Aubameyang promises to become Arsenal ‘legend’ after signing a new contract
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang vowed to become an Arsenal “legend” as the Gunners captain ended speculation over his future by signing a new three-year contract on Tuesday.
Aubameyang’s contract saga had dragged on since last season amid speculation he wanted to join a club in the Champions League.
But the Gabon forward revealed he had committed his future to Arsenal in a live Instagram stream from the Emirates Stadium.
The deal is reported to be worth £250,000-per-week ($321,000),
with bonuses that could take it beyond £350,000-per-week contract of the club’s highest earner Mesut Ozil.
“Arsenal fans, finally as you know I just signed the thing,” Aubameyang said
Arsenal confirmed the news themselves on their website in a statement that said:
“Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has signed a new three-year contract with us!”
After scoring the goals that fired Arsenal to last season’s surprise FA Cup semi-final and final victories over Manchester City and Chelsea,
Aubameyang had refused to confirm he wanted to stay at the north London club.
At one stage last term, the 31-year-old admitted he faced a big decision over his future,
fuelling reports that he was ready to leave amid interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona.
But Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta remained confident Aubameyang was happy at the club and wanted to stay.
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