By Norman Isaac Mwambazi
Arsenal fans can now rest and have better nights knowing that their star player and captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is going to stay at the club for three more years.
The club announced Aubameyang’s contract extension at The Emirates on their social media platforms on Tuesday.
The Gabon international signed from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018 and has since made 111 appearances and scored 72 goals cross all competitions for Arsenal, and he opened his account for the 2020/21 Premier League season by scoring Arsenal’s third goal against Fulham over the weekend.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said on the club’s website Arsenal.com, “It was important for Pierre-Emerick to stay with us. He is 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.”
Aubameyang’s new contract will see him become the club’s highest paid player, and it is believed he will earn an estimated £60 million over the next three years in North London. The ever-smiling striker is surely smiling to the bank.
After months of speculation and dillydallying with Arsenal fans, we can say this deal is finally sealed.