Mikel Arteta is convinced that the FA Cup Final on Saturday against Chelsea will not be Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang‘s final game for Arsenal. The Gunners captain has one year left on his contract and there has been many speculations on his future at the club but Arteta remains confident he will sign a new contract.
Speaking ahead of the final on Wembley on Saturday Arteta was asked if the final could be the forward’s last game for Arsenal: “No, I don’t have those thoughts. Don’t forget he still has a contract here with us. We want to keep him and do it more long-term. But at the moment he is with us and I think he should be really proud of where he is as well.”
Arteta firmly believes that Aubameyang could be convinced to stay in London if they manage to win the final. “Absolutely. I think that has a strong link with everything that you want to experience as a player,” said Arsenal’s head coach. “Winning a trophy helps to really believe and make you feel ‘wow, I want more of those moments as well’ If you are wearing the armband and you are able to lift that cup, it is such a moment and this is going to help for sure.”