Arsenal have finally agreed terms on a new 3 year contract with captain Pierre Emerick Aubameyang. The Gabon international will now stay at Arsenal until 2023.
The 31-year-old striker joined the Gunners in January 2018 and won the Premier League Golden Boot in his first full season in 2018-19.
He has been quoted in saying “Signing for this special club was never in doubt, 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.”
Aubameyang scored in Arsenal’s opening day victory against Fulham and scored in both the FA Cup and Community Shield against Chelsea and Liverpool respectively.
Manager Mikel Arteta said “It was important for Pierre-Emerick to stay with us, he’s a superb player with an incredible 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.
“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 his mark. He can achieve that here.”
Scoring 72 goals in 111 appearances for the Gunners in all competitions, Pierre will definitely add to the tally and will be looking to pass club legend Thierry Henry in the future.