Arteta: Why I Feel Aubameyang Will Sign New Deal


One big question on the lips of many is whether Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will commit to Arsenal by penning a new contract but Mikel Arteta feels that will come to pass.

The dire need of the Gabonese international in the Gunners hierarchy cannot be underestimated going by his goal contributions since he was brought in by Arsene Wenger in January 2018.

He again proved his worth by scoring twice, once in each half, to knock out Manchester City from the semi-final of the Emirates FA Cup while plunging his team into the final on Saturday night.

The Gunners' skipper has less than year left on his current deal which means that if the club is unable to convince him to stay, he will either have to be cashed on in the next transfer window of left to run out his deal to become a free agent. The latter is highly unlikely.

Amid all these saga, Arteta has said that happenings like the one of last night could be a catalyst in persuading the former Borussia Dortmund man to extend his stay at the Emirates Stadium.

Speaking to the press after riding his side to victory at Wembley, Arteta said:

“I think it will help everybody. These beautiful moments are always better than the bad ones and when I look at him and speak to him he sounds pretty convinced.

“Obviously if he can see the success and direction that we’re taking is the right one, I think he will be more positive about it, yes.”

The Spaniard also discussed the rising bond in the squad and how it will play a big role on the success of the club in the near future.

“They are so happy because we had a big task in front of us today against such a big team and we’ve done it, so they are really proud.

“The chemistry we are generating between them is fantastic and the way they are fighting for each other too.

“At the moment I have the feeling that I can play any of those players and they are going to respond and they are going to perform.

“We changed a few players from when we played on Wednesday and when we played today, and look at the way that they are performing.”

Arsenal will return to Wembley on August 1 to play whoever wins the ongoing semi-final game between Manchester United and 3 FC.

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