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Football | Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signs new Arsenal contract

Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has signed a new three-year contract with the club, ending speculation over his immediate future.

Aubameyang, who scored in the Gunners' 3-0 win over Fulham on the opening day of the Premier League season, had been linked with a move away from Arsenal this summer.

The Gabon forward has scored 55 goals in 86 Premier League games since his move to Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018.

"Signing for this special club was never in doubt," Aubameyang said.

"It's thanks to our fans, my team-mates, my family and everybody at this club that I feel like I belong here.

"I believe in Arsenal. We can achieve big things together. We have something exciting here and I believe the best is to come for Arsenal."

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta had always been positive over Aubameyang's future, and expressed his delight at the striker's new deal.

"It was important for Pierre-Emerick to stay with us," he said.

"He's a superb player with an incredible mentality. Being the player to have taken the least amount of time to reach 50 goals with this club tells you everything you need to know about him and his way of working.

"He's an important leader for the team and a big part of what we're building. He wants to be up there with the best players in the world and leave his mark. He can achieve that here."

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