Mikel Arteta has yet again expressed the confidence Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will sign a new contract at Arsenal. The striker’s current deal will run out next season and talks about an extension have not resulted in an agreement. Despite the stalling and ongoing talks, Arteta highlights why he feels Aubameyang will sign a new deal.
Asked on why he is so confident, Arteta said: “I don’t know, it is the way that I feel! The way that I communicate with him, the conversations that I have with him and the people around him. It is the energy I sense.”
“It is just my opinion, things change in football very quickly but when you ask me in that moment how I feel about Auba’s future, in this moment I feel that he wants to continue with us and keep developing and help us to become a better team.”
“He needs to feel he belongs somewhere that he believes we can achieve the goals that he has individually and collectively for a long time. He is very settled in the city, his family are really happy here as well I think, and he is loved, respected and admired by his team-mates, which is a huge thing to have at any football club.”
“So that’s what gives me positivity, as well because I see the enjoyment he is having, the work-rate that he puts in all the time, and the decisions that he makes every time. So that is where my feelings are coming from.” FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain have been linked with the Gabon striker in recent weeks.