‘For the moment nothing has been decided’: Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang confirms club ‘hold the keys’ to extending his contract for ‘the most important decision of my career’
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been linked with Inter Milan and Barcelona
- The Arsenal captain is set to enter the final 12 months of his deal next season
- But Aubameyang has confirmed that nothing has been decided on his future
- The Gabon international labelled the decision ‘the most important of his career’
Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has claimed nothing has been decided regarding his future at the club.
The 30-year-old has been linked with a move to Inter Milan and Barcelona in recent months as he prepares to enter the final year of his contract at the Emirates Stadium in the summer.
But the Gabon international has stated nothing has been agreed either way as he contemplates ‘the most important decision’ of his career.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has claimed Arsenal hold the keys to getting a contract extension
The Arsenal captain is set to enter the final year of his contract at the club in the summer
‘Recently I haven’t received an offer but of course there have been discussions with the club for a fair few months now,’ he told French outlet Telefoot.
‘And they know very well why so far nothing has happened. It’s them [the club] who have the keys and for them to do their work. Afterwards we will see how things go.
‘It is a turning point in my career, and I will be very frank with everyone, it will be of course a very difficult decision to make because I have still not decided.
‘It is possibly the most important decision of my career. To be clear, nothing has been decided.’
But Aubameyang insisted nothing has yet been agreed regarding his future in north London
The former Borussia Dortmund striker also affirmed his desire to win trophies as he enters the latter stages of his career.
The striker won one domestic cup with Saint-Etienne and two with Bundesliga outfit Dortmund, but has admitted he wants to add to his current haul.
‘Of course [I see titles in the future],’ he continued.
‘Every player that is a competitor dreams of winning titles, it is important. Afterwards, everyone will ask the question if you want to win [them] at Arsenal or elsewhere.
Aubameyang also confirmed his desire to win titles as he enters the latter stages of his career
‘As I said, it is the future that will tell us [that]. But I am hungry to win titles. That is clear and everybody knows it.’
Aubameyang’s comments come on the same day as reports in The Sun claim that Arsenal will look to offload Ainsley Maitland-Niles to help fund a new contract for their star striker.
The report adds that the club want a hefty £20million for the 22-year-old, with his progress stalling after falling out of favour under manager Mikel Arteta this season.
The club will also hold talks with fellow striker Alexandre Lacazette to avoid losing both players
Aubameyang has scored 17 goals this season, but harbours desires to play Champions League football, which the Gunners look unlikely to be playing next season as they sit in ninth ahead of the Premier League restart on Wednesday.
The club will also hold talks with fellow striker Alexandre Lacazette to thrash out a deal in order to avoid losing both strikers in one summer.
Arsenal will begin their final 10 games of the league season with a trip to Manchester City.
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