Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang last night provided a brief update on his future with the club, amid mounting speculation that he could soon be on the move.
Gabonese hitman Aubameyang made the move to north London from Borussia Dortmund in January of 2018.
And to say that the 30-year-old has since gone on to prove himself a hit would be putting it lightly.
All told, across 90 appearances in the red of Arsenal, Aubameyang has found the net a hugely-impressive 56 times, marking a ratio of just under 2 goals every 3 games.
In fact, his 50th strike for the Gunners, which came back in November versus Wolves, saw ‘Auba’ etch his name into the history books of the capital giants:
🏟 78 Games
⚽️ 50 Goals
🎯 12 Assists
— SPORF (@Sporf) November 2, 2019
Aubameyang’s ever-increasing importance to the Arsenal cause, meanwhile, also saw the pacy attacker rewarded in November.
After former boss Unai Emery announced that Granit Xhaka had been stripped of the club’s captaincy, the Spanish tactician opted to name Aubameyang as his side’s new leader.
BREAKING: Unai Emery confirms Granit Xhaka has been replaced by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Arsenal captain pic.twitter.com/WB6deoRbLb
— B/R Football (@brfootball) November 5, 2019
Despite his importance to the Arsenal cause, though, speculation has nevertheless been rife of late that Aubameyang could soon be on the move.
A report from Matt Law of the Telegraph earlier this week suggested that the African is eyeing a summer departure from the Emirates, as he seeks out Champions League football for next season.
— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) December 30, 2019
As such, speaking on the back of Arsenal’s bounce-back performance versus Manchester United last night, Aubameyang was inevitably drawn on his future in north London.
The 30-year-old, though, was quick to play down the rumours surrounding his name:
‘The English press likes to talk a lot,’ Auba explained during an interview with RMC Sport.
‘For now, I’m here. I’m 100% here.’