Mikel Arteta demands Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is happy to remain at Arsenal after his side’s 4-0 triumph over Norwich.
Aubameyang, who scored twice against Norwich to take his count to 19 Premier League goals for the season, has only a year to run on his agreement at the same time, while Arteta demands dealings don’t include him, he feels the Gabon universal is quick to wait at the Emirates Arena.
“He is willing to stay with us,” Arteta said. “He is really happy where he is.
“He can see what we are trying to do and hopefully he can evolve as well some parts of his game he might feel he can improve. We are pushing him every day.
“I leave that to the football club and the senior people that finalise the contracts.”
Arteta, talking hours after forward Bukayo Saka subscribed to Gunners by marking another drawn out agreement, included:
“Auba knows really well what my thoughts are towards him and the project that I want to create, and how much he is part of that. And after that it is not in my hands.”
Arsenal ran out agreeable champs against Norwich as Aubameyang was talented two goals just as laying on Granit Xhaka’s first of the period before Cedric Soares denoted his introduction with the rearward in complete win.Embed from Getty Images
Aubameyang’s first, coming after he was talented belonging by Norwich goalkeeper Tim Krul, saw him arrive at 50 EPL goals in 79 appearances – making him the quickest Arsenal player to make it to the milestone.
Talking after the success, Arteta applauded Aubameyang and is cheerful his Captain can score another 100 goals for the club.
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“A player that is able to score as many goals as he has done in that short space of time tells you everything about the importance that he has for us,” Arteta said of his captain.
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“Players that can make the difference in any moment in the game every three days in competitions. That is a big task and he has done that at different clubs.
“[I hope he can score] at least another 100 but I don’t know. I am not a magician.
“What he has achieved today to be the fastest to score 50 in the whole history of this club tells you everything about his mentality and the way he works every day on his finishing, on trying to help the team. He’s decided to be better and better every day. So hopefully we can keep him here for a longer period.”
Aubameyang on the other hand has assured that there are talks ongoing for the extenstion of his stay at Emirates stadium despite recent news of Barcelona eyeing him as an alternative to Inter Milan striker, Lautaro Martinez.
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With Saka submitting his drawn out future to the Club on Wednesday, concentrations presently goes to the Auba’s future, however he was not parting with anything.
“I know [fans want me to sign a new contract] and I am really happy that Bukayo Saka signed ‘da ting’ and now we’ll see,” he told BT Sport.
“We’ll talk with the football club and see what happens but first of all I am really focused on the games coming until the end of the season, so we’ll see.”
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