The wait is finally over.

Arsenal have confirmed that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, club captain and talismanic striker, has signed a new contract that will keep him at the Emirates until July 2023.

The new deal, believed to be worth around £300,000 per week, represents a huge win for Mikel Arteta who has repeatedly said that he wants to build his team around the 31-year-old.

Since signing from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018, Aubameyang has scored 72 goals for the Gunners in 111 appearances, including a match-winning brace in the recent FA Cup final against Chelsea.

If he continues in the same vein for the next three seasons, there’s even a decent chance he could move into the club’s top five record goalscorers.

For a time it looked as if he was seriously considering a departure, telling Telefoot back in June that he was at a ‘turning point’ in his career, but he obviously feels as if his footballing ambitions can be realised with Mikel Arteta and the Gunners.

The announcement played out ‘live’ on both the Arsenal website and on Aubameyang’s personal Instagram account where he fielded calls from an excitable Ian Wright and strike partner Alex Lacazette.

It’s a good news day.

Reaction to this from player and manager to follow.

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Simp for Arteta

Get the fuck in lads!!!!!

Simp for Arteta

LANS*

Kurzawa

OMFG, I get the notification from the Arsenal app that they’re live from Emirates. I open it and see the dressing room with the Gabonese flag and I screamed so loud that my mum came running in from the other room.
This is SO FUCKING EPIC!!!!

GoonerBot

Lets get Aour Partey started!!!

The Guy

I saw what you did there!

archie

Party? Someone go tell Iwobi.

Teryima Adi

You’re a wordsmith. 😀

Simp for Arteta

Haiku

Tito Long

MY BRUUUUUDA!!!!!!

mackiwi

its fuckin’ excellent!

Tito Long

Legend status confirmed!

punter

Awesome!!!

Robin

Seemed inevitable he’d sign it based on comments from various people over the last couple of months, but still a huge relief to have confirmed!

Tapps

Fabulous news! Hat-trick against the Hammers now please!

David C

Thank you Auba! We needed this good news during the pandemic.

Captain and talisman sorted for the next few years!!!

I think we have a chance of breaking the top 4!

Biggles

I hope we do have a chance of a top 4 finish, but even with Auba, it won’t be easy. We had a good opening win (and several Gooners were talking of a top 4 finish and even the PL Champions just on the strength of that) but so did almost all of the clubs (who played) that finished above us last season. So what does that tell us? Probably, that it’s going to be a long, hard, slog.

Anonymarse

I think we are going to surprise people

Arsene's Zip

That’s the spirit.

David C

I just think we are different team defensively now. That’s the best area Arteta has improved us.

Toni

You must be a lot of fun at parties bro 😄😄

Good Omens

Great. I can take off the disposable underwear finally.

BillyKrystal

Just go ahead and give him the golden boot now!

Biggles

At last … I was beginning to wonder. It’s a huge total amount a week, but there’s no doubt that he’s worth it on his form to date – unlike the other “mega-earner” at the club, Mr Ozil. Oh well, one out of two isn’t bad.

Qwaliteee

Cheer up for fuck’s sake. Feeling gutted that we haven’t sold Auba to ‘raise cash’ are we….?

Kostas

Amazing!
Hopefully he can keep up with his current form for 3 years!!!

Biggles

I guess that’s the plan. He’s a “natural” striker so the goals should keep coming – providing he has the right support, of course. It’s a big tick in the “Positive” column for Arteta/Edu and good timing at the start of the season.

AndreiArshavin

Fuck Robin Van Persie

Futsboller

Fuck Robin Van Fuckin’ Persie.

Anonymarse

Fucking fuck fuck fucking fucker

kaius

Look RVP, all we’re saying is if you’re gonna lie, you lying little snake, get your damn lies straight

Anonymarse

Pardon?

kaius

re: RVP lying about why he left – back then his Letter to the Fans said he wasn’t renewing his contract because trophies.

but when he started as a BT pundit he claimed we didn’t offer him a contract.

Dave cee

There may actually be some truth in that. It has been reported that Arsenal thought he had a maximum of 2 good years left in him from all the injuries and surgeries. If they knew he was hankering after a move too they possibly didn’t force the issue and for once just made a good sale

kaius

Sure but he still lied innit?

Now compare that to Auba, he’s never ever told a single lie his entire life. And probably never will

Anonymarse

He was a tosser

Find Pete!

And the little boy in his head!

Public Elneny

Robin Van Fuckie

Public Elneny

I have no idea why I posted this

Kinghenrythe14th

https://youtu.be/O63KuR8RDhw

This is live at the moment. Our media team is on another level! What a way to heighten the anticipation! 🥰🥰

Arteta Tots

The live broadcast was 🔥🔥🔥

shokim

Massive signing! Get in!!!

NW5Gooner

And as he held stood alone in the empty stadium, raised up his phone before him and announced those fateful words…

“I signed ta ting because I want to become Arsenal legend”

….so it came to be.

Rocky07

Love the fact he had is no 14 shirt on at the live broadcast.

jw1

From December 2019 to where Arteta has brought Arsenal to– today?

Almost impossible to grasp!!

Thanks to Auba for walking the walk!

Wilshere's Middle Finger

YES, YES, YES, YES, YYYYYYYEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSS

Vino

Ian wright – “many people left us when we needed them most.
Aubameyang stayed “

DialSquareGoon

Wish I could like this a second and thrid time!

Bugziie

I’ve gone ahead and liked it for you 😁

Trex D' Gunner

The love Wrighty has for the club is unbelievable. I love him to bits

Dave

The Biggest signing of the season

Emmanuel Johnson

Thank you… you’re an Arsenal Legend already

Daveo

[Insert Fist Pump Gifs]

Once a gunner

He finally sign da tin

GoonerNJ

Halle-freaking-lujah!

That’s all I need to say.

NMArsenal

Not gonna lie I was in the camp of selling him to raise fund at first. Howver, now I think this is definitely a better option. I suppose no big teams went for him which is probably due COVID and funding.

Regardless a fantastic signing that would spearhead Arteta’s momentum.

GoonerBot

Nope…we are not having that today mate….zero tolerance on negativity

Hail Gus

🎅Xmas come early 🎁🎄

Fatgooner

Terrible news!!

He’s rubbish and overrated and we should have sold him this summer!

I can’t see him scoring more than a dozen goals this season.

I’m really annoyed this evening!

goongot

M glad you are annoyed.

GoonerBot

You know what’s terrible news? seeing your shitty comments on this special day…

Fuck off will ya…

Eternal Titi Berg Pat Nostalgia

Do you know what is irony?

GoonerBot

Hey George Carlin…

I’m sure you know all about timing and delivery…

Teryima Adi

He should be schooled by Jonathan Swift. 😀

Andy

Is it like steely?

Kendall Jefferson

You need to have your eyes checked. Did you just call Aubameyang rubbish????

A player that has scored 86 goals in just over a hundred appearances, and you’re telling me that you don’t see him scoring more than a dozen goals this season. Whatever it is that you’re smoking, just stop it.

Eternal Titi Berg Pat Nostalgia

It is irony ffs.

Migster

Sarcasm

shokim

Fats woke up from the wrong side of the bed.

SheffieldGooner

He’s joking peeps.

Dave

Some people can’t understand sarcasm it seems

Ajé Olokun

I guess he was being sarcastic, him…

Naked Cygan

Totally agree with you. We should have sold him an spent all the money on Andy Caroll………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. . . ….. …… … …………. ……………. ……………………………. .. ………………..NOT!!!!! 😂😂😂

David Hilliers Arm Cast

He is so likable, and so talented. Him, Ibra and Lewandowski are showing that 31+ is still prime. Very happy.

Santori

Ibra and Lewandowski (and Giroud) are less based on pace though.

Auba may have a sharp drop off in a couple of years down the only thing.

OTOH Ribery and Robben closer comparisons managed themselves till 33/34yrs.

Ibra and Lewandowski (and Giroud can go slightly longer. Ibra now close to 40!

Kurzawa

What about a certain Cristiano?

David Hilliers Arm Cast

I consider him an anomaly. And Messi.

Matthinc

Good news

Qwaliteee

Fantastic news. Absolutely brilliant.

This guy can now go on to join the 100 goal Club and become a definitive Arsenal Legend.

Kudos to Mikel Arteta too, who managed, at not an inconsiderable length, to persuade him to stay.

It’s a good day indeed for Arsenal Football Club.

Santori

Good news in short term but with a bit of concern with wages for BOTH Auba and Willian longer term. Hopefully alleviated by next summer when we shed on Ozil. Plus value ok for this season but thereafter we start to again carry risk. I suppose one thing these days is there are ancillary markets in China and the Mid East Gulf states (Wcup 2022) that may provide interest for older player. We still need to find return on players. Whilst this represents good for us in footballing terms, older players if they weigh us in terms of wages or… Read more »

Futsboller

We’re a wealthy club. Don’t worry about our wages.

Teryima Adi

Give him a statue beside Wenger’s.

Man Manny

Sad day…

…for our rivals

Gunner J

Get in!!!!

OdalGooner

Da Ting signed!
I am getting an Auba shirt and replacing his name with “Da Ting”
Thank you to all involved. Thank you so much.
Seems like the most positive sign that things HAVE changed. We believe! In Arteta. In the lads. In our club!

Sammy Nelsons Arse

Jolly good news what what

Eniafe

This is NOT LANS; it is a NEW signing🕺!! Onwards and upwards❤!!

From his looks, the dad seems to be just 10yrs older than Auba; he ‘looks’ fit to pen a deal with Arsenal too😋!

William

Thanks to Arseblog, every time I hear a song that I love and haven’t heard in ages, I exclaim “LANS!”

Absolutely buzzing off the Aubameyang signing, btw…

What’s the French for va va vroom Bobby?

Let’s not forget:

1. Spurs got beat on the weekend
2. Spurs are shite
3. Mourinho loves a whine
4. I would LOVE if Bale comes back to Spurs – huge money 💰 wasted = 🤒 note

baz00r

Will recoup that money at the end of the season when Ozil finishes up anyway. So one season of financial pain and then it eases a bit and we keep our main man. Sounds good to me.