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Robin Van Persie is being left far too isolated to have a positive impact so far this season. The Dutchman is suffering in the absence of genuine creativity and players willing to come off the wings and supplement his efforts.
Van Persie has lacked sharpness in his first two games. He squandered Arsenal's best chance against Liverpool, when he scuffed a shot straight at Pepe Reina in the second half, with the score deadlocked at 0-0.
Without the quick and accurate through passes from Cesc Fabregas to latch onto, Van Persie is struggling to manufacture scoring opportunities.
He is being forced to drop deeper just to get involved in the game. Wenger needs to encourage his wider players to link with Van Persie more often, as well as producing smarter, lower deliveries into the box.
A chief provider must also be found for the midfield to take advantage of Van Persie's clever movement. The lack of support for the Dutchman has been the main contributing factor behind Arsenal's troubling goal drought.
Arsene Wenger has a lot to consider over the next couple of weeks. Defections, injuries and suspensions, as well as a lack of new recruits and the poor form of remaining established players, has put Arsenal on the precipice of a full blown crisis.
These issues require rapid attention if Arsenal are going to seriously contend this season.