Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has signed a brand new three-year deal, the Premier League membership stated on Tuesday, ending hypothesis over a possible exit as he entered the ultimate 12 months of his contract.
Aubameyang`s determination to stick with Arsenal will likely be a serious increase to supervisor Mikel Arteta who stated he wished to construct the squad across the Gabon worldwide after they received the FA Cup final month.
“Signing for this special club was never in doubt,” Aubameyang stated in a press release.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has signed a brand new three-year contract!
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) September 15, 2020
“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.”
British media reported Aubameyang`s new contract makes the 31-year-old one of many highest earners on the membership alongside midfielder Mesut Ozil.
Aubameyang`s return of 72 objectives for Arsenal in 111 appearances since his arrival in 2018 has made him a significant member of the squad, with the striker even taking the captain`s armband within the second half of the season final 12 months.
With Arsenal in peril of lacking out on European soccer for the primary time in 25 years following an eighth-placed league end, Aubameyang led from the entrance to assist Arteta`s facet win the FA Cup and qualify for the Europa League.
The striker scored twice within the semi-final victory over Manchester City and repeated his heroics within the last in a 2-1 comeback win over Chelsea.
Aubameyang ended final season because the membership`s prime scorer with 29 objectives — which included 22 within the league, one purpose shy of Golden Boot winner Jamie Vardy. He was additionally the one Arsenal participant named within the Team of the Year.
“It was important for Pierre-Emerick to stay with us… He`s an important leader for the team and a big part of what we`re building,” Arteta stated.
“He wants to be up there with the best players in the world and leave his mark. He can achieve that here.”
Aubameyang`s contract extension follows the addition of Chelsea winger Willian to Arsenal`s ranks after the Brazilian grew to become a free agent in addition to defender Gabriel Magalhaes from French facet Lille.