North London side, Arsenal on Tuesday afternoon confirmed that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has signed a new three-year contract.
The 31-year-old’s current deal with the Gunners is due to expire next summer where he would then be able to leave on a free transfer.
However, Aubameyang has agreed to extend his stay at the Emirates as he decided to grab the new three-year deal.
Seems Mikel Arteta played an instrumental role in convincing the striker to stay with the Gunners.
✍️ Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has signed a new three-year contract!
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) September 15, 2020
According to report, the terms of Aubameyang’s deal were arranged by Arsenal’s former head of football, Raul Sanllehi, before the Gunners’ technical director, Edu, finalised the terms.
The Gabon international told the Gunners website;
“Signing for this special club was never in doubt,” Auba said. “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.”
Mikel Arteta added;
“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.”