There’s also a feeling that the former Everton midfielder is shackling Thomas Partey far too much, preventing the Ghana international from fulfilling his immense potential.
And a lack of team identity, management techniques and match tactics are also leading to plenty of chatter at the club’s London Colney training base.
For now, Arsenal will have to focus on putting Sheffield United to the sword.
The home side currently sit bottom of the Premier League table, 15 points clear of safety with eight matches left to play.
And, speaking before that game, Arteta lauded Aubameyang and insisted his talisman wouldn’t go down the same dark path as Mesut Ozil.