• Arsenal manager wants Aubameyang to focus on all-round game
  • Even so, Arteta admits striker’s goals ‘are critical for our success’

Mikel Arteta is adamant that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has not lost his touch in front of goal, but has warned his captain not to compromise other areas of his game as he tries to break a four-match drought at Old Trafford.

Aubameyang has not scored since the win against Aston Villa on 22 October, when he converted a rebound from his own saved penalty, and has struggled to tap into his predatory instincts since then. He missed from the spot against Watford last month and fluffed a simple chance when Newcastle visited the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

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