‘It’s ridiculous we rely on him!’ Twitter reacts to Gunners’ display at Barcelona
The second-leg of the round of 16 clash with Barcelona was more than just a repeat of Arsenal bowing out of the Champion League at the same stage yet again.
For most fans who witnessed the Gunners go toe-to-toe with the European champions and have only one goal to show for their efforts, it was another reminder of the team’s lack of a clinical goalscorer.
Arsene Wenger’s men registered a staggering 20 shots at the Camp Nou in an encouraging yet profligate performance which saw them lose 3-1 on the night and 5-1 on aggregate.
Despite the character that Arsenal showed on Wednesday, some Gooners were left unimpressed due to a familiar old problem.
…the absence of a Benzema, Suarez or Lewandowski upfront.
The most Arsenal thing ever: after a performance that proves they need a striker and a CB, the player they've been linked to is Toni Kroos.
— Joff Callaghan (@JoffCallaghan) March 16, 2016
I watched Arsenal persist with Almunia when we were crying out for a keeper. I'm fully expecting a long wait for a world class striker.
— Chris (@chrispople14) March 16, 2016
It's ridiculous that for all their nice play and title credentials, Arsenal are still here relying on a striker who couldn't make it at Utd
— Ruairidh Anderson (@RuriAnderson) March 16, 2016
Arsenal had 20 shots at the Nou Camp tonight. 20 FFS!
With a world class striker we win the game. It's always 'what if' with us.
— Tom Davies (@TomdaviesAFC) March 16, 2016
How many times has Wenger said Arsenal haven't been clinical enough this season? Yet he thinks we don't need a striker…
— DaRKSiDE (@Ray_Aloui) March 16, 2016
It is not just a striker issue with Arsenal though..Our finishing in general is shit..One world class Striker won't change that
— Nishanth Puzhankara (@NishanthGunners) March 16, 2016
If anything, this game is another proof Arsenal need to spend big next summer on a world-class striker.
— AllArsenal (@AllArsenalnews) March 16, 2016
Comparing the chances of Arsenal being able to buy a top-class striker or Sanogo becoming one, the latter seems slightly more likely.
— Out for a Corner (@OutforaCorner) March 16, 2016
And ahead of Saturday’s trip to Goodison Park…
Everton cannot defend neither can arsenal, difference is they have a striker who actually knows how to hit the back of the net.
— Sam.sports (@Samsports094) March 16, 2016