Arsenal have been struggling for goals so far this season after a disappointing start to their Premier League campaign.
After 10 games, the Gunners are sat in 14th spot in the table with just four wins.
Their last league win came on November 1 as they beat Manchester United at Old Trafford through a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang penalty.
Since then, they've been battered by Aston Villa, held to a goalless draw by Leeds United and punished for failing to take their chances by Wolves in a 2-1 home loss.
They go into Sunday's North London Derby against Tottenham knowing a win won't be enough to put them into the top-half of the division, but could be a significant step forward considering Spurs' brilliant start to the season.
Arsenal's main problem so far has been creating chances for their front three – usually consisting of Aubameyang, Willian and Alexandre Lacazette.
Aubameyang in particular has been struggling in front of goal, and only has two goals to his name this season – one being the penalty at Old Trafford.
And Gilberto Silva believes former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger made a significant mistake while he was still at the club, one which the club is still feeling the effects of.
Speaking this week, the Brazilian icon explained that if they hadn't sold Olivier Giroud to Chelsea back in the 2018 January transfer window, then they would have more options up top and could adapt their style of play to suit the rest of their players in the side.
Giroud was let go by Arsenal for what was reportedly a fairly small fee after falling out of favour under Wenger, despite scoring 105 goals in 253 games.
But he is enjoying somewhat of a renaissance after scoring four times in Chelsea's 4-0 win over Sevilla in the Champions League this week, and Silva believes he should never have been offloaded by the Gunners.
“It was a lack of creativity for me, a lack of clear chances, they tried so much crossing.
“In my opinion, Aubameyang is not the best guy in the air, even though he’s scored a few goals, he’s not the best.
“It would be different if Arsenal still had Olivier Giroud who they had in the past.”
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