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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Arsenal captain ‘would cost zillions to replace’


Highlights: Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 to win FA Cup

He would “cost zillions to replace” and manager Mikel Arteta wants to “build his squad around him” – but will Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang stay at Arsenal?

The striker netted another two goals in Arsenal’s memorable victory over Chelsea in Saturday’s FA Cup final – securing their place in next season’s Europa League in the process.

He became just the fifth player to score two or more goals in a cup match at Wembley on more than one occasion, joining former Arsenal striker Ian Wright, Bryan Robson, Ian Rush and Eric Cantona.

The fans love him, the manager loves him… but, with just one year left on his contract, has the 31-year-old Gabon striker played his last game for the Gunners?

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When pressed about the forward’s future, Arteta said he thinks Aubameyang will stay.

“He knows what I think about him. I want to build the squad around him. I think he wants to stay and it is just about getting the deal done,” Arteta told BBC One.

“I think these moments will help him to realise and believe that we…