Man Utd could hand Arsenal solution to striker issue as Mikel Arteta sweats on fitness

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Mikel Arteta’s forwards Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette have struggled in front of goal this season as the Gunners boss sweats over his players’ fitness

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Arsenal have emerged as a potential destination for Anthony Martial as the French forward struggles to make an impact at Manchester United.

Martial has often found himself looking on from the sidelines and has struggled to break into the Old Trafford starting XI in recent months.

It comes as Arsenal strikers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette have struggled in front of goal this season, and Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has opened up on his relationship with his floundering captain.

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And ahead of the Gunners’ game against Southampton on Saturday, Arteta has been made to sweat over the fitness of four key members of his Arsenal squad.

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Injury latest

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has had to contend with having four important players out injured in the build-up to their Emirates Stadium clash against Southampton on Saturday.

The Gunners will be hoping to bounce back from their 2-1 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park on Monday night when they host the Saints on Saturday.

But they may have to make do without the likes of Emile Smith Rowe, Gabriel Martinelli, Bernd Leno and Sead Kolasinac.

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Arteta discusses Aubameyang relationship

Arteta has opened up on his relationship with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang amid the Arsenal captain’s struggles in front of goal this season.

The striker managed just five minutes on the pitch against Everton but still managed to miss a big chance to equalise as Arteta started Alexandre Lacazette and gave Eddie Nketiah a 20-minute run-out as a substitute.

And Arteta was asked about his relationship with Aubameyang after his decision to bench his star forward.

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Martial on the move?

Arsenal have emerged as a potential destination for Manchester United forward Anthony Martial as the Frenchman is pushing for a move out of Old Trafford in the upcoming January transfer window.

The Gunners could be in the market for a new striker with Alexandre Lacazette expected to leave when his contract expires at the end of the season and captain Aubameyang struggling for goals.

It could lead to a move for Martial, although the Gunners may have to fend off competition from three other major teams from across Europe.

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