Despite his indifferent form, Arteta has refused to put any additional pressure on his star forward, instead urging his teammates to contribute to their push up the table.
After the 4-0 win over West Brom, he said: “I keep saying that we cannot put on Auba the whole weight on his shoulders to score the goals.
“We need contributions. Midfielders have to score more goals, needs to give more assists and we need goals from our wingers as well…
“Auba has some chances today he could have scored the same in the last game or so.
“I am so pleased because I thought in the final third we looked lively.
“There is a lot of movement, there is good energy, there is a real purpose, everybody’s playing forward.”