Monday Jan 04, 2021. 09:17
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has insisted that he is not worried by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s struggles in front of goal.
The Gabonese striker failed to score as Arsenal thumped West Bromwich Albion 4-0 in an English Premier League fixture over the weekend.
Alexandre Lacazette (brace), Kieran Tierney and Bukayo Saka all scored as the Gunners recorded their third successive victory in the league.
Spanish tactician Arteta is just pleased to see his charges sharing the goalscoring burden.
“I keep saying, we can’t keep putting all the weight on Auba’s shoulders to score the goals,” Arteta said on the club’s official website.
“We need contributions. The midfielders need to score more and give more assists, and we need goals from our wingers as well.
“Laca is in great form and has scored five goals in his last four games, which is what we need from our strikers.”
Aubameyang has scored three goals thus far in 15 league games this season and his last goal came in the 1-1 draw against Southampton on December 1.
“Auba had some chances today to score and it was the same in the last game or so, but I am so pleased because in the final third we looked lively and there was a lot of movement,” Arteta added.
“There is good energy, there is a real purpose and everybody is playing forwards. It’s like we are free to play there and the understanding is allowing us to generate a lot of things there.”
Aubameyang will be looking to rediscover his scoring touch when Arsenal take on Newcastle United in the FA Cup match on Saturday.