Four players create 17 chances - Arsenal's transfer need defined by one game

Santi Cazorla

Arsenal's need to sign a striker was illustrated by their game against Leicester.

Arsenal's need to sign a striker was shown up by Olivier Giroud's injury, with the club held to a 1-1 draw away at Leicester City.

The midfield and attacking talent did almost all they could to find a winner, but they lacked a cutting edge.

Four players carved out a staggering 17 goalscoring chances between them, but Alexis Sanchez's first half effort was the only time the Gunners found the back of the net.

MatchMatchday Total Att AssistMins
Aaron RamseyLeicester vs Arsenal03690
Santiago CazorlaLeicester vs Arsenal03477
Alexis SánchezLeicester vs Arsenal03490
Mesut ÖzilLeicester vs Arsenal03390

Yaya Sanogo had seven shots at goal, managing just the two efforts on target.

A top striker would have made far better use of the talent behind him and the service provided and tested the opposition goalkeeper with greater regularity.

Not all the blame can however be laid at Sanogo's door - Ozil, Ramsey, Alexis and Cazorla have some to bear themselves despite their creativity.

The quartet fired 13 shots at goal between them, with only four landing on target - one each.

As well as a new striker, it appears shooting practice may be in order, yet the players were also trying to over-compensate for the lack of a threat up top.

The club have under 24 hours to address their striking situation, and simply hoping it gets better on it's own is unlikely to be enough.

Where will Arsenal finish if they do not sign a striker?

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