Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang used his pre-match programme notes to declare his commitment to Arsenal and dismiss rumours he wants to leave, so I guess he’ll be signing a new contract soon, then?
There’s no doubt there has been a change in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s attitude since the arrival of Mikel Arteta and a reminder that he isn’t Arsenal captain just because he’s got a big ego.
As such, we’ve seen a tremendous change in his application on the pitch, despite rumours persisting that he will not be at Arsenal next season.
Although he missed the game through illness, Auba addressed the rumours using his pre-match programme notes.
“I would like to react to some of the rumours that are going around about me in the media,” the Gabon striker wrote.
“People like making up stories and they should focus on what’s happening on the pitch. They talk too much and it does my head in!
“‘I am the Arsenal captain. I love this club. I am committed to it and desperate to bring it back to the top, where it belongs.”
That, of course, is exactly what you want to hear.
However, while it was completely understandable that Auba wouldn’t sign a new deal given the direction Unai Emery was taking us, will he now put his pen where his mouth is and sign a new deal to stay at the club?