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Former Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer believes that one thing could give Arsenal the edge in the Premier League title race this season.

Arsenal came back to life in the Premier League title race on Saturday with a thumping 5-0 over Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium.
Having been woeful form, especially in front of goal, of late, this victory was much-needed and showed that the Gunners have finally rediscovered their clinical edge.

Mikel Arteta’s side now needs to build on this display and put together an extended run of positive results. If they can do that, then they still stand every chance of being crowned champions at the end of the campaign.

Arsenal fans should certainly still have faith that the club can pull off something special this season.
However, some doubts still remain about Arteta’s squad, most notably the lack of a truly prolific striker. Gabriel Jesus has lots of important and useful qualities, but the Brazilian has even admitted himself that goalscoring is not one of the great strengths of his game.

Whilst he has since stated that he regrets the comment, Arsenal legend Ian Wright recently claimed that the club needs a “killer.” A reliable finisher spearheading the attack for Arteta would lend a whole new dimension to this team.
Alan Shearer pinpoints what Arsenal now need

Alan Shearer agrees with Wright’s assessment. Writing for BBC Sport, the all-time Premier League top scorer said, “Arsenal are still creating chances and I don’t think that has ever been an issue for them but, whereas last season more players were chipping in with goals, this time the numbers are not as good from their forward players, particularly in the league.”

“I don’t feel that it’s the case that, as a team, they have lost some of that attacking spark in order to improve their defensive solidity – it’s more that they are just missing the chances they are making.”

“They are not far away and I just think that, if they were to get someone in, it might make a big difference – but that seems unlikely for now.”

The reason that it is unlikely that the Gunners will sign a new goalscorer this month is that Arteta and sporting director Edu simply don’t have the requisite transfer funds available to them. Top-level goalscorers don’t come cheap, after all.

Arsenal have been linked with a number of big-name targets in that part of the pitch, but until the end of this season, at least, it seems that Arteta will have to work with the attacking contingent he already has at his disposal. Beyond Jesus, the likes of Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, and Eddie Nketiah, amongst others, need to step up and show that they can score on a regular basis. Martinelli made an excellent start in this regard with his brace against the Eagles.

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