and wingers – are defending very well,’ he added.
‘Also at set-pieces against Burnley everyone was unbelievable. It was difficult against these strong players as we don’t have the biggest players.
‘I think there is a mentality that everyone defends and we are defensively playing much better than before. Unfortunately we didn’t score.
‘Everybody can see we have a new manager and a new mentality. We want to build something here at Arsenal.’
The draw at Burnley left Arsenal down in 10th place. They trail Chelsea in fourth by ten points and have a huge challenge to make the Champions League by the end of the season.