KEY POINTS

  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang happy being at Arsenal
  • Aubameyang due for new contract
  • Arsenal legend believes Aubameyang deserves better deal

Arsenal FC team manager Mikel Arteta has had to deal with a lot of stress lately with several players reportedly headed to the exit. However, the 37-year-old may have gotten some kind of a reprieve with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang finally addressing talks about him possibly moving out.

Speaking to Arsenal, the 30-year-old striker may have finally put to rest all rumors alleging he will be transferred to another team. He said that it means a lot to him being in Arsenal, a team that he followed since he was young. He also added that the fans are incredible, hopefully, explanations that will put to rest any transfer talk scenarios.

“I try to always be ready, whatever happens. That's why I say, when I look at myself, that I have to be ready so I do all the stuff, I try to be fit every game and for the moment it is working well,” he said.

This should somehow calm the storm, especially for Arteta. He has had his share of problems this season. That would include players like Sokratis Papastathopoulos who believes he has been misplaced with minutes now diverted to David Luiz and Shkodran Mustafi. There are other names to mention although the gist of it all is that Sokratis is not getting his fair share of minutes, Goal.com reported.

In the case of Aubameyang, it appears he is not even close to considering moving elsewhere. However, it remains that his contract will be running out soon. He will be entering the final year of his contract at the Emirates at the end of his season and an extension has yet to be in place.

Aubameyang has proven himself as one of the key players for Arsenal this season. He has recorded 61 goals in 96 appearances and seems on course to win the Golden Boot this season. The Gabonese striker is one of the reasons why the Gunners are running ninth in the Premier League table.

For Arsenal legend Ian Wright, Aubameyang deserves a better deal than what he is getting right now. Like what most believe, the Gunners may be in a worse situation if not for him, Football.london reported.

"If you take his goals out of that team then they’re in a massive heap of trouble. We’re talking about a goalscorer who is scoring at the rate of a Champions League player, a world-class goalscorer," Wright said.

At his age, Aubameyang could be looking for one big final deal before calling it a career. Arsenal needs to consider that fact or possibly face the risk of actually losing the Gabonese striker.