Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Rubbishes Arsenal Exit Rumours
Arsenal skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has played down rumours linking him with a transfer away from the Gunners.
Aubameyang – who has 18 months left on his contract at Arsenal – has been linked with both Barcelona and Inter Milan in recent weeks.
The Gabonese forward completed the full 90 minutes as first-half goals from Nicolas Pepe and Sokratis Papastathopoulos saw Arsenal defeat United 2-0, earning Mikel Arteta his first win as the club’s manager.
Aubameyang who spoke to French outlet RMC Sport after the game against United, says he is committed to the Gunners at the moment.
“The English press likes to talk a lot. For now, I’m here. I’m 100 per cent here,” he stated.
New boss Arteta hailed the performance of his players as the Gunners beat a top half team for the first time in the Premier League this season, and defender David Luiz was full of praise for the new boss.
“We did a great first half, it was maturity in the second half,” he told BT Sport.
“We have to be honest and humble to admit physically we are not ready. But where physically you are not there you have to put your hearts in.
“You can’t change from zero to 10 in one day, one week, one month – but it is beautiful to see how these kids start to understand their commitment, their behaviours of what they need to do for big things in life and big things in football.
“In life when you are happy, the results can be totally different. If you sleep happy, you can sleep four hours and better than sleep sad for eight hours. If you work with happiness and believe in what you are doing it is totally different.
“Our season isn’t there. We started very badly, but things can change and there are still some titles to fight for and some improvements for the future.”