Mikel Arteta insists he does not need to sell a ‘vision’ of the club to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

first_imgMikel Arteta insists he does not need to sell a ‘vision’ of the club to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Aubameyang said Arsenal ‘hold the keys’ to his future (Picture: Getty)Arteta is desperate to keep his captain at the club and Arsenal are prepared to make him the second highest paid player in the club’s history behind Mesut Ozil.However, Arteta insists he does not need to sell a ‘vision’ of where he’s taking the club and insists the players are already aware that the club are moving towards better things.Asked specificially about Aubameyang’s future, Arteta told Premier League Productions: ‘We have a very clear plan of what we want to do from now on. ‘The players know where the club is standing and we are moving in the right direction.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityPushed further on Aubameyang’s future, Arteta was asked whether Champions League qualification at the end of the season could help convince the Gabon international to stay.‘Financially for the club the fact that in the last three years we haven’t had any Champions League it puts the club in a very difficult position,’ Arteta replied.‘We have a structure that is designed to be in the Champions League so when we don’t have that financially it creates a lot of issues and instability. But that’s the situation we are facing. We have ten games to go, we have to go full gas and get as high as possible in the table.’MORE: Ian Wright names Bukayo Saka’s best position after Ashley Cole comparison Comment Metro Sport ReporterSunday 14 Jun 2020 10:56 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.9kShares Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang challenged Arsenal to convince him to sign a new deal (Pictures: Getty/DAZN)Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says he has a ‘very clear plan’ for the Gunners and that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should already be aware that the club are moving in the ‘right direction’.The 30-year-old has 12 months to run on his deal at the Emirates and negotiations over an extension have so far proven unsuccessful.Aubameyang raised eyebrows amongst supporters when he challenged that club to ‘do their work’ in negotiations to show him why he should extend his deal at the club. ‘Recently I have not received an offer to extend,’ Aubameyang told Telefoot. ‘But, of course, we have had exchanges with the club for a fair few months nowAdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘They know very well why so far nothing has happened. They have the keys. It is up to them to do their work and, after that, we will see how things go.‘It is a turning point in my career, and I will be very frank with everyone. It will certainly be a very difficult decision to make. I still haven’t decided and we will see. It will maybe be the most important decision of my career.’ Advertisement Advertisementlast_img

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