Arteta: Why-Aubameyang will-Sign for Arsenal

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Arteta: Why-Aubameyang will-Sign for Arsenal
Arteta: Why-Aubameyang will-Sign for Arsenal

Arteta: Why-Aubameyang will-Sign for Arsenal

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta said on Friday that he is positive about captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future at the club while he does not want to lose striker Alexandre Lacazette.

Aubameyang, the club’s top scorer this season with 20 league goals, is out of contract at the end of next season and has not yet agreed to an extension with the north London club.

“I’ve always been very positive about (Aubameyang’s future). I don’t have the key to the future and in football anything is possible,” Arteta told a virtual news conference ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City.

Arteta: Why-Aubameyang will-Sign for Arsenal

“Judging from his reaction, I can attest that he is happy with the way he trains daily. I talk to him a lot and if we’re able to do it, I think we can do it. We know how important he’s to the present team.”

When asked if he was prepared to lose Lacazette in the transfer window, Arteta said: “Why would I want to lose a player like him? I’m really happy with him. I said that even before I joined here that he is the type of striker that I really like.

“Considering the way he can link play, I can say that he’s a huge competitor who hates to lose. He goes for every ball, you see in every challenge how he’s ready to go. He works really hard and he’s a very intelligent player.”

Arteta: Why-Aubameyang will-Sign for Arsenal

Arsenal beat Premier League champions Liverpool 2-1 on Wednesday despite having little possession and Arteta said it bodes well for when they are up against Pep Guardiola’s City.

“We are not expected to be dominant for 90 minutes and as well don’t need to be defending all through 90 minutes,” Arteta said.

“We’ll have times when we are in form during this competition and at such I do not expect the same game to Liverpool but the extent of difficulty are going to be high. I know their strengths and flexibilities they have.”

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