Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to sign contract extension at Arsenal
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Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is set to put pay to speculation regarding his future at the Emirates Stadium by signing a three-year contract extension at the club.
According to David Ornstein and James McNicholas of The Athletic, the Gabon striker has agreed a new deal which was heavily influenced by the intervention of manager Mikel Arteta.
His current deal is set to expire at the end of next season.
Aubameyang has been a consistent performer for the Gunners since joining from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018. He has scored 22 goals in each of his last two Premier League campaigns.
Following the end of English football's postponement due to the coronavirus pandemic, Aubameyang became the fastest Arsenal player of the Premier League era to reach 50 league goals - reaching the feat four games quicker than the club's record all-time goalscorer Thierry Henry.
Despite experiencing something of a renaissance since Mikel Arteta took over from Unai Emery, the speculation over Aubameyang's future represented something of a cloud over the club, with fans fearing that they might lose the 31-year-old for free next summer or for a reduced fee this year.
His extension is a massive boost for the club, coming just days before they kick-off the 2020/21 Premier League campaign away to Fulham on Saturday afternoon.