Mikel Arteta confident of “positive” Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang contract talks


The Gunners’ star striker has simply over a year left on his existing offer.

Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta is “pretty positive” of finalizing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to a new offer however confesses the club should convince the striker of his value and their own aspiration.

Aubameyang’s offer ends next summer and he was estimated today stating he felt at “a turning point” in his profession.

The Gabon international has no scarcity of admirers must he choose his future lies in other places however Arteta believes an extended remain at the Emirates can be accomplished.

Mikel Arteta wishes to keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Mark Kerton/PA)

“We have many discussions with Pierre, with his family and his agent. I’m pretty positive we can find the right agreement for all parties,” stated Arteta, whose side go back to Premier League action against his previous companies Manchester City on Wednesday.

” I think it is our duty to make him feel this is the right next action in his profession. In order to do that he requires to feel valued, he requires to feel he comes from us which we desire him.

“He really needs to believe we can take this club forward in the way we want to and he’s going to be a key part.”

Aubameyang’s output given that signing up with the Gunners in 2018 has actually been of the highest requirement, with 61 goals in 97 appearances, resulting in reported interest from a host of leading clubs.

In Spite Of that, and the nontransparent remarks just recently credited to the player in the foreign press, Arteta has actually seen no recommendation that his head has actually been turned.

“I think at the moment I am extremely happy with how he’s been performing and behaving,” he stated.

“I have a really good relationship with him and we can discuss face to face a lot of things. So far as I’m aware I think he’s very happy at the club.”

Arteta (left) welcomes Aubameyang (Mark Kerton/PA)

Arteta recommended the coronavirus shutdown had actually dipped into least some part in the sluggish development of settlements, including: “In a various context we ‘d have liked to do things much quicker however clearly it is extraordinary times.

“That brings a lot of uncertainty. But things are getting clearer and clearer every day that we are a step closer to getting back playing football and we want to move forward.”

With Arsenal currently disappointingly positioned in ninth, their negotiating position would be enhanced no end needs to they in some way introduce an effective quote for the Champions League locations in their 10 staying fixtures.

Arteta, for one, is not shirking from that aspiration.

“I think that will help to persuade anybody. It’s our obligation, almost, to be fighting for every trophy and playing (in the) Champions League with this club,” he stated.

“A lot of players want to come and join us but it’s not just about who do we want to attract, it’s how happy the players that are here are and (how) convinced they are in the right place.”

An away journey to Manchester City is no one’s concept of a simple reboot however for Arteta it likewise represents a go back to the club he served for 3 years as a coach and a reunion with coach Pep Guardiola.

“He was an influence on me since I was 16 years old, when we met in Barcelona as players,” he stated of the City boss.

“If I have to talk about the person he is, his values, the way he treats me and how he deals with players and staff around him he is phenomenal. As a coach I learned so much from him. We spent some amazing moments together, some difficult ones too, but the experience next to him has been incredible.”

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