Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reveals Arsenal legacy ambition during heartwarming conversation with Gunners legend Ian Wright

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reveals Arsenal legacy ambition during heartwarming conversation with Gunners legend Ian Wright

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang revealed the key reason he wanted to stay at Arsenal was the opportunity to create a legacy.

Aubameyang on Tuesday signed a new three-year deal with the Gunners worth a reported £60million in total.

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Aubameyang signed from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018 and he committed his future to Arsenal earlier this week

The Gabon international is already a fan favourite since joining from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018.

The forward has scored a remarkable 72 goals in just 111 games for Arsenal.

In a heartwarming conversation with Arsenal great Ian Wright following the announcement, the pair talked about becoming a Gunners legend.

Wrighty said: “I’ve got to say, my friend, you know something… you kept us waiting.

“I don’t blame you because I remember I was speaking to people and I was saying, where he is now in his career, what he is doing and the goals and the rate you’re scoring the goals… and the people, and I know people came for you, I know.

“What was your thinking in the end to say, ‘yes, I’m staying’?”

Aubameyang replied: “You know, I had quite a lot of time to think about it, I mean I’m thinking about it since a year [ago].”

Wright said: “Is it all you’re thinking about, all the time?”

Aubameyang added: “Not all the time. Sometimes you think about other things, but for sure it was one of the biggest things.

“I also had a chat with Mikel [Arteta], that I think he gave me something very clear about the idea of the future of the club and about me.”

Wright went on: “What did he say about you?”

Aubameyang is a fan favourite at the Emirates

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Aubameyang is a fan favourite at the Emirates

Auba and Wrighty chatted during Tuesday’s live stream which announced the new contract

Auba and Wrighty chatted during Tuesday’s live stream which announced the new contract

Aubameyang continued: “He was straight and honest and that’s what I like because we are always honest.

“He said, ‘okay, you can maybe leave. I don’t know what your mind is right now, but you can leave and go for trophies at other clubs or you can stay here and have a legacy. This, for me, was the key word.”

Wright replied: “A legend here, man. Literally, the thing is, for me right now you are legendary, absolutely. I know what you’re chasing but the way the fans are, and the way you are with the fans, I love that.

“I love the pureness of your relationship with the fans. The thing with these fans I found, it that you have it naturally. You naturally play for them, that is what gets you legendary status, bro.”

Aubameyang added: “Thank you for saying this, I feel really pleased and honoured.”


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