Mikel Arteta, Arsenal director Edu react to Aubameyang's contract extension
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Mikel Arteta, Arsenal director Edu react to Aubameyang's contract extension

Arsenal director Edu and manager Mikel Arteta expressed their delighted after club captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang agreed to extend his stay at the Emirates. 

Aubameyang, who had entered the final 12 months of his previous contract, signed a three-year deal worth in the region of £250,000 per week. 

Arsenal technical director Edu said: "It’s clear Auba loves the club and everything we stand for on and off the pitch.  He’s obviously a very important part of the team so we’re all delighted he has committed his future to us.

"It’s a big boost for everyone – fans, team-mates, and staff," he concluded. 

Club manager Arteta also highlighted Aubameyang's importance at Arsenal. 

"It was important for Pierre-Emerick to stay with us," he said. 

"He’s a superb player with an incredible mentality. Being the player to have taken the least amount of time to reach 50 goals with this club tells you everything you need to know about him and his way of working.

"He’s an important leader for the team and a big part of what we’re building.  He wants to be up there with the best players in the world and leave his mark. He can achieve that here." 

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