Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has penned a three-year contract worth in the region of £250,000 per week with Arsenal.
The 31-year-old had less than one year remaining on his current deal and had delayed a decision over his future until the end of the season, with Barcelona one of several clubs interested in Aubameyang, who scored 22 goals in the Premier League last season.
At one stage, the club captain seemed destined for an exit, but after Mikel Arteta rejuvenated the spirit around the club and secured European football with victory in the FA Cup, the head coach and hierarchy managed to convince Aubameyang to stay.
Arteta repeatedly spoke of the importance of keeping the Gabon international towards the end of the season.
“When I was talking about the uncertain things that we have on the table, obviously he’s one of them,” Arteta said.
“With Auba, I think I’ve been very clear with what I want.
”The quicker we do it, for me personally, the better because the player will be more focused, more determined and calmer.
”But we have to respect the timings as well as the needs of the football club.”
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