Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang used a reside video recording on Twitter on Tuesday to announce he has signed a contract extension with the Premier League membership.
“It’s finally done. I’m really, really happy to be staying here,” the striker mentioned into his cellphone which he was holding in his outstretched right arm as he walked the sector at Emirates Stadium.
Aubameyang, who has scored 55 targets in 86 league appearances since his proceed from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018, has reportedly signed a three-year deal that ties him to Arsenal till 2023 — when he shall be 34.
“I signed the thing because I want to become an Arsenal legend,” he mentioned. “To leave a legacy.”
Aubameyang had been deliberating over whether or not to increase his preliminary deal that was attributable to expire on the finish of this season. That would have left him free to barter with different groups from January.
Securing the way forward for his most vital player is a major achievement for supervisor Mikel Arteta as he appears to return Arsenal to the Champions League and title competition within the Premier League after an eighth-place end last season.
Aubameyang shared the Golden Boot, the trophy given to the Premier League’s guiding scorer, on the finish of his first full season at Arsenal. He scored 22 targets last season, placing him one behind No. 1 Jamie Vardy. He additionally scored twice within the FA Cup finishing in August to present Arsenal a 2-1 win over Chelsea and the membership’s first trophy below Arteta.
Also Tuesday, Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish signed a new five-year take care of the membership.