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Arsenal boss Arteta advises Aubameyang: Don't think too much

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has urged captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang not to think too much.

Arteta is desperate for his star striker to rediscover his scoring touch and has offered advice to the out-of-sorts marksman.

"Sometimes, it's how much you think," said Arteta. "With strikers like Auba that has to be in a natural way. He doesn't need to think.

"The action is there, he makes the choice in the right moment, with the correct foot, and puts the ball where it needs to be.

"Sometimes, when you are in this sort of spell, you overthink a bit. There is nothing we can teach him to do differently to what he's done in the past."

Arteta also confirmed Aubameyang has the full backing of his teammates, who are toiling to ensure he returns to scoring ways as soon as possible.

He added: “Individually, we're doing a lot to see where he scores his goals, how they get provided, the areas he needs to attack, and the type of finishes he is efficient with.

“When you have a player in this spell, you need others to step up. The problem is when there's two, three or four players in the same way, it becomes unattainable.

“So you need someone there to help him. Then things come more naturally because the pressure is less.“

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