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Arsenal transfer news: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to stay

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has committed his future to the club (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says Mikel Arteta and the passion of the club’s fans convinced him to sign a new long-term deal at the Emirates.

The 31-year-old finally put an end to the speculation over his future earlier this month by signing a new three-year deal in north London, worth a reported £300,000-a-week.

Arsenal’s chances of keeping Aubameyang appeared bleak before Arteta took over and the Gabon international was already exploring his options with 18 months left on his previous deal at the club.

However, Arteta has transformed Arsenal’s fortunes and Aubameyang has been a key part of that with the Spaniard building his attacking philosophy around the former Dortmund striker.

Aubameyang admits Arteta played a key part in convincing him to commit to the club, while the striker says the ‘love’ from supporters also proved vital.

Aubameyang had less than a year to run on his deal (Picture: Getty)

‘Two things persuaded me to stay,’ said Aubameyang.

‘The first thing was Mikel Arteta, because since he came in he brings a lot of positivity & a new philosophy…