Arsenal captain, Gabonese Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has underlined his commitment to the north London club by signing a new contract.
The club captain had entered the final 12 months of his previous deal and offered only a coy response to questions over his future following the Community Shield win over Liverpool earlier this month.
But the 31-year-old star has finally ended months of speculation by nailing his colours to the Gunners mast and will continue to play a lead role in the rebuilding job currently being undertaken by head coach Mikel Arteta.
‘I’m so happy a bit nervous so many people here. people were asking me to sign da ting and it’s finally done,’ said Aubameyang. ‘I’m so happy to stay here this is my home. As you know, i’m so happy here. It’s a great day. I hope you enjoy your day. ‘I signed da ting because I wanted to become an Arsenal legend and leave a legacy.”
“It’s the time to work a lot to become a legend, but for sure I will work hard and give my best.’ Despite Arsenal’s struggles last season, Aubameyang enjoyed another stellar individual campaign, scoring 29 goals in all competitions and inherited the armband from Granit Xhaka after the Switzerland international was demoted following an altercation with his own fans during a game against Crystal Palace last October.
Auba: ‘I want to leave a legacy at Arsenal’
After announcing the extension via a live steam on the club’s Instagram and Twitter accounts, Aubameyang stated his desire to follow in the footsteps of Thierry Henry, Ian Wright, Tony Adams and Dennis Bergkamp and become an Arsenal legend. “Of course I knew about Arsenal before I arrived, everybody knows how special this club is,” Aubameyang said.
“I’ve seen incredible players. Passionate players. Invincible players. I dream of being one of them, amongst the best, and staying in the hearts of the fans forever. “I want to become an Arsenal legend, just like Thierry, Wrighty, Adams and Bergkamp. Too many to mention.
“My dad is my biggest inspiration and he was captain of his club and his country, so it means so much to me to be the captain of this special club. I want to leave a legacy, this is where I belong. This is my family.”