Arsenal fans are beaming as Aubameyang signs new deal
Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, on Tuesday, signed a three-year contract extension with the club, finally putting an end to the countless rumours of his potential departure from London.
Aubameyang, who joined Arsenal in January 2018 for a then club-record £56m, is expected to earn a whopping £250,000-a-week with further performance-related bonuses on top. The 31-year-old Gabon forward had less than a year left in his previous deal and was constantly linked with a move away from from the Emirates, with La Liga side Barcelona tipped to be a potential destination.
A new contract, however, was established after the Gunners agreed to his demands of having a three-year contract on top of a £250,000-a-week wage pack. He will receive further bonuses if Arsenal qualify for the Champions League or if he wins the Premier League Golden Boot between now and the end of his new deal in 2023.
"I've seen incredible players. Passionate players. Invincible players. I dream of being one of them, amongst the best, and staying in the hearts of the fans forever," Aubameyang said.
"I want to become an Arsenal legend, just like Thierry, Wrighty, Adams and Bergkamp. Too many to mention.
"My dad is my biggest inspiration and he was captain of his club and his country, so it means so much to me to be the captain of this special club. I want to leave a legacy, this is where I belong. This is my family."
The news comes as a huge sigh of relief for the club, which looks set on the path of progression under their young manager, Mikel Arteta. Meanwhile, the fans were ecstatic as soon as the news was announced and this is how they are reacting to it: