• Arsenal striker has had only six shots in league this season
  • ‘He needs to get the ball more around the box’

Mikel Arteta admits Arsenal must find ways to involve Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang closer to goal if the striker is to replicate his prolific return of previous seasons.

Aubameyang scored a poacher’s effort to defeat Rapid Vienna on Thursday within 13 minutes of coming on. It was his first goal since the opening game, against Fulham, since when his pickings in Premier League fixtures have been slim. He has managed six shots in the top flight all season and, from a starting position on the left of the attack that has borne fruit in previous campaigns, has struggled to pose his usual level of threat.

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