Arsenal captain Aubameyang signs new contract

Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. has signed a new three-year contract to end speculations over his future with the Gunners.

The 31-year-old Gabon international’s previous contract was due to expire in June 2021, but he has committed his future to the Gunners until the summer of 2023.

The contract will see his initial wage rise to £250,000-per-week. Further bonuses and loyalty payments are set to take his earnings past £300,000-a-week and potentially beyond the £350,000-per-week that top earner Mesut Ozil makes.

Speaking to the club’s official website, the prolific striker said: “Signing for this special club was never in doubt.”

“It’s thanks to our fans, my team-mates, my family and everybody at this club that I feel like I belong here.

“I believe in Arsenal. We can achieve big things together. We have something exciting here and I believe the best is to come for Arsenal.”

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta added: “It was important for Pierre-Emerick to stay with us. He’s a superb player with an incredible mentality.”

“Being the player to have taken the least amount of time to reach 50 goals with this club tells you everything you need to know about him and his way of working.”

“He’s an important leader for the team and a big part of what we’re building. He wants to be up there with the best players in the world and leave his mark. He can achieve that here.”

Aubameyang joined Arsenal in January 2018 and has netted 72 times and 15 assists in just 111 games.

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