While Mikel Arteta is confident Pierre Emerick Aubameyang will stay at Arsenal the player categorically said there was nothing to say on his future.
The victory came courtesy of a captain like performance from Pierre Emerick Aubameyang.
However, the victory has done little to shed any light on the contract situation between the Gabon international and the Gunners.
Aubamyehang has entered the final year of his contract with Arsenal and has been rather non-committal on his future. Rumor has it he is looking to leave the club as he is now 31 years of age and sees his dream of Champions League success slipping away should he remain at the Emirates Stadium.
After the victory, the captain and manager celebrated together. Arteta revealed his confidence that the player will stay, yet the man himself quite categorically insisted there was nothing to say right now.
When the Arsenal manager was asked about his captain’s future he seemed confident in his response.
Arteta told the BBC:
“He knows what I think about him, 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 realize 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.”
But Aubameyang was asked if he has an update for the fans and the answer will not have been pleasant to the Gooners ears.
“Nothing. Today is about the trophy.”