When should (shouldn't) we use indefinite article (a) with "statement"?

Which one is correct?

Arsenal know they have to make statement of intent at Manchester City. The Guardian

Georginio Wijnaldum wants Liverpool to make a statement of intent at Sunderland this afternoon. Daily Mail

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    Articles are often omitted in headlines. In a conventional (non-headline) text, "statement" will take the indefinite article ("a statement"). Feb 19, 2017 at 10:33

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Headlines in English follow a set of grammatical rules known as Headlinese

The reason of the omision of article in Headlines is that they are written in a "compressed" telegraphic style used to save space.

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