One key area where Wenger could improve Arsenal this season

Cazorla Corner

Arsenal have scored just five goals from set-pieces this season, the fourth worst out of the whole division.

One of the more staggering statistics this season in the Premier League is just how little Arsenal make use of their set-piece situations.

Arsene Wenger often lines-up with Mertesacker, Giroud and Koscielny who are all above 6ft, yet doesn't make the most of their height in the box. 

Set-piece plays could be an untapped source of goals for Arsenal leading up to their late title run in and all it would take is a few more hours on the training pitch, working on attacking movement in the box and delivery of cross.

Mesut Ozil, Santiago Cazorla and Tomas Rosicky offer a quality source of accurate crosses into the box, therefore, it could be as easy as sorting out the attacking movement a bit more creatively than it is currently.

Arsenal's high pressing attacking football usually means they win a good number of corners per game. And this season so far, they have had 140 corners from 26 games.

Along with their high corner count, they're also the seventh most fouled team in the Premier League, with their attacking players usually getting the brunt of it and therefore winning free-kicks in 'dangerous' positions.

It's something that can be overlooked in training, however, despite Arsenal being the second highest scorers from open play, they're the fourth overall and 20 clear goals behind Manchester City and Liverpool.

This is largely due to Liverpool scoring 17 goals, Manchester City 14 goals and Chelsea 11 goals from set-piece situations. All of which proves Arsenal could use some extra-sessions in this area, and who knows it could even be the difference between them winning and losing the title.

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