Arsenal skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – scored 55 goals in 86 Premier League games – has signed a new three-year contract with the Gunners. The 31-year old brought an end to all speculations by extending his stay at the Emirates. Also Read - East Bengal Officially Enters ISL For 2020/21 Season
As per a report in The Sun, Aubameyang is believed to be worth upwards of £350,000-a-week. Also Read - Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi? Most Admired Sportsman in The World Revealed
In the side’s Premier League opener against Fulham this season, he scored in the 3-0 win. Also Read - Luis Suarez Responds to Barcelona Captain Lionel Messi's Farewell Message
“Signing for this special club was never in doubt,” Aubameyang said.
“It’s thanks to our fans, my team-mates, my family and everybody at this club that I feel like I belong here. 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,” he added.
After the win against Fulham, Mikele Areta had praised Aubameyang and highlighted his need of being at the club. Calling him a superb player, Arteta said that the player has an incredible mentality.
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.”
The club would hope this contract extension would motivate him and will help the Gunners do well in this season. Arsenal – who have got off to a winning start in the Premier League – they would like to build on that and get a streak of wins.