Gabon International Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has committed his immediate future to English side Arsenal and has ended weeks of speculations about his next move.
Aubameyang has put pen to paper on a three-year contract that will see him remain at the Emirates until the summer of 2023.
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“Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has signed a new three-year contract with us, ” the club said in a statement on their website moments after Aubameyang confirmed the deal LIVE via social media.
Speaking to the fans, the 31-year-old had this to say;
“I believe in Arsenal, ” he said. ” We can achieve big things together. We have something exciting here and I believe the best is to come for Arsenal.”
“Signing for this special club was never in doubt. Thanks to our fans, my team-mates, my family and everybody at this club. This is where belong here, ” he added.
Aubameyang has been one of Arsenal’s best players since he joined the club from Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in January 2018.
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In his two years at the club, the talented forward has netted 72 goals in just 111 appearances for the Gunners, and alongside fellow Africans, Mohamed Salah of Egypt and Senegal’s Sadio Mane, shared the Premier League golden boot in his first season in England.
Last season, the now club captain played a key role as Arsenal lifted the FA Cup title after they defeated city rivals Chelsea in the final at Wembley with Aubameyang scoring two goals.
His manager, Mikel Arteta was effusive in his praise of the Gabonese and said it was really “important” to keep their captain.
“It was important for Pierre-Emerick to stay with us, ” Arteta said. ” He’s a superb player with an incredible mentality. He’s an important leader for the team and a big part of what we’re building.”
Aubameyang is the quickest player in Arsenal history to reach 50 goals in the Premier League, after he beat the record set by the club’s all-time record scorer and legend Thierry Henry.