The reliance we have on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score goals for us is obvious. The striker has 16 goals in all competitions this season, putting him far ahead of the next best, Gabriel Martinelli, who has 8.
Alexandre Lacazette is having a difficult time in front of goal, and has scored just 6 times this season, while Nicolas Pepe comes next on 5.
It’s a worry, and one that has been exacerbated by the skipper’s red card against Crystal Palace on Saturday – which means he’ll miss three games.
It’s a problem for Mikel Arteta, but he has challenged his players to take responsibility while Auba is suspended.
“Losing probably the most important player is never nice,” he said.
“We have other players that can play in that position. We will try to find a way and be as competitive as possible.
“They now have to make a step forward now he is not able to contribute to the team with goals.
“Someone else has to do it and I want to see that reaction too.”
Arsenal goalscorers as of Jan 13th 2020
Aubameyang – 16
Martinelli – 8
Lacazette – 6
Pepe – 5
Willock – 4
Luiz – 2
Nelson – 2
Sokratis – 2
Saka – 2
Torreira – 2
Ceballos – 1
Holding – 1
Maitland-Niles – 1
Chambers – 1
Mustafi – 1