Two former Arsenal players who could solve Mikel Arteta’s biggest problem

Arsenal continue to struggle this season with Mikel Artet who is now under real pressure to turn things around.

The Gunners are in danger of being drawn into the relegation battle by winning just 14 points from as many games, and it won’t be any easier for you when you meet London rival Chelsea on Boxing Day.

One particular area Arsenal has struggled with is creating and scoring goals, managing just 12 goals in their 14 Premier League games and only two in their last four league appearances, while they have conceded 18 to date.

That’s despite managing to tie star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to a new contract ahead of this season, the Gabonese international has so far scored just five in this term.


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But maybe the problem is in creativity and not creating enough chances for the frontmen, and whether that’s the case or not, greater creativity certainly wouldn’t work for the gunners.

And because of that, it is even more painful for Arsenal fans to see two former players who stood out on the list of the 20 most creative players in the first five leagues.

FBRef has put together a top 20 based on the most goals and shots scored in 90 minutes, and Cesc Fabregas and Aaron Ramsey are also on that list.

Fabregas is 13th with 5.57 chances of creating chances in 90 minutes, while Ramsey is in 20th place with 5.13.



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Ramsey was allowed to leave freely last year, joining Juventus, while Fabregas joined Barcelona in 2011, joining Chelsea and is now in Monaco.

In second place among the top 20, Neymar Jr leads, while Lionel Messi, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Jack Grealish and Christopher Nkunku make the top five with Kevin De Bruyne, Ross Barkley and Bruno Fernandes who are also among the top 10.

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