Arsenal has news for ‘interested’ Barça and Inter: ‘Team to build it’


Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is ready to go far to preserve Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the Londoners. The attacker from Gabon has only a one-year contract.

“He knows how I feel about him,” said Arteta of his 31-year-old captain and top scorer, who made both goals on Saturday in the FA Cup final against Chelsea (2-1). “I want to build the team around him. I think he wants to stay too, it’s just a matter of getting the deal done. Yes, I think he’s going to sign.”

Among other The Athletic wrote this week that Aubameyang is happy at Arsenal, but does not rule out a departure. He would like to play for the prizes, but The Gunners have not played a serious role in the title battle for years. FC Barcelona and Internazionale would be charmed by the former player of Borussia Dortmund, while Juventus is also watching his situation.

Aubameyang accounted for 22 hits in the Premier League last season. “Everyone at the club loves him,” emphasizes Arteta. “Hopefully he will continue with us. I hope he realizes that we are on the right track.”


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