Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang drops exit hint after Arsenal FA Cup win


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang refused to commit his future for Arsenal despite returning them to FA Cup glory. The Gabonese striker struck twice to cancel Christian Pulisic’s opener at Wembley yesterday and win his first trophy as Arsenal captain.

But when asked if the victory means he will stay at the club next season, Aubameyang was not signed.

“I really don’t think about that. I just want to enjoy this with the guys and take the trophy, ”he told BT Sport.

“I think we deserved the win. Everyone did their best today for the team and yes we deserve it. It’s been a long journey, but today we are enjoying this great game. “

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future is uncertain

Aubameyang is entering the final year of his UAE contract and will likely be sold this summer if he refuses to sign a new deal.

This would leave Arsenal stripped of their firepower up front with only Europa League football to hang in front of potential substitutes.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta, however, is hoping to convince his star striker to lead his rebuilding work.

“He needs more experience with trophies, we can get him used to it more,” Arteta joked of Aubameyang’s trophy blunder.

“He knows what I think of him. I want to build the team around him. I think he wants to stay and it’s just a matter of closing the deal.

“But I think those moments will help him realize and believe that we’re on the right track and he’s a big part of it. He is loved by everyone at the club. I hope he can continue with us. ”

For Arteta, it was a first piece of silverware just eight months after the start of his managerial career.

The forward won the FA Cup for Arsenal

He wasn’t appointed Arsenal head coach until December and has had to deal with the coronavirus outbreak, including contracting COVID-19 himself and constantly talking about the loss of his greatest players.

But he has now won the FA Cup as a player with Arsenal, an assistant to Manchester City and continued his love affair with the oldest World Cup competition with Saturday’s success as the Gunners boss.

“I think so,” he replied when asked if this was the greatest moment of his career.

“I’m really proud of what we have accomplished because I know the difficulties and everything that we have been through.

“For me personally the last six months have been so difficult with a lot of things that have happened in our lives, but I only had one mission when I came here and that was to make the players believe and to the staff that we could do it.

“We had to change that energy and that mentality and just seeing them in the locker room all together, and the way they enjoy their profession and their time together, that makes me more proud and as a result, after we can achieve things. and win titles together. ”


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