Arteta convinced me to sign a new Arsenal deal : Aubameyang

September 16, 2020

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits he’s considering his new Arsenal contract for over a year.

The Gunners captain penned terms for another three years yesterday.

“I had a chat with Mikel (Arteta), that I think he gave me something very clear about the idea of the future of the club and about me,” Auba told the club’s website.

“He was straight and honest, and that’s what I like because we are always honest. He said, ‘Okay, you can maybe leave. I don’t know what your mind is [thinking] right now, but you can leave and go for trophies at other clubs or you can stay here and have a legacy. This, for me, was the key word.

“We had a chat when we were in lockdown,” Auba added. “He called me. Normally we have to speak about a game. He called me and said, ‘Forget about it.’ I had prepared maybe two pages and he said, ‘Yeah, forget about it. Let’s talk about real things.’

“He said, ‘I want to be honest with you, how do you feel?’ And I was like, ‘I have to say the truth, I feel very good.’ It was maybe two months, or three months that he was here and the training, you can feel the passion.

“You can feel everything from this guy. He is so good, he’s the kind of guy who you can trust in him.”