Aubameyang reveals 'two things' that made him sign a new Arsenal contract.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wants to stamp his mark at Arsenal after signing a new three-year deal.

Aubameyang hails Mikel Arteta's positivity [Getty]
Arsenal captain Aubameyang hails Mikel Arteta's positivity [Getty]

Auba eventually put pen to paper on a three-year deal at Arsenal after months of speculation over his future.

Gabon international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has admitted that he contemplated leaving Arsenal football club before making a U-turn and signing a new contract.

LaLiga giants Barcelona and Serie A side Inter Milan were amongst others who were interested in the services of the Gunners hitman this summer before he signed a new three-year deal at the Emirates.

While speaking to Sky Sports, the 31-year-old revealed manager Mikel Arteta's 'positivity and new philosophy' was key in his decision to commit his future to the north London side.

"Two things persuaded me to stay," he said. "The first thing was Mikel Arteta because since he came in he brings a lot of positivity and a new philosophy for us.

"I think that was important because it matched my game and I feel that I can improve with him. I think this was the key factor and as well, the love that I receive from the fans and the whole club.

"Everyone is treating me very, very good, so I feel at home and that's why I'm staying.

"We had a chat during the lockdown and we were supposed to talk about a game and he said 'okay, forget about it, we're going to talk about the future' and he asked me what I wanted to do.

"I was like 'I feel good since you came, I'm improving, and the philosophy is very, very nice so I just want to stay' and he was like 'I'm sure if you stay you can leave a legacy, but it's all about you and what you want. Of course, you can leave and go for trophies in big clubs as well but I think you can create a legacy here in this great club.'

"This was the key message to me and after that conversation, I was like 'okay, it's all clear for me and I just want to stay' and that's it."

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