Mikel Arteta has hailed ‘superb’ Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and told the forward he can become one of the best players in the world after signing a new deal with Arsenal.
Arteta said: ‘It was important for Pierre-Emerick to stay with us. He’s a superb player with an incredible mentality.
‘Being the player to have taken the least amount of time to reach 50 goals with this club tells you everything you need to know about him and his way of working.
‘He’s an important leader for the team and a big part of what we’re building. He wants to be up there with the best players in the world and leave his mark. He can achieve that here.’
Arsenal technical director Edu added: ‘It’s clear Auba loves the club and everything we stand for on and off the pitch.
‘He’s obviously a very important part of the team so we’re all delighted he has committed his future to us. It’s a big boost for everyone – fans, team-mates and staff.’
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