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Mikel Arteta: Arsenal FA Cup win would help convince Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to stay

July 31, 2020



Mikel Arteta believes Saturday’s FA Cup final will not be Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s last game for Arsenal and lifting the trophy could help convince him to sign a new contract.


Aubameyang will captain Arsenal at Wembley Stadium against Chelsea, but he is yet to pen fresh terms on a new deal.


The forward’s current contract is due to expire in under a year’s time and he is attracting interest from Barcelona and Inter Milan.


But Arteta, who himself won the FA Cup as captain of Arsenal back in 2014, believes defeating Chelsea and lifting the trophy could help convince Aubameyang to stay.

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