According to reports, Arsenal’s prolific striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubamayeng, is close to signing a new contract with the club. The Gabonese striker’s current deal was due to expire at the end of the next season and speculation over his future has been on the headlines throughout the premier league campaign. He tweeted an hourglass yesterday and it increased speculation about him signing a new contract. Everyone’s favourite Sky Sports reporter, Fabrizio Romano, replied to this tweet and confirmed that he was going to sign a new contract that extends his stay at the club. Sky Sports from Italy also reports the new deal will be announced in a few days.
With constant pressure from Arsenal Fan TV (AFTV) cast members, it was evident that the fans really wanted him to stay. The phrase ‘sign dat ting’ has spammed social media platforms, a clear sign that they needed him to extend his contract. He has been a key player to the club and his contribution is of the best quality .He had an excellent personal season and scored 22 goals in the premier league just like he did in the previous season. Since joining the club he has scored 54 goals in 85 premier league games and joined the league of the fastest players to reach 50 PL goals.
The club captain scored two goals in their FA cup final against Chelsea leading, Mikel Arteta to lifting his first trophy as a manager. His stay at the club would be a big win for them, now that they have recently signed Willian from Chelsea on a three year deal. Although the 31 year old might be staying, his closest friend at the club, Alexandre Lacazzette’s future isn’t clear on the club. The two have been quite the duo on and off the pitch but this partnership might not continue. The French forward has been linked with transfers to Juventus and Atletico Madrid and his future at Arsenal is quite unclear.
If Aubamayeng signs this new contract, he will be part of an attacking trio with Nicholas Pepe and Willian Borges and we will all love to see it.
Photo Credit :Fabrizio Romano Official Twitter Account @Fabrizio Romano