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Mikel Arteta has warned that no Arsenal player is guaranteed a starting spot but says he is determined to support Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during an increasingly worrying goal drought.

Arsenal have long been dependent on Aubameyang’s finishing but his last Premier League goal from open play came at Fulham on the season’s opening day. Arteta’s attempt to play him back into form by shifting him to centre-forward is yet to pay off; the manager said he is not automatically guaranteed a place but urged for perspective given his club captain’s longer-term record.

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