19 Jul Arsenal boss Arteta says Aubameyang ‘fairly satisfied’ on staying
Mikel Arteta believes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is “fairly satisfied” he’ll keep at Arsenal however admitted successful the FA Cup would strengthen the membership’s makes an attempt to tie him to a brand new contract.
The 31-year-old’s present deal expires subsequent summer season and Football4cast revealed earlier this month that he’s in search of a three-year extension price as much as £250,000-a-week.
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Negotiations hinge partially on whether or not the Gunners qualify for European football subsequent season, a prospect they moved a step nearer in direction of on Saturday night with a formidable 2-Zero FA Cup semifinal win over Manchester Metropolis.
Aubameyang scored each targets towards Pep Guardiola’s aspect and Arteta stated: “The way in which I have a look at him after I communicate with him, he sounds fairly satisfied. However clearly if he can see that success and the route we’re taking is the proper one, I feel he can be extra optimistic about it sure.”
Aubameyang gave Arsenal a shock lead on 17 minutes and added one other 18 minutes from time, leaving Pep Guardiola’s males with no approach again, ending their probabilities of successful three trophies this season following final marketing campaign’s home treble.
Arsenal, document 13-time winners of the FA Cup, will play both Chelsea or Manchester United within the remaining on Aug. 1. (Stream stay on Football4cast+ within the U.S.)
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A have a look at the league desk, through which Arsenal are ninth, presents a actuality verify, however 38-year-old Arteta has each likelihood to assert a trophy simply months into his first managerial position.
He stated after the sport that that there was nonetheless a “large margin” between Arsenal and the likes of Metropolis and Liverpool, however the team look like not off course once more after seasons of drift.
“Extraordinarily glad and pleased with the gamers,” Arteta stated. “Whenever you play this team, you need to give your greatest and when you may have the alternatives you could profit from them.
“There’s a nice chemistry between them [the players] and so they actually imagine in what we are attempting to do.”
Guardiola would have been the primary to congratulate his former assistant, and the loss can be softened by what remains to be attainable within the Champions League the place Metropolis maintain a 2-1 lead over Actual Madrid earlier than their house last-16 second leg.
The defeat by Arsenal was onerous to swallow all the identical.
“We began gradual and with out the way in which you need to play,” Guardiola stated. “We’re all the time prepared many instances however immediately we weren’t.
“They defended properly. It occurred [when Arsenal played] towards Liverpool too so we knew it. However we weren’t good.”