Since 2009 Arsenal have lost Cesc Fábregas, Emmanuel Adebayor, Samir Nasri, Robin van Persie just to name a few talented attacking players. However, no season since then has brought more goalless draws than this one.

Since the summer of 2012, players as brilliant as Mesut Özil and Alexis Sánchez have joined our ranks, along with lesser stars (but stars nonetheless) like Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla. Aaron Ramsey has developed beyond compare and nobody could’ve imagined Danny Welbeck joining the club. As raw talents go, the capabilities of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott are as huge as you’ll find.

Nonetheless, Arsenal keep struggling to find the back of the net. In fact, we’re struggling as much as if not more than any season which saw us rely on Nicklas Bendtner or Marouane Chamakh. Also more than when our squad options have been unprofessional or frankly not yet ready for first team football. Yaya Sanogo, Lukas Podolski and Ju-Young Park, anyone?

Arsenal's Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner (L) celebrates scoring the second goal with Moroccan striker Marouane Chamakh (R) during their FA Cup fifth round replay football match against Leyton Orient at the Emirates Stadium, London, England, on March 2, 2011. AFP PHOTO/ GLYN KIRK
Bendtner and Chamakh. Not a better source of goals than Alexis and Walcott, so what’s the issue? (AFP PHOTO/ GLYN KIRK)

Arsenal’s four goalless draws already this season is a tally only equalled 2011/12 and 2012/13 of our last six campaigns. In all of last season we had just three, and only two in 2013/14.

There were three and two respectively in 2010/11 and 2009/10, but an enormous seven (including four consecutive league games) in 2008/09, when the Gunners were playing without captain and hub of the team Cesc Fábregas.

Whatever’s wrong with the Gunners in possession now, these goalless games have to stop. Nicking a goal in tight games can and will be the difference between success and failure this season. We’re unlikely to see two clean sheets on Tuesday night when Barcelona come to town, but do you trust Arsenal to be the side to nick the only goal of the game if it comes to that?

Something has to change.