The 30-year-old is now second to Jamie Vardy in the race for the Premier League's golden boot, the striker having netted 12 goals in the league so far this season, seven more than any other Arsenal player, his goals accounting for 48% of the Gunners current tally. That is looking increasingly unlikely to happen at Arsenal next season, even though the club still believe they have time to qualify.
Arsenal are 12th in the Premier League at the end of this calendar year having taken just 24 points from 20 games, and Arteta faces a huge task ahead.
"I put him in the team if I see every day that his attitude, desire and understanding of what we're trying to do is there, " Arteta explained according to Mirror UK.
The 30-year-old has scored 56 goals in 89 games for Arsenal and his form has alerted some of Europe's most prestigious clubs to his availability.
Mikel Arteta who is Arsenal's new manager has stated that he is ready to build his team around German football star Mesut Ozil at the Emirates stadium. But sources doubt that Juventus will agree to loan Rabiot for six months, even though the France worldwide has struggled to make an impact since his free transfer from Paris St-Germain.
The former Arsenal midfielder has managed the Gunners for two games in the Premier League and he's yet to taste victory. "That's what we are trying to do".
New boss Arteta, who returned to the Gunners earlier this month, risks losing two big name players in the dressing room in the coming months in Aubameyang and Granit Xhaka as he looks to steady the ship.
They're heading for Arsenal overflowing with confidence as a result, although it's still a work in progress as they try to find a style that best uses the weapons at their disposal, especially against teams that try to sit down and frustrate.
"Mesut was very effective against Chelsea".