Gunners' front line most impressive so far

Gunners' front line most impressive so far

Manchester City may be the runaway leaders in terms of goals scored in the league, but for me, the league's most fearsome attack belongs to table-toppers Arsenal.

Historically, the big teams have always relied on their hit-men to deliver the goods.

Last season, Robin van Persie's 26 goals played a big part in Manchester United winning their 20th league title.

Likewise, the Gunners have their potent offence to thank for their successes so far. The key to Arsenal's attack is their cohesion and variety.

Without the luxury of a deep squad, there has been minimal rotation, and that is beginning to pay off. There is greater understanding among the front men - they know where and when their team-mates want the ball played.

More importantly, their style of football means you never know who is going to score.

While manager Arsene Wenger prefers to play with one striker, Olivier Giroud is not your typical centre-forward.

The Frenchman is always working with the midfield, bringing them into play, so they often have five or six attacking midfielders in and around the box. This is hard to defend against as the threat can come from anyone.

As a result, Arsenal now have 10 players who have scored at least one goal, compared to City's seven.

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