Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang told to ‘sign the contract bruh’ by Arsenal teammate Ainsley Maitland-Niles

The Gabonese forward has one year remaining on his deal at the Emirates

Jack Rathborn
Thursday 02 July 2020 12:52
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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been urged to “sign the contract bruh” by Arsenal teammate Ainsley Maitland-Niles after reaching 50 Premier League goals for the club.

The Gunners forward inspired Mikel Arteta’s side to a 4-0 win over Norwich with a double at the Emirates on Wednesday.

But the 31-year-old, who has 63 goals in all competitions since joining from Borussia Dortmund in 2018, only has a year remaining on his contract.

The Gabonese took to social media after bringing up his half-century in the league for the Gunners: “It’s a privilege to be a football player!!! You can have this type of feelings that gives you goosebumps. 50!!!!!!”

But Maitland-Niles was quick to reply, urging Arsenal’s talisman to extend his contract.

Aubameyang celebrates against Norwich (POOL/AFP via Getty)

The 19-year-old said: “Sign the contract bruh, stop posting.”

While Arteta insists Aubameyang is “really happy” at the Emirates.

“A player that is able to score as many goals as he has done in that short space of time tells you everything about the importance that he has for us,” Arteta said.

“Players that can make the difference in any moment in the game every three days in competitions. That is a big task and he has done that at different clubs.

“He is willing to stay with us. He is really happy where he is. He can see what we are trying to do and hopefully he can evolve as well some parts of his game he might feel he can improve. We are pushing him every day.

“I leave that to the football club and the senior people that finalise the contracts. Auba knows really well what my thoughts are towards him and the project that I want to create, and how much he is part of that. And after that it is not in my hands.”

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