Revealed – The key reason why Arsenal is keeping Aubameyang 

David Ornstein has revealed to TalkSport that if Mikel Arteta wasn’t Arsenal’s manager, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will probably not sign his new deal.

The Athletic journalist claims that the Gabon striker has reached an agreement with the Gunners over a new deal and it will be announced soon.

Ornstein also claims that he will sign a three-year deal and become the club’s highest earner, making more than Mesut Ozil.

This is the news that Arsenal’s fans have been waiting for and it will surely delight them.

Ahead of the new season, the team will also have their morale boosted knowing that one of the best strikers in the world will be remaining with them.

However, all this would not have been possible without the influence of Arteta, the football expert told TalkSPORT.

He revealed that the striker is extremely close to his manager and that was key in keeping him at the Emirates for three more seasons.

“I don’t believe he’s put pen to paper just yet, but he will do and it’s fantastic news for Arsenal fans because after months of speculation the negotiations are complete,” Ornstein told the talkSPORT Breakfast on Thursday morning.

“I think he was always very happy to stay, it was just about striking the right deal.

“The negotiation process was started by Raul Sanllehi and after he left was picked up by director of football operations Huss Fahmy and technical director Edu.

“But Mikel Arteta was absolutely crucial to getting this process done. His intervention really escalated the process, his relationship with Aubameyang and his father, who is absolutely fundamental to his career, was pivotal to getting this over the line.

“Aubameyang and Arteta are extremely close and, if Arteta was not the Arsenal head coach, I’m not sure that Aubameyang would have signed this new contract.

“Arteta is leading this club in a very positive direction, they’re clearly going to be more competitive than they’ve been at any time in recent years, he’s building a nice squad.”

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  1. I’ve got to admit I’m excited for the new season for the first time in awhile .
    I really believe we will get top 3-4 this season .
    2-0 win at the weekend will do for starters COYG 👍

      1. The interesting thing is Sue and Dan, even the fact that we won’t be able to watch the matches at the Emirates, doesn’t take away the excitement and/or the feeling that this is just the start of a brilliant time for The Arsenal.
        I am on tenterhooks to see what his first squad will be, we have strengthened in so many areas, it’s hard to forecast who will be playing in every position except Aubamayang of course.

        1. Absolutely, Ken! Always hard guessing an Arteta 11, looking forward to seeing our newbies – excited about both ends of the pitch 🙂 Arteta is now first team manager 👍

    1. I’m so so excited about the new season as well… can’t wait for the opener & Auba doing his thing on the day.
      Fulham 0-3 Arsenal I predict at the end of 90mins
      Interesting season ahead

      1. Namo, Highbury Hero has predicted Arsenal 3 Fulham 0, if Arsenal plays poorly and to score 5 or 6 if they play well. I am not nearly so confident, given last season, the lack of transfer activity and need to integrate 2 new CB’s. Time will tell.

  2. i dont get why players get to earn more at his age when they are not going to get any better.will this outrageous wage cause us problems trying to sign other top talents?coming here and being only offered a million a month might not keep some top players egos happy,
    That said , once they get back on the pitch , hopefully with Auba playing cf, i am excited to see us and have total faith in Mikel and his vision ,only 1 window in.Got that buzz back now if i can forget the finances.
    I wish Emi well at villa , he deserves his shot to play and impress his international boss.Partey incoming at last?
    I love transfer windows , coyG

  3. @AFCam
    the salary of Auba may look outrageous BUT we had to keep him at any cost given his importance to the team and the lack of potential replacement in the market.At least he’s earning it unlike Ozil…..

  4. Great for Auba and great for Arsenal. His signing of the contract will inspire other players(including Ozil) to do well and arsenal will go from being good to better. Onwards and Upwards. In Arteta we trust.

  5. i hope after auba gets the money his career will not sink like what happened to ozil. person in charge of negotiating contracts should also be reconsidered. he/she has put arsenal in a dilemma, its either you extend auba’s contract or he runs down his contract and walks out for free the next season.

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