Mikel Arteta announces delight after striker Aubameyang set to be at Arsenal by the end of January
Mikel Arteta has discussed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future and says he was “thrilled” to read the striker’s recent positive programme notes.
Aubameyang was signed by legendary boss Arsene Wenger just before he decided to leave the club just a few seasons ago, and the striker has gone on to become one of the best forwards in the game, becoming a real source of goals for the Arsenal.
However, he has been stalling on a new contract with the Gunners for months now as there is feeling that he is not happy with the direction of the club, believing that he would be challenging for Premier League titles and playing Champions League football by now.
BUT the striker and new captain insisted he is ‘loves’ Arsenal and wants to help ‘get the club back to where it belongs’.
“I would also like to react to some of the rumours that are going around about me in the media,” Aubameyang wrote. on the Sky Sports website.
“People like making up stories and they should focus on what’s happening on the pitch. They talk too much and it does my head in!
“I am the Arsenal captain. I love this club. I am committed to it and desperate to bring it back to the top, where it belongs.”
And now Arteta has opened up and admitted he is delighted that the Gabon striker gave such positive message, telling the TalkSport website after he was asked if he was confident the Gabon ace would stay: “I don’t know, we haven’t discussed that. But I’m confident that he’s very happy here because that’s what he said in the media.
“I was very pleased to read those comments. He knows exactly what I think about him and obviously he’s a massive player for us.”
Pushed on if talks would take place in the summer, Arteta added: “My intention is to keep Auba obviously because I know that if we keep Auba with us, we’re going to be stronger and closer to winning football matches. That’s the only thing.
“But at the moment we’re in the middle of the season and we haven’t discussed anything further on that at the club.”
ARSENAL CANNOT AFFORD TO LOSE THEIR BIGGEST PLAYERS RIGHT NOW AND SHOULD NOT SELL AUBA UNLESS THEY GET SOME SILLY MONEY.
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