Wenger pinpoints a key area which Arsenal need to improve

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Arsenal have found goals hard to come by of late.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says his side’s shortage of goals is a cause of concern and needs to improve during the business end of the season, the Telegraph reports.

The Gunners are the lowest scorers of the four title challengers, netting a total of 41 goals in 26 matches and only four in their previous five Premier League encounters.

They head in to their encounter with Manchester United this weekend coming off the back of another blank against Barcelona in midweek, and Wenger admits their lack of prolificacy needs improving.

“There are many aspects that I analyse and we have to find a quick answer. It’s going through my head. I agree that our goals have dried up seriously,” he explained.

Much has been mentioned of Arsenal’s insistence of selecting Olivier Giroud through the middle and not strengthening their attack during the recent transfer window.

But the goals must also come from midfield, and the likes of Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott all need to start contributing more in-front of goal over the next 12 weeks.

Upcoming opponents Manchester United have only conceded five league goals at Old Trafford this season, the best defensive home record of any team in the Premier League.

Chances may be few and far between for Arsenal on Sunday, and taking them when they come along could prove the difference between picking up a vital three points and falling further behind.

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