Mikel Arteta has admitted he is concerned about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's lack of goals following Arsenal's 2-1 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday, with the African superstar having scored only twice in the Premier League so far this season.
The Gabon international, 31, has not found the back of the net from open play in nine league games, with his latest blank coming against Wolves on Sunday.
Asked about Aubameyang's poor run of form after the match, Arteta said he is not the only one at the Gunners worried about it and that the Borussia Dortmund forward has to get back among the goals if the London club is to have a good campaign.
"I think we all are (worried) because the main goalscorer of the club at the moment isn't scoring goals, so my biggest concern is how to help him more to score goals because we need his goals," the Spaniard said, according to Goal.
"How important Auba has been for this club in the last two years and how the goal sheet has been shared among the squad tells you his importance. He needs to be scoring goals if we want to be successful."
Aubameyang's last league goal was scored against Manchester United on 1 November, which was a penalty-kick strike. Across all competitions, he has struck only four times in 12 games this season.
The Arsenal captain extended his contract with the Gunners until 2023 ahead of the 2020/21 campaign, but is yet to rediscover his form from last season, when he scored 29 goals in 44 matches.