Just a quick post today to give food for thought as there’s not much news around…..
In the football world as we know it today, is the role of striker becoming a bit of a lesser need?
Our goal scorers last season were, Cesc Fabregas, top scorer with 19 goals, Arshavin and Bendtner were equal second with 12 goals, then came Robin with 10, Vermaelen with 8 and Diaby with 7. The rest were shared around and from all different positions.
Look how many goals Lampard and Gerrard score from midfield for their clubs season after season..
Rooney, Drogba and Torres are the players who come to mind when thinking about big strikers in the Premiership who score regularly and then there is Darren Bent, Carlton Cole and Kenwyne Jones – but what other prolific strikers are there in the league?
So how important is the role of the big number 9 , especially with the style of football we play – our biggest striker is played on the right of a front three so it looks as Arsene Wenger doesn’t think its ‘that’ important. I know we have just got Chamakh but I think that’s just a precaution because of an out of form Eduardo and a fragile Robin van Persie…
What do you all think? Are strikers a dying breed with the attacking midfielder or is there still a place for an out and out goalscorer if so where are they??