Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has admitted that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s barren run in front of goal is concerning him.
The 31-year-old has been one of the most prolific scorers in the English top flight since arriving in North London, but Aubameyang has failed to live up to expectations since putting pen to paper on a new deal at Arsenal.
The Gabon international has only found the back of the net three times this season in all competitions, with the Gunners captain part of an Arsenal team to have endured their worst-ever start to a Premier League season after 10 matches.
When asked if he was concerned about Aubameyang’s form during a press conference, Arteta said: “I think we all are, because the main goal scorer of the club at the moment isn’t scoring goals, so my biggest concern is how to help him more to score because we need his goals.
“How important Auba has been for this club in the last two years, and how the goal sheet has been shared among the squad, tells you his importance. He needs to be scoring goals if we want to be successful.”
Arsenal’s next fixture is a Europa League bout with Rapid Vienna before Arteta’s men take on current Premier League leaders Tottenham Hotspur in Sunday’s North London derby.