Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says Mikel Arteta is trying to fix Arsenal’s ‘biggest problem’

The goals have dried up for the north Londoners this season (Picture: Getty Images)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says Arsenal’s players and head coach Mikel Arteta are acutely aware of their issues in front of goal this season and are working hard to remedy it.

Only three teams, all of whom are in the bottom four, have netted fewer goals than the Gunners in the Premier League this season, having bagged just nine goals in as many games – top scorers Chelsea have 22 goals.

Talisman Aubameyang in particular has struggled, only netting twice in 807 minutes of action in the Premier League, with Arteta’s decision to field him on the left wing called into question.

Aubameyang has not scored from open play since the opening day of the season (Picture: Getty)

But while the Arsenal captain is aware of the side’s goalscoring issues he is not overly concerned and believes Arteta and the players will find a solution quickly.

‘The biggest problem the club is facing right now is the lack of goals,’ Aubameyang told AfriqueSports.

‘But the manager and the rest of the players are trying to overcome this problem.

‘Even though the results have not been good recently, we still hope that in the near future everything will be fine and we will surprise the world.

‘We have the players that will take us to the level we want to get to.’

Speaking about Arsenal’s current below-par form, Arteta himself said: ‘If you see the results that have happened in the Premier League and why teams win or lose games, the margins are minimal.

Arsenal are averaging 3.3 shots on target per game, 16th in the Premier League (Picture: Getty)

‘Teams are winning with one shot on target or with two shots on target. We want to improve that, of course we do. But as well there are many aspects that I am really happy with, enthusiastic and optimistic about.

‘When I see the young talents we got here and the future that we can produce for them, it’s things that get me really excited.

‘We know that we are going to go through difficult periods because you don’t change issues that have been going on for years in a small amount of time, it’s all about the context and how we are working. It makes it harder but we know that we are Arsenal and our aim is to be the best all the time.’

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