Mikel Arteta makes Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang transfer stance clear

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Mikel Arteta has sent a clear message over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The Gabon international has been linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium having struggled for form since signing a new contract at the start of last season.

The Gunners have spent significantly this summer to strengthen their squad, snapping up the likes of Ben White and Martin Odegaard.

And ESPN report that Arsenal are looking to offload some fringe players to ease the impact of that spending, but it is clear Aubameyang is not one of those players.

But still under contract until 2023, the striker is going nowhere this summer, as far as Arteta is concerned.

The Spaniard said during his latest press conference, as cited by ESPN: “I don’t know. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is our player and he will remain here.”

Aubameyang scored 14 times across all competitions last season, but that was less than half of the 29 times he scored in the previous campaign.

He did, however, show signs of returning to his best form on Wednesday night when he scored a hat-trick for Arsenal against West Brom in their Carabao Cup thrashing of the baggies.

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The news will be a big boost for Arsenal, with fans wanting to see their team strengthened heading into this season.

Regardless of a dip in form last season, an Aubameyang departure would weaken Arsenal with limited top-class striking options beyond the Gabon international in the current squad.

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  1. Captain doesn’t leave, hopefully Arteta before window closes. Pay Conté 12M, give him international break to settle in a bit.

    If WE miss on Conté as Tuchel last winter, it will be a disaster.

    Saka Xhaka Auba Rowe, Tavares should have been rested, Not sure if Tierny played but as well.

    Niles Martinelli, Belogun, Azeez, Nelson should have all started instead.

    WB played U23 team to rest players for Championship they lead and after.

    We went out there with most players starting next game…

    Every teams give youngsters first team experience in Cups. We were known for that…At such an early stage even more so…

    WB has a target, next League game. Ours is obvisouly win a Cup for EL football.

    So much hype for 6-0 win against WB U23, no focus on City at all who are watching us brag, while resting & preparing next EPL game for a week now…

    A City wins & Norwich draw puts us 20th spot. That’s reality.

    Can a coach be replaced by a New one after transfer window?

    If not, we on highway to hell!

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