After years being undermined by a suspect defense, Arsenal's problems this season are due to a blunt attack. The Gunners are owners of the Premier League's best defense, but are struggling to find the right combination and balance up front.
New signings Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski have struggled to replace the prolific qualities of Robin van Persie. That is stifling Arsenal's scoring potential, as is a lack of continuity.
Manager Arsene Wenger has not yet settled on his preferred combinations along the forward line. As much as Giroud, Podolski and the wildly inconsistent Gervinho have struggled individually, they showed promise as a trio earlier in the campaign.
The three-man produced some effective combination play up front. However, they have only been picked together four times this season.
One of those three occasions proved a success in Arsenal's 3-1 away win over West Ham. The game saw Giroud net his first and only English Premier League goal, following a precise cross from Podolski.