Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang mentioned he pondered leaving Arsenal however opted to increase his contract after supervisor Mikel Arteta revitalised the Premier League membership and informed him that he may just depart at the back of a legacy on the Emirates Stadium.
Aubameyang, Arsenal's most sensible scorer during the last two seasons, signed a brand new three-year deal remaining week, finishing hypothesis over a possible go out as he entered the overall yr of his earlier contract on the north London membership.
Arteta made an speedy have an effect on at Arsenal following his appointment remaining season with the membership profitable the FA Cup and qualifying for the Europa League and Aubameyang mentioned his trust within the Spaniard's philosophy had helped alternate his thoughts.
"Two issues persuaded me to stick," Aubameyang informed Sky Sports activities. "The very first thing was once Mikel Arteta, as a result of since he got here in he brings a large number of positivity and a brand new philosophy for us.
"I feel that was once vital as it matched my sport and I think that I will fortify with him. I feel this was once the important thing issue and as neatly, the affection that I obtain from the lovers and the entire membership."
Aubameyang's resolution to stick with Arsenal was once a significant spice up to Arteta, who mentioned after profitable the FA Cup that he sought after to construct the squad across the Gabon striker.
Arteta had admitted previous this month that he feared shedding his captain, with most sensible Ecu golf equipment corresponding to Barcelona and AC Milan reported to have registered an passion within the 31-year-old, who mentioned he thought to be his choices.
"I used to be serious about (leaving Arsenal), to let you know the reality as a result of I had excellent alternatives as neatly," Aubameyang added.
"…(Arteta mentioned) 'After all you’ll depart and opt for trophies in large golf equipment as neatly however I feel you’ll create a legacy right here on this nice membership.'"