Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang refused to give anything away about his future after inspiring Arsenal to the FA Cup.
Speculation has been intense over the striker’s future recently, as his contract expires in less than a year. The Arsenal captain could have been playing his last game for the club – but if it was, he went out on a high.
After the game, Aubameyang emphasised how much the Cup win means to the team – pointing to goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez as an example.
“We enjoyed today. We are so happy,” he told the BBC. “As you can see, Emi is crying. That shows, that winning this game and this trophy makes us so happy.
“We deserved this win. He [Mikel Arteta] did a great job and we are so happy to have him on board.”
But asked if he could reveal anything about his own future, Aubameyang gave a vague response before leaving the interview.
He replied: “Nothing. Just today and the trophy. That’s it!”
In a later interview, though, boss Arteta claimed to be confident that Aubameyang wants to stay.
“He knows what I think about him,” Arteta said. “I want to build the squad around him. I think he wants to stay and it is just about getting the deal done.
“But I think these moments will help him to realise and believe that we are in the right path and he is a big part of that. He is loved by everybody at the club. Hopefully he can continue with us.”