Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has signed a new three-year deal with Arsenal.
After committing to stay at the club, the 31-year-old captain decided to break the news on Arsenal.com and on social media by telling fans LIVE that he was staying, with the ambition to lift more trophies and leave a long-term legacy.
The news was a great sigh of relief to Arsenal fans especially those in Africa. Aubameyang’s contract was due to expire at the end of the current season.
However, the player’s future had remaind uncertain until today. The ever smiling striker had been linked to a move to Barcelona.
The Gabon international joined the Gunners from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018 and has since taken part in 111 games and scored 72 goals. In his first full season with the London club, Auba jointly won the Premier League Golden Boot with 22 goals.
“Signing for this special club was never in doubt,” Auba told Arsenal.com. “It’s thanks to our fans, my team-mates, my family and everybody at this club that I feel like I belong here. I believe in Arsenal. We can achieve big things together. We have something exciting here and I believe the best is to come for Arsenal.”
His coach Mikel Arteta said: “It was important for Pierre-Emerick to stay with us. He’s a superb player with an incredible mentality. Being the player to have taken the least amount of time to reach 50 goals with this club tells you everything you need to know about him and his way of working.
“He’s an important leader for the team and a big part of what we’re building. He wants to be up there with the best players in the world and leave his mark. He can achieve that here.”