Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has handed Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta a huge boost by signing a new three-year contract.
The Gunners have convinced their club captain to put pen to paper on a new deal worth in excess of £350,000-a-week.
The club announced the extension on Tuesday with a Livestream of Aubameyang on the Emirates Stadium pitch.
“I signed da ting,” smiled the striker.
A deal looked unlikely earlier in the year but Arteta’s arrival, heralding FA Cup and Community Shield triumphs, has proven key to tying Aubameyang down.
The Gabon international has been teasing the new deal for a number of weeks, most recently posting an hourglass emoji to his 1.6million Twitter followers.
Thought to be key to persuading Aubameyang, 31, to commit has been convincing his father.
Arteta and Gunners legend Ian Wright have helped to woo Pierre-Francois Aubameyang as he guides his son towards a renewal.
And their advances have been successful with the forward, who cost £56million when signing from Borussia Dortmund in 2018, staying put.
The decision to splash out on the chunky deals has attracted criticism after last month’s decision to make 55 staff members redundant, despite a coronavirus pandemic squad wage cut.
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