Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has finally put pen to paper on a new deal which will see him at The Emirates until at least 2023.
The three year deal makes him our top earner, moving his salary above some bloke called Mesut Ozil who used to play for us back in the 90s.
It’s thought that under our previous manager Unai Emery, Aubameyang was set to leave, with Barcelona very keen to secure the services of the Gabonese striker but Mikel Arteta was a huge part of getting him to stay.
“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.”
31 year-old Aubameyang added:
“I want to become an Arsenal legend, just like Thierry, Wrighty, Adams and Bergkamp. I want to leave a legacy, this is where I belong. This is my family. “We have something exciting here and I believe the best is to come for Arsenal…”
There’s a lot more over on Arsenal.com about this huge deal and how Arteta was a central part of Aubameyang’s decision.
There are still rumours afoot that now Aubameyang has signed, we could still be in the market for some new blood, and high on Arteta’s shopping remains the Lyon playmaker Houssem Aouar.