John Hartson: Arsenal need a 25 goals a season striker
Written by Jeffrey on April 25, 2011 21:30
Former Arsenal striker John Hartson believes the Gunners should sign someone capable of scoring at least 25 goals per season.
Speaking to the Weekend Sports Breakfast, the 36-year old believes the Gunners dropped way too many silly points this season which is ultimately the reason why they allowed Manchester United and Chelsea to again be in a better position in the English Premier League table.
After yesterday’s 2-1 defeat against Bolton, Arsenal are nine points behind leaders Manchester United with the former Welsh international believing they should have at least four more points at this stage of the season.
On what the Gunners need, Hartson concluded by saying that they desperately need a striker who can score at least 25 goals. This season in the English Premier League, Nicklas Bendtner only scored two goals with Marouane Chamakh scoring seven, clearly not enough for an ambitious side like Arsenal.
On the Gunners, Hartson said:
The points they’ve dropped this season, losing to Newcastle at home, dropping four points in the last week – they must be kicking themselves in that dressing room.
Arsenal should be top of the league. I keep hearing people saying Manchester United are not playing well, they’re not at their best and if that’s the case then Arsenal should be way ahead of them in terms of points because they’ve dropped so many silly points.
It must be so frustrating for [Arsene] Wenger thinking everyone is questioning me for not winning a trophy but it’s just these silly points that they’re dropping. They should be on 68 points.
Arsenal for me are very, very close. Maybe a top striker – somebody who will stay in the box and score them 25 goals.
They’ve got wonderful players but Chamakh and Bendtner for me are not quite good enough week in week out to play for Arsenal.