The Arsenal Goal Machine Keeps On Producing
Arsene Wenger's teams have always liked a goal or two, but this season, even by the boss's standards, the Gunners surpassed all expectations.
The mighty Arsenal have found the net a mammoth 55 times in 19 games in all competitions with 17 different players on the score sheet for the North London outfit (19 if you include Zubar and Craddock) as we opened the first few months of the season in record form.
The latest goals haul came as Arsenal mauled the Wolves (you see what I did there?) 4-1 at Molineux without playing particularly well.
Speaking of the Gunners free scoring league exploits, Wenger said, 'Scoring 36 goals is a tremendous record you know, that is great credit to the team and the way we play.
'We could have scored more goals against Wolves but I am happy. To be 3-0 up at half-time away from home is something you dream about. It is an ideal position. Our technical superiority prevailed and we controlled the game.'
The bizarre thing is that there is tremendous scope for improvement. We've conceded silly late goals, we have not been ruthless enough at times, letting a couple of teams, Spurs in particular, off very lightly indeed.
We find ourselves currently sitting in 2nd position in the table, yet with improved concentration and more cool heads we might well find we're still in this position, or maybe one better, come the end of the season.
It's still early days, but it's very exciting times at Ashburton Grove.