31-goal hitman Aubameyang has Arsenal message amid shock Man United speculation
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has admitted that he hopes to honour the number 14 shirt at Arsenal, amid shock Manchester United talks.
Aubameyang has become the most important member of the Arsenal attack since his move to the Emirates and netted an impressive 31 goals for the Gunners last season and shared the premier League golden boot in the process.
However, there has been some talk in the media which has claimed that he has been tempted by a big money move away this summer, with reports that United are keen to add him to the squad over the next few months.
But Aubameyang has opened up on the Arsenal website and admitted that he ahs always admired Arsenal, and hopes to honour the number 14 shirt worn by legend Henry.
He told the Arsenal site: “I’d always admired Arsenal because of the big history and players like Thierry Henry. He was always an example for strikers and because I am also fast and score goals, I always looked up to him.
“He’s the reason why I took the No 14 shirt. To be honest, when I arrived I actually wanted No 7, but Micki had already taken it. So I thought, ‘Why not follow in the footsteps of a legend?’ I’m just really proud to wear the 14 shirt and I hope to honour it.
“It’s been very easy to settle here. The fans have been welcoming and of course the team have been really good to me.
“I’ve been lucky enough to play alongside some really good players throughout my career and Laca is definitely one of them. Last season was the first full season that I’d played with another striker like him, and I’m really happy with how well we worked together.”
Aubameyang is world class and Arsenal will surely not let him leave the club, especially as there has been talk that they are preparing to offer the Gabon striker a lucrative deal to keep him at the Emirates.
He has settled in London nicely and unless an offer that Arsenal simply cannot refuse arrives, then Aubameyang will surely be looking to improve on his 31-goals for the club next season.
United may want the striker, but this deal would never have happened this summer.