Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has expressed his frustration at not being able to end his goal scoring drought thus far this season. The Welshman has failed to find the back of the net in the games played thus far in the period, despite showing a propensity to score goals in the past two seasons.
Ramsey had a breakthrough season in 2013/14 where he scored 18 goals for both club and country which could have been higher had he not been injured for the better part of three months owing to a strain at the end of December. He followed that up with 11 goals in the forthcoming season but has not been able to get into the groove thus far.
His failure to contribute on an attacking perspective has been well documented in Arsenal's results thus far, with the Gunners losing both their Champions League games against Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiacos and faced with the unlikely task of securing points from Bayern Munich, who have been in relentless form this season. In their league campaign, they lost to West Ham and Chelsea but seemed to have turned a corner following their 5-2 thrashing of Leicester City.
However, their result in midweek against Olympiacos has opened more questions over their league credentials than what was answered last weekend. "I don't know how long it's been since my last goal," Ramsey said, as quoted by the Mirror. "I just know I haven't got off the mark yet this season, which I'm disappointed with."
The midfielder saw Alexis Sanchez break his drought with a superb hat-trick and is hoping that he can do the same in the upcoming games to secure Arsenal's season. The Gunners host Manchester United next at the Emirates where a loss will be a big blow to their already dwindling title hopes.
"It's nice to see Alexis scoring again," Ramsey continued. "You could see his frustration before that and how much he wanted to score.
"It wasn't just him. There are a few other players – myself included – who are a bit frustrated not to get a goal, but I'm delighted for him that he's finally got off the mark.
"As soon as the first one goes in [for the Chilean], two more fly in straight away! Hopefully now he's in a good place where he can just go from strength to strength.
"That's how it goes. You get frustrated and then all of a sudden a few games down the line one comes and the next thing you know you're scoring on a regular basis again. Hopefully I can be there soon as well."