Aubameyang identifies Arteta’s big goal scoring problem

Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang believes his side’s inability to hit the back of the net on a consistent basis is manager Mikel Arteta’s “biggest problem”.

The last time the club scored from open play in the Premier League was on October 4, in the 2-1 win over Sheffield United – with creativity as dry as the Sahara desert.

Since then, the Gunners only PL goal was the penalty Auba scored to secure a vital win over Manchester United.

Paul Merson, amongst other pundits, have circled on Arteta, pinning the blame on the for Man City assistant. A former Gunners star himself, Merson also criticised Auba and fellow forward Willian, for their lack of creativity and goals.

Despite the mounting pressure, Auba has backed his manager to find the right remedy to overcome their current woes.

“The biggest problem the club is facing right now is the lack of goals, but the manager and the rest of the players are trying to overcome this problem,” the striker told AfriqueSports.

“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.”

The Coral offer cash out for a Gunners win this weekend when they face Wolves may be in Arsenal’s favour, but backing the visitors might well be the best option for this one.

And all the while fellow forward Nicolas Pepe’s red card for a headbutt on Leeds’ Ezgjan Alioski last weekend has put even more pressure on the Gunners forward line, with him now suspended for three matches.



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