Arsenal forward calls on club to convince him to sign new deal


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says it is up to Arsenal to convince him to sign a new deal and concedes a decision over his future will possibly be the biggest of his career.

The Arsenal captain, who turns 31 on June 18, believes he faces a “turning point” in his career, with his contract at the Emirates due to expire in the summer of 2021.

Asked whether he had received an offer of a new deal by Arsenal, Aubameyang told Téléfoot: “I haven’t had any offers recently, of course, but I did speak to the club quite a few months ago, and they know why nothing has happened yet.

“The ball is in their court now, so it’s down to them to do their bit and we’ll see how it goes.

“As I’ve said, it’s a turning point in my career and I want to be honest with everyone: It’ll certainly be a very difficult decision to make and I haven’t yet made it.

“We’ll see. I think it might be the most important choice of my career.”

Aubameyang, who joined Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018 for a fee in the region of £60m, says his hunger to win trophies will carry on – whether or not he decides to extend his stay in North London beyond next season.

“Every competitive player dreams of winning trophies,” he added.

“It’s important. People will ask, ‘Does he want to win them at Arsenal or somewhere else?’ As I said, time will tell. The ball is in the club’s court.

“I certainly want to win trophies and everyone knows that. Regardless of my choice, I’ll keep fighting to win trophies.”

Arsenal face strong competition for European qualification, with eight points separating them in ninth place from fourth-placed Chelsea, with a game in hand, and Aubameyang is aware of the need for a quick start on the resumption of the league season.

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