Aubemeyang’s contract ends in June 2021
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said he remains optimistic that striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will renew his contract when it ends in June 2021.
Arteta said Arsenal cannot continue to be a club that sells their best player in order to fund improvements to the squad, Reuters said.
“If you ask me, we cannot be a team that has to sell its best player to try to bring in (others) and improve our squad,” Arteta told a news conference ahead of Arsenal’s trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.
“Again, we don’t know how the market is going to be. Obviously, we are putting different plans together to see what we are going to be able to do. At the moment the uncertainty is still big as well.
“It is just my opinion… but when you ask me in that moment how I feel about Auba’s future, in this moment I feel that he wants to continue with us and keep developing and help us to become a better team,” he added.
Arsenal are currently eighth and still have chance of qualifying for next season’s Europa League.