Mikel Arteta has once again reiterated his confidence that Pierre-Emile Aubameyang will remain at the Emirates.
The Gabonese attacker is inside the final 12 months of his current deal with the Gunners.
The club has been in talks with him over a new deal for a long time now.
There are also fears that he might decide against signing a new deal and leave the club with no choice but to sell him this summer.
The former Monaco man has been Arsenal’s leading scorer since he joined the club and he almost singlehandedly earned them the FA Cup last season after he scored the goals in the semi-finals and finals.
Clubs like Barcelona and Inter Milan remain keen on signing him this summer, but Arsenal’s number one transfer priority is to get him on a new deal.
The Gunners are reportedly set to offer him a new contract worth £250,000-per week according to Mail Online and Arteta is confident that he will sign it.
The Spaniard added that keeping him will be a major boost to their efforts to make the Gunners a bigger side.
Arteta said via Mail Online: ‘I keep being positive we have some really good talks with him and his agent and I’m pretty confident that we are going to find an agreement soon, that’s my feeling again.
‘Absolutely [it would be a massive lift for everyone]. And for him as well. I think he should be very happy if he is able to stay at the club for a long time and I think people will be delighted with that news.’
Is he now holding out for a call from Barca if Messi really is leaving?
This article says we are reportedly set to offer him a contract, does this mean we haven’t offered him one yet, and if not, why not. This is another saga that’s getting boring.
Omg how long does it take to sign your bleedin’ name?!! If this isn’t announced tomorrow, along with Gabriel, the mother of all meltdowns will ensue!!!!
Was he at Monaco?
I believe he was at St Etienne. I may be wrong though.
He was at both…
You’re not wrong he was at ST -Etienne.
Does this remind anyone of the Wenger/vanpersie episode?
Manger convinced the player was going to sogn – the player keeping stum, but then Hey Presto another transfer forced upon the club by a player.
I really hope this is not going to turn out the same way.
Yes Ken and the common to both managers factor is Kroenke. THAT is the real worry! I have never kidded myself that Auba loves Arsenal more than money and trophies which he sees as more likely elsewhere.
In that respect he is no different from the vast majority of players everywhere. Rather naively, fans almost everywhere invest players with some of the love for their club that we , the fans feel. Those majority of fans will never face the fact that players are not like fans and it IS A BUSINESS TO THEM, NOT AN ACT OF LOVE FOR A CLUB.
Just true, though sad, realism and I for one do not forget that! Fooling oneself never helps any club that we support! Quite the opposite, which is precisely why I will never entertain such naivety.