Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang insists he signed his new Arsenal contract as a result of he “needs to turn into a legend” on the membership and “depart a legacy.”
The Gabonese striker has penned a brand new three-year contract price within the area of £250,000 per week.
The membership captain had lower than one 12 months remaining on his present deal and had delayed a choice over his future till the tip of the season, with Barcelona considered one of a number of golf equipment within the 31-year-old, who scored 22 targets within the Premier League final season, however elaborated on the explanations behind his choice to remain on a reside stream on social media.
“I signed the factor as a result of I wish to turn into an Arsenal legend, and perhaps depart a legacy,” Aubameyang mentioned on a reside stream on the membership’s social media.
“It’s time to work lots, to turn into a legend, I’ll give my greatest as all the time.
“Hopefully you might be joyful and I can’t wait to see you once more at this lovely stadium, hopefully it’s quickly.”
At one stage, Aubameyang appeared destined for an exit, however after Mikel Arteta rejuvenated the spirit across the membership and secured European soccer with victory within the FA Cup, the pinnacle coach and hierarchy managed to persuade the Gabon worldwide to remain.
Arteta repeatedly spoke of the significance of retaining Aubameyang in direction of the tip of the season.
Arteta revealed his delight on the new, hailing the participant’s “unbelievable mentality”.
Mikel Arteta added: “It was necessary for Pierre-Emerick to stick with us. He’s an excellent participant with an unbelievable mentality. Being the participant to have taken the least period of time to succeed in 50 targets with this membership tells you every little thing you have to find out about him and his approach of working.
“He’s an necessary chief for the crew and an enormous a part of what we’re constructing. He needs to be up there with one of the best gamers on the earth and depart his mark. He can obtain that right here.”
Whereas technical director Edu mentioned: “It’s clear Auba loves the membership and every little thing we stand for on and off the pitch.
“He’s clearly a vital a part of the crew so we’re all delighted he has dedicated his future to us. It’s an enormous increase for everybody – followers, team-mates and workers.”