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Arsenal hit 35-year offensive low after scoreless draw with Brighton

19:53 BST 02/10/2021
Bukayo Saka Brighton vs Arsenal 2021-22
The Gunners have been shut out in four of their seven league matches thus far

Arsenal have reached a 35-year offensive low after their 0-0 draw against Brighton on Saturday. 

The scoreless affair meant the Gunners now have just five goals from their opening seven league games, their lowest total since the 1986-87 campaign.

The result left the Gunners in ninth in the table, having three wins, one draw and three defeats in 2021-22 thus far.

What was said?

"Personally and collectively the performance needs to be better especially with where we want to get to," Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale told Sky Sports after the game.

"It’s another point and been a good month so we keep looking up now.

"We have had a tough start, and no one is hiding from that. We have turned the corner with four good results, you can see a structure of a team and one that is gelling on the pitch."

Arsenal's season thus far

The Gunners saw their Premier League campaign start off in disastrous fashion, losing their first three games while scoring no goals and conceding nine.

Since then, however, Mikel Arteta's men have won three and drawn one of their next four, getting themselves back into the top half of the table.

"We have conceded one goal in the last five games which is really positive," Arteta told the BBC after the game. "It is a really positive block of games that has helped us change the situation.

"We can now focus on the things we are doing well and work on the ones we need to improve."

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