Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Mikel Arteta sends warning to striker amid goal drought
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored just two Premier League goals in 11 games this season
- The striker has failed to score from open play since his goal against Fulham on the opening day of the campaign
- Aubameyang will be hoping to turn around his form when Arsenal take on struggling Burnley on Sunday, December 13
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Mikel Arteta has hinted Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could be dropped to the bench if he fails to find his scoring boots.
The former Borussia Dortmund striker has endured a difficult spell in recent weeks, struggling in front of goal.
The Gabonese striker has failed to score from open play in the Premier League since the opening day of the campaign when he found the back of the net against Fulham.
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His penalty against Man United remains his only contribution in more than 850 minutes of action in the league.
Many thought the 31-year-old would be included in the Gunners squad for their Europa League meeting against Dundalk but he was left at home to encourage himself back to scoring.
The Arsenal boss has now broken his silence amid Aubameyang's goal drought, insisting his star player must rediscover his shooting boots. Metro UK quoted Arteta saying:
"No-one is undroppable. At the end of the day you have to find the right players to win football matches. But we cannot forget what Auba has done for this club and what he has done in recent months, or a year ago.
The Spaniard tactician noted the ex-Dortmund star must also justify his place in the team, but was quick to exude confidence the Gunners skipper will get his form back.
"I see how he is training, how he is behaving, how much he wants to turn this situation around.
"And when I see that type of hunger, I stay strong to support that player with his status in the team and the performances that he has provided for this group."
Auba is expected to return to the starting line up when Arsenal take on struggling Burnley on Sunday, December 13.
The north London side will be keen to use the tie to get their campaign back on track as they currently languish in 15th on the league charts.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Arsene Wenger who guided Arsenal to three Premier League titles as well as seven FA Cups before he left after 22 remarkable years is being poached to return to the Emirates.
The manager stepped-down from his position in 2018 after his final years at the club were marred by protests and anger from the club’s supporters.
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