Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signed a new contract that will see him spend a further three years at the Emirates Stadium. His previous contract was set to end in the summer of 2021, fuelling speculation that he would seek greener pastures elsewhere. Talks of a new deal stalled for almost seven months causing jitters in the Gunners’ fan base. If you are a punter of soccer betting at Betway, you must have followed the events surrounding the saga unfold. But, the gunners can now focus on the new season after sorting out their skipper’s contract.
Arsenal were not willing to let go one of their most prized assets amid interest from other football clubs like Barcelona and Inter Milan. There was also growing speculation that Arsenal’s top scorer for two successive seasons would cross over to their rivals Manchester United like former striker Robin Van Persie.
However, fans can now take it easy as their captain will stay put. Aubameyang will be important as Mikel Arteta continues his rebuilding project. Reports from the Emirates Stadium suggest that the Gabon International will earn around 250,000 GBP per week in his new deal. Fans and punters were all following the news as they unfolded, especially on social media.
Many Gunners supporters took to Twitter to urge their captain to stay on and help make them great again. After signing the new deal, Aubameyang wrote on his social media accounts what all fans were waiting to hear – “I’ve signed da ting.” He let the Arsenal fans know how he was happy to stay at the Arsenal, which he called “home.”
Aubameyang also said that he wants to follow in the footsteps of the club’s legends and become one. He reiterated his commitment to give the club his best. His only regret was that perhaps it could be a while before the fans get back to the stadium to cheer them on.
The Gunner’s new manager in his remarks showed how the skipper is key to his rebuild.
Arteta said on the club’s official website that it was crucial that Auba stays at Arsenal as he is a talented player with a great mentality. The manager highlighted his captain’s talent by stressing the fact that he had taken the shortest time to reach the 50 goal mark at the club.
Arteta also revealed how Auba’s leadership skills were critical in his project, which is filled with many young and inexperienced players. Edu, another Arsenal former player who now serves as their Technical Director, supported the manager’s sentiments by stating that Auba is an important player for the gunners right now.
Meanwhile, punters on Betway are also following the transfer market closely as teams continue to strengthen their ranks. As things stand, Arsenal have already scooped Willian from London Rivals Chelsea and Gabriel Meghalhaes some notable transfers. They were also able to convince Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid to let Dani Ceballos extend his loan deal. They still have the Mesut Ozil issue to sort out.
The Gunners, the fans and the bettors at Betway are all looking forward to a productive season in Arteta’s first full season as manager. They should pray that their captain continues his impeccable goal scoring. He has already opened his goals account for the season with a goal against Fulham in their first match. However, he cannot do it alone; the whole team must rise to the occasion.