Arsenal’s ‘biggest concern’ is goal-shy Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, says Mikel Arteta

Alex Young
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 (Pool via REUTERS)
(Pool via REUTERS)

Arsenal's "biggest concern" at the moment is the form of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, says Mikel Arteta.

The striker has not scored from open play since the opening day of the season and blanked again on Sunday as Wolves won at the Emirates Stadium to leave Arsenal in 14th place.

A year since Unai Emery's sacking, Arteta has overseen Arsenal's worst ever start to a Premier League season with just 13 points from 10 games and face table-toppers - and rivals - Tottenham next.

Asked if he was worried about Aubameyang, Arteta said: "I think we all are because the main goalscorer of the club at the moment isn't scoring goals, so my biggest concern is how to help him more to score goals 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."