Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has admitted that his side are underwhelming in front of goal following Sunday's North London derby 2-2 draw with Tottenham.
Arteta made the admission when quizzed on the potential decline of the club's No 9 position during his pre-match press conference ahead of the Gunners' Carabao Cup third-round tie at Brentford on Wednesday night.
"I think it's coming back. You look at Harry Kane, you look at Erling Haaland and Ivan Toney," he replied.
"There's various ways to score goals and we are scoring goals, but we should have scored many more with the chances we have created."
However, when pressed on potentially signing a striker in January, Arteta dismissed media speculations that Arsenal is linked with Brentford marksman Toney, who is currently serving an eight-month ban for breaking the Football Association’s betting rules.
"We're not thinking at all about that," the Spaniard added.
"We have really good players up front. It's true that right now we have some injuries. We will continue with the players we have."