Aubameyang’s double strikes in the FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City & in the final versus London rivals Chelsea ensured Arsenal qualified for the Europa League. According to the team’s manager Mikel Arteta,the team is confident that striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will sign a new contract that would tie him to the club for a long time span.
The Gabonese striker has been Arsenal’s top scorer in each of the past two seasons but he is only left with an year before his current contract expires.Having been named captain for the second half of the season, the Wembley triumph delivered the striker’s first trophy with the club since he joined from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018.
“I keep being positive, we have had some really good talks with him and his agent,” Arteta told reporters in a virtual news conference ahead of Saturday’s Community Shield match against Liverpool at Wembley. “I’m confident we will find an agreement soon. He should be very happy that he will be staying at the club for a long time,” he added.
Arteta also confirmed that a deal to sign Brazilian center back Gabriel Magalhaes, 22, from Lille was still in the works as the club look to shore up their defence ahead of the new season.Follow us in social media: