Thursday Mar 12, 2020. 09:00
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has dropped a hint regarding his future.
The Arsenal captain has been heavily linked with a move away from the club, but insists he is really happy in North London.
Arsenal have struggled for most of the 2019-20 season and currently occupy ninth place in the English Premier League.
The Gunners also suffered a surprise Round of 32 exit from this season’s Europa League following aggregate defeat to Olympiacos.
Aubameyang had nudged the North London club in front at the Emirates, but the Greek club scored through Youssef El-Arabi late on before the Gabon international missed a gilt-edged chance to win the game with the final kick.
Talking to Arsenal’s official website, the 30-year-old revealed that the club’s fans were crucial to him getting over that miss.
“It means a lot [to play here],” Aubameyang told Arsenal.com. “When I was younger I used to watch Arsenal because they always had great players and they won trophies as well. I think it is really a pleasure to be here, I am really happy – that’s my feeling.
“I love the fans here. On my Insta, I am happy I have them because after this miss [against Olympiacos] everyone could say ‘he killed us today’ but [instead] everybody sent me messages to say ‘keep your head up’ and stuff like that’ so I am just happy to have them and happy with them.
He continued: “When I came back home [after the Olympiacos game], I saw my kids and they talked to me and said, ‘don’t worry this can happen’. I am glad to have them, it’s true that it is cruel, but that’s football.
“I try to always be ready, whatever happens. That’s why I say, when I look at myself, that I have to be ready so I do all the stuff, I try to be fit every game and for the moment it is working well.”
Aubameyang has scored 61 goals in 97 appearances for Arsenal.