Wenger seeks cutting edge
Arsene Wenger accepted his new-look Arsenal strike force need to forge a better understanding after a frustrating 0-0 draw at Stoke.
Lukas Podolski, Olivier Giroud and Gervinho were unable to make a breakthrough despite a dominant display in midfield led by Santi Cazorla, leaving Arsenal yet to open their goalscoring account after two Barclays Premier League games.
With few clear-cut chances and a penalty shout turned down for Stoke, Arsenal could only take a point to add to the one they earned against Sunderland, with the void left by Dutch striker Robin van Persie still seemingly left to be filled.
"Offensively we still have some work to do because we missed a bit of accuracy in the final third in our movement and in our passing," Wenger said. "We are used to finding each other in the final third and there's something missing but I still think we should have won the game 1-0.
"[It is] an understanding because you have Cazorla and Podolski who one month ago, they didn't know each other, so that will come.
"We have some work to do on the training ground but I believe we have the potential but you can see as well that something is missing."