standard: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has signed a new three-year contract at Arsenal because he wants to become a legend at the club.
The forward’s previous deal was due to expire in under a year’s time and he had been attracting interest from Barcelona and Inter Milan.
Aubameyang, however, has elected to stay at Arsenal and the captain has signed a new three-year deal worth £250,000-a-week.
The news is a major boost for first-team manager Mikel Arteta, who views the 31-year-old as a key part of his rebuild.
And, now he has confirmed he is staying put at Emirates Stadium, Aubameyang has set his sights on making history.
“I want to become an Arsenal legend, just like Thierry, Wrighty, Adams and Bergkamp – too many to mention,” said Aubameyang.
“Of course I knew about Arsenal before I arrived.
“Everybody knows how special this club is, I have 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.
“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 captain of this special club.
“I want to leave a legacy, this is where I belong, this is my family.
“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.”
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