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Mikel Arteta’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang contract admission as Arsenal outsmart Man United

Here is your Arsenal digest for Friday, August 28.

Arteta on Aubameyang

Mikel Arteta is confident that it will not be too long before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang agrees a new Arsenal contract.

There is now under a year to run on the striker’s deal at the Emirates, meaning the pressure is on to get him to agree to sign a new contract.

Yet, speaking in his press conference ahead of Arsenal’s Community Shield clash with Liverpool, Arteta was optimistic.

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He said: “I keep being positive.

“We have some really good talks with him and his agents and I am pretty confident that we can find an agreement soon.

“That’s my feeling.”

Read everything that Arteta said ahead of facing Liverpool.

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Where Arsenal outsmarted Man United

Arsenal are closing in on signing Gabriel Magalhaes.

The 22-year-old is expected to be announced as a Gunners player very soon after completing a medical.

Arsenal have beaten competition from Manchester United for his signature, with the Red Devils switching their focus to Monaco’s Benoit Badiashile.

(Image: 2020 Jean Catuffe)

So how do they compare?

Whilst Badiashile is three years younger than Gabriel, they are similar sort of players.

One key area where Gabriel succeeds is on the ball, averaging 8.43 passes into the final third per 90 minutes.

Read more on how Arsenal have pulled off an impressive deal.

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