Finally, Aubameyang signs new deal!!!

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Gabon international striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has signed a new three-year-contract with English Premier League side Arsenal.

Since arriving at the Emirates stadium from Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in January 2018, the striker has scored 72 goals in 111 appearances for the ‘Gunners’ including winning the joint top goal scorer with Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mane in the 2018-19 season which was his first full season at the club.

In the 2019-20 season the 31-year-old netted 29 goals in 44 appearances across all competitions including a brace that led Arsenal to their FA Cup glory against rivals Chelsea after the season had resumed from the Covid19 break.

This season the striker scored in the Community Shield against current English Champions Liverpool in a game that Arsenal went on to win on penalties to lift the cup.

Speaking to the club’s official website the striker expressed his delight at committing his future to the club.

“It’s thanks to our fans, my teammates, my family and everybody at this club that I feel I belong here, I believe in Arsenal. We can achieve big things together because we have something exciting here and I believe the best is yet to come from Arsenal,” said Aubameyang

Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta also expressed delight at tying down the hitman.

“It was important for Pierre-Emerick to stay with us. He is a superb player with a good 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,” a delighted Arteta explained.

“He’s an important leader for the team and a big part of what we’re building. He wants to be up there with the best players in the world and leave a mark – he can achieve that here,” concluded Arteta.

Arsenal will be relying on the Gabon captain to get them past West Ham United on the 19th of September as they hope to register yet another win in the league after their 3-0 victory at Craven Cottage on Saturday where Aubameyang was on target.

By Prince Sobayeni

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