Date published: Wednesday 1st July 2020 8:43
Mikel Arteta gave an update on the contract situation regarding Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, while the player himself also spoke about the uncertainty.
The Gunners put four past lowly Norwich to emerge comfortable 4-0 victors on Wednesday night.
Much of the result owed itself to the clinical nature of star striker Aubameyang, with both of his goals coming from composed finishes after latching onto costly Norwich mistakes.
Speaking in his post-match press conference regarding Aubameyang, Gunners boss Arteta said: “The way he works everyday he decided to get better. Hopefully he’s here for longer.
“He can see what we are trying to do and hopefully he can evolve.”
“I leave that to the football club. Auba knows really well my thoughts towards him, the project I want to create and that I want him in that.
“I am positive and I will remain positive but things have to progress.”
Bukayo Saka recently signed a new deal with the club, and Arteta was quick to praise the youngster.
“I think he is the player that represents every value at the football club,” he added.
“It was really important to keep him and from now I will demand more from him.”
Two unlikely players who starred in the performance were Dani Ceballos and Cedric Soares.
Regarding the contrubutions of the duo, the Spaniard said: “I really like Dani. He has a big personality to play and give us continuity to play without the ball too. He’s improved so much.”
“I’m so happy for the boy [Cedric]. He’s brought a lot of positivity even with the difficulties he’s had.”
Double goalscorer Aubameyang brought up his 50th and 51st league goals for the club, but uncertainty remains over his long-term future at the club.
Teenage sensation Saka recently signed a new deal at The Emirates, and Aubameyang was happy to see the youngster do something he is yet to commit to.
The Gabon superstar said: “I’m really happy that Bukayo signed. We’ll see.
“We’ll talk with the club and see what happens. I’m really focused on the games.
“Since Mikel is in we’re doing well. We’re working well. We have signs we’re improving.”