Arsenal ace quick to quell claims he’s set for £70m Man Utd transfer

Dan Butterfield

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang looks like he will be staying at Arsenal despite interest from Manchester United and a number of Chinese Super League clubs.

United have reportedly already made an opening offer of around £70m for the Gabonese forward who has an impressive 41 goals in 62 games for the Gunners since signing from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018 for £56m.

There is also strong interest from the the Far East, with a number of Chinese Super League ready to offer big money for the forward.

However, in an interview with the official club website, the 30-year-old has appeared to squash these rumours in favour of a stay in North London; that despite the humiliating 4-1 defeat to Chelsea in the Europa League final.

“Of course the season didn’t end the way we wanted it to. Losing a final like that is tough for everyone, the players, our families and the fans.

“We were all gutted in the dressing room after what happened in Baku and that’s when you need the people around you.

“As always, my father had travelled to Baku with the rest of my family to watch me play. ‘Just continue the way you’re going,’ he said after the match. ‘You can do it better, you can get even better.’

“I’ve listened to my father’s advice throughout my whole career so if he tells me that I can get even better, then that’s exactly what I’m going to do.

He signed of with “Next season… let’s go!”, hinting that he is ready to go again for Arsenal as they prepare for another season without Champions League football.

Aubameyang scored 22 Prmeier League goals this season, earning him a joint Golden Boot win.

“It meant a lot to win the Golden Boot,” he continued. “I am really happy and proud of it, especially to share the trophy with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah. I really like these two guys. We are representing Africa so it is a good sign for the continent.

“Africa is in my heart and in my mind, so I’m extremely proud to represent it in the Premier League. The African people really love football, like everyone across the world, it makes me very proud to represent Africa in such an amazing way because not everyone gets the chance to play in the Arsenal colours.”


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