Gabonese and Arsenal (Gunners) Football Club captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ended speculation over his Arsenal future on Tuesday as he signed a new three-year contract with the FA Cup holders.
Aubameyang’s contract saga had dragged on since last season amid speculation he wanted to join a club in the Champions League.
Gabon forward revealed he had committed his future to Arsenal in a live Instagram stream at the Emirates Stadium.
“Arsenal fans, finally as you know I just signed the thing,” Aubameyang said.
Arsenal confirmed the news themselves on their website in a statement that said: “Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has signed a new three-year contract with us!”
Aubameyang told club fans after the signing that he dreams of becoming Arsenals greatest legend ever.
After signing the new deal Aubameyang said “Signing for this special club was never in doubt, This is where I belong.”
“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.”
Arsenal’s coach Mikel Arteta also said that it was necessary Aubameyang stayed with them.
“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, Arteta said.
Aubameyang joined Arsenal in January 2018 and has since made 111 appearances and scored 72 goals. In his first full season with Arsenal, Auba jointly won the Premier League Golden Boot with 22 goals.
The forward has been critical to Arsenal since joining them helping them to the FA Cup glory last season and the community shield title.