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Name Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Gender Male
Ethnic Gabonese
Job Gabonese Footballer
  Arsenal FC Footballer
Desc Considering Arsenal’s struggles in 2019, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang deserves a lot of credit for reaching 31 goals for the club. He shared the Premier League Golden Boot last season with Salah and Mane and is hunting down Vardy in the charts this season

Affiliation

Org Gabon National Team
Club as Player Arsenal FC
  Borussia Dortmund
  Saint-Etienne
  AS Monaco [Loan]
  LOSC Lille [Loan]
  Dijon FCO [Loan]
  AC Milan

Relationship

Father Pierre-François Aubameyang
Brother Willy Aubameyang
  Catilina Aubameyang
Agent Yvan Le Mee [ex]

2013 08 17 Retrieve

[Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on Ronaldo] My role model? Ronaldo, the Brazilian. I think Ronaldo revolutionised football. He was dynamic, great with his headers, technically strong and fast. He was a massive player

2015 03 07 Retrieve

[Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after Borussia Dortmund’s 3-0 defeat of Schalke] Winning a derby is like having an orgasm. And I can tell you that it was very hot one!

2017 06 04 Retrieve

[Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang talks about his family] In the family, we have football in our blood. I was already conditioned by watching my father play. I remember at half-time in Le Havre, with my friends we made a ball out of paper and played our own game

[Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang talks about his former mentor Christophe Galtier] When I arrived at Saint-Etienne, Christophe Galtier asked one thing of me: get my shots on target. He told me to hit the target come what may, because the ball can go in because of a bad bounce, for example. Since that day, I have kept in mind the idea of trying my luck, but getting it on target

[Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang adores all the trappings of a prima donna without being one] I have always dreamed of being famous, so I make the most of it. I’m often asked if it’s annoying to do so many photos and sign so many autographs. No, it’s not. I’ve always dreamed of that, so I’m not going to grumble! I put myself in the shoes of the other people. When I was little, I would have loved to have taken a photo with a star. So, today, I don’t count

[Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang talks about his unremarkable hometown of Laval] I feel at home, far from the noise in Dortmund. Once, I decided to spend my holidays somewhere other than Laval. I cracked. Impossible! Each time I leave Laval and its healthy environment, I really feel good, my body is rested. I go back to Dortmund full of energy

2017 07 13 Retrieve

[Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had his heart set on a move to Real Madrid - and made no secret of that fact] It’s a promise I made to my grandfather. Right now, I feel very good at Dortmund but in the future we’ll see…

2017 09 23 Retrieve

[Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tells that he’s relishing the prospect of challenging Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski to be the Bundesliga’s top goalscorer] The race is on. When Lewy moves ahead, I am used to catching him up. It’s enough for me to overtake him shortly before the season finishes

2018 03 24 Retrieve

[Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang speaks about why he chose to play for Gabon over France and Spain] I was very young when I decided. Players often take their time to consider their options and make the right choice, but for me the choice was clear. I wanted to follow in my father’s footsteps. He was captain of the national side in the past. I could well have chosen to play for Spain or France. I played for the French under-21 team, but I realised very quickly that in my heart I wanted to emulate my father

2018 09 21 Retrieve

[Pierre-Francois Aubameyang hasn’t agreed to coach Gabon] You wondered why I have problems with you? Why I did not want to come and play for the national team? This is the proof again. You announce to the whole world about my father being appointed coach of the national team whereas you did not even have an agreement with him.

The president of the federation called my dad and did not even care about his state of health, even though he is sick right now. To rush and give a press conference while my father told him he would give his answer the next day: negative (by the way).

Without even giving him the choice, for example, to negotiate over his staff … In short the day when the federation stops showing amateurism, the national team may then be able to move forward and find consistent results.

2018 11 13 Tweet

[Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang withdraws from Gabon squad to host Mali] It’s weird that the football federation immediately publishes that a player cannot come (for national duty) for other reasons after they received an email from my doctor but still has not posted on it for more than 24 hours. You say that Aubameyang declined as if I had refused to come for another reason

2019 05 29 Retrieve

[Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette are charged with leading Arsenal to glory in Wednesday’s Europa League final with Chelsea] We get together and laugh a lot. We share the same idea of football. It’s the first time that I’ve played with a striker like Laca, but the fact is that we understand each other well and that makes it more natural and it makes the difference

2019 08 11 Retrieve

[Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has said that he is ‘looking forward’ to playing with club-record signing Nicolas Pepe] I’m looking forward to [playing alongside Pepe], because he’s a really great player. He’s already shown in training that he’s capable of doing great things with us. Hopefully he will start soon

[The 30-year-old also believes that the Gunners deserved their victory at St. James’ Park, despite the lacklustre nature of the game as a whole] Yeah, I think [the win was deserved]. I think we fought a lot today. It was a great game against a good team in Newcastle. It was important today to start with a win. Last season we started badly and this season we won, so we are happy. It’s always positive for the squad [to win the first game of the season]. Everybody is now happy to have those three points. We’re looking forward to playing at home and winning games

[Aubameyang hit 22 Premier League goals last season, earning him the top scorer award alongside Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane] As a striker of course [the Golden Boot] is in the mind. But first of all, as I’ve always said, the most important is the team. I’m really happy that the goal could help us to win the game

2019 08 12 Retrieve

[Aubameyang and Lacazette ready to fire with ‘weapon’ Nicolas Pepe] We are happy that Nicolas came. Of course I have a special partnership with Laca, but I think we both have the same mentality. We play for the team first, so I think it is going to be easy [to play with Pepe]. We have tried to connect with him in training and for the moment it is going good, very good

[And that raises the prospect of all three of Arsenal’s star attackers starting for the first time together] I think everybody is excited about that. We know he [Pepe] can help us to reach our goals. It is another weapon for us and that is very, very good. It will be difficult I think for him [Unai Emery], but that’s the game. When you have a good team it is like that and you have to make choices. The next game we play at home and we will see what is the decision of the coach, but as I say I am looking forward to it

[His expert finish from Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ fine pass ensured Arsenal returned home from the north-east with maximum points] It is always good to start like that when you are a striker. When you score you feel happy, you feel confident. We were happy to start like that. I think last season we started a bit bad, but this time we did well and were happy to get the three points. Every game is important, but of course the first game of the season is really important. I am happy that we took the three points away. We knew it was going to be hard and it was, but we didn’t concede a goal and it was a good job from the team

[Two players who were not involved in Newcastle were Mesut Ozil and Sad Kolasinac, who both stayed at home due to the ongoing security situation involving them and their families in London. And Aubameyang admits it is tough to see his team-mates having to endure such a distressing situation] I think everyone is a bit sad because it is not good when you have problems in life, especially when it is your team-mates. I feel bad for them, but I hope that it is all going to be good. I am thinking about their families. I know it is not easy, but hopefully the police will do good things for them and protect them. We send them messages. When we see them at training we are happy they are safe and hopefully it is going to be a better situation in the future. We were thinking about them [on Sunday] and we got the win for them, so that’s good

2019 08 17 Retrieve

[Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says Arsenal are sure we can fight for the top four] I think we started well today and I think it’s good to start like this, with two wins, before we go to Liverpool. We feel confident, we feel good. That was important because we played at home. I’m happy today. I think we feel stronger. Players like David Luiz, Dani Ceballos, they came here and now we feel stronger. I feel sure we can fight for the top four.

[He added on his early experiences in north London] I’m so happy to be here to try to do my job and also to play with this kind of quality players. I think that this team has a lot to do and can improve a lot. It can fight for competitions, it’s going to be step by step, working hard. It’s a pleasure to be here. Everybody’s humble, everybody wants to learn, everyone wants to improve. We want this club to shine again. It’s great to feel the support from everybody, I just try to do my best. Our style is to play football and also understand the plan for the game. When you train, when you have confidence with the team, you have to try the plan. We have to play from the back, we were trying to do that

2019 08 23 Retrieve

[Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang believes his budding partnership with Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe can be as productive for Arsenal as the fearsome front line pieced together by Liverpool] As we’ve seen from last season, Liverpool play with three up front and they play very well. Why not us? I think we can do it. It will be a tough game against them. They are great players. They always try to go forward and try to get goals and assist each other. They are one of the best trios in the world

[The Gabon international added on Arsenal’s crop of frontmen and comparisons to Liverpool’s] I see a lot of similarities. Pepe and me, we are quick players like Mane and Salah, while Laca is a player who can keep the ball and is really good with his feet like Firmino. So yes, we can say we are close enough

If asked, playing out wide is not a problem. I’ve played a lot of times on the right and the left during my career, so I am used to it

[On the challenges of playing out wide] You have to run a bit more! You have to provide a few more crosses for the guys in the middle. It’s a bit of a different job. When you are a striker you have to keep hold of the ball and you have to score goals. When you are out wide you have to run and defend a bit more than if you are playing as a striker through the middle, but it’s not a problem

[He went on to say, having netted 31 times across all competitions last term] My target this year is to get more goals than last season. It was only my first full season so I can be happy because I shared the Golden Boot with Salah and Mane from Liverpool. It was a big challenge, but I did it and I’m really happy. This season, first of all, hopefully we can reach our goal of qualifying for the Champions League and of course, personally yes, if I can get more goals than last season, I’d be happy. Hopefully it’s going to be a good season for Arsenal

2019 09 01 Retrieve

[Arsenal (2) vs (2) Tottenham. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says he is willing to line up wherever Arsenal need him after delivering the equaliser] It was a great pass from Guendouzi [for the goal] - he looks at me and he knows I’m going to run. I like to play as a striker but when the team needs me on the wing I go and I try my best

[Then a foul in the area by Granit Xhaka on Son Heung-min resulted in a penalty which Harry Kane finished off to make it 2-0 in favour of Spurs, and equal a North London derby record in the process. But Lacazette pulled one back before the half, which Aubameyang believed was both crucial and deserved based on Arsenal’s efforts] I think in the first half we deserved to score two goals. We did a great job. It was a tough game and I think we deserved more. When you go in the dressing room after scoring a goal it is always positive so it was crucial to score then

2019 09 01b Retrieve

[Lacazette injury not as bad as first feared as Arsenal striker substituted with cramp] When you go in the dressing room after scoring a goal it is always positive so it was crucial to score then. When you go 2-0 up you expect to win whoever you are playing. The goal before half-time changed the momentum

2019 09 02 Retrieve

[Arsenal (2) vs (2) Tottenham Hotspurs. Having fallen 2-0 behind late on in the first half against Spurs, Arsenal pulled a goal back just before the interval through Lacazette and Aubameyang salvaged a point for the home side, turning in Matteo Guendouzi’s cross for his third goal in four Premier League games this season] I think after those [Tottenham’s] two goals we started to put on the pressure. We tried to push a lot and Laca scored the first one. In the second half we had some chances and we scored the second. I think we had the space to score a third one, but it was a tough game so it was a draw. We’re not happy with that, but we did a great job and played well

2019 09 15 Retrieve

[Another error-strewn defensive performance by Arsenal has lead star forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to call out his team-mates at the back] Obviously we didn’t expect that [the comeback]. We knew that they were going to try and come back with good intentions, of the kind they demonstrated in the second half. Sadly, we were not able to deal with them well. I feel like we are literally giving goals to the opposition, it is up to us to progress in that respect

2019 09 30 Retrieve

[Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says VAR takes the joy out of scoring goals after his goal against Manchester United was scrutinised on Monday night] I was sure that I wasn’t offside. I was surprised that the referee whistled but I just finished as usual. I always try to score even if the whistle goes. I heard the crowd saying it was offside but then it was a goal, so, I was happy! Yes, of course [it takes joy out of the celebration], it’s always a bit… it’s a strange feeling. You cannot celebrate 100 per cent. But it’s okay, I’m happy.

[Aubameyang was pleased with the way his side fought back after going a goal down so close to half-time] We’ll take [the point]. I thought the team fought very well today. We know it’s always hard to come here, we’ll take it. It’s not easy when you concede a goal just before half time and you are away, it’s tough, but we came back in the second half with a great spirit. We came back today and we came back last week too. Maybe we have to start with more strength, more confidence, because we have power and we can do great things

2019 10 03 Retrieve

[Aubameyang has hit back at Watzke on social media on Thursday, referencing former team-mate Ousmane Dembele’s transfer to Barcelona while threatening to reveal the real reason behind his move to north London] Better for you, I never talk about why I really left Dortmund Mr Watzke you such a clown. I remember that time you said we never gonna sell Ousmane then you saw more than €100m,you were the first to take that money. Don’t talk about money, please!!! Leave me alone, please!!!

2019 10 21 Retrieve

[Aubameyang ‘sure’ Arsenal will finish in top four as his goals keep Gunners in the hunt] I’m sure we will achieve the top four. That’s the goal. That’s our aim

I feel good, I feel great. I’m feeling free on the pitch. It’s a good start. I don’t know if it’s the best form of my career but it’s a good one so I will try to keep the level up

2019 11 12 Retrieve

[Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hit out at bullsht reports that his promotion to Arsenal captain has created controversy within the club]</b> I just arrived in Gabon and heared [sic] a lot of b*****t. I talk with who I want whenever I want and if somebody’s not happy with … you already know

2019 11 24 Retrieve

[Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after Saturday’s 2-2 draw] I don’t know exactly [what’s gong wrong]. The only thing I can say is that we as a team, as players, will try to continue our work. We have to find a solution together

2019 11 23 Retrieve

[Aubameyang unable to explain Arsenal’s struggles as pressure mounts on Emery] I don’t know [if the criticism is fair at the moment], but the team is disappointed like the fans are as well. When we are playing, we are the first to be disappointed when it doesn’t work. We will try to keep fighting. I think we have the quality to come back and we have to fight

[Pressed further on what is going wrong for the Gunners] I don’t know. Sincerely, I don’t know. I think everybody has to try to ask themselves that, and what they can change, what they can give more of. Everybody has to do this, me first. I will try to work hard and to get back to winning ways. We have a game on Thursday and we will start from this game to try to turn things around. In this case, it’s really not easy for everybody but we are men and we have to carry on to try to sort it out. We are a group and we can find a solution internally. That’s what we are going to do. We have to keep fighting and keep trying to sort it out

[When pressed on how a run of five games without success in the Premier League has come about] The only thing I can say is that we as a team, as players, will try to continue our work. We have to find a solution together. I think we have to stay strong. We are men and we have to carry on our hard work

2019 12 02 Retrieve

[Aubameyang backs ‘special’ Ljungberg to lift Arsenal] He can give us something special. Everybody is respectful of Freddie. He was part of the Invincibles. His career speaks for himself. He played for Arsenal and he has this in his heart. We will try to follow him and give the best for him. For me personally I think it’s good for us. It’s interesting to have him

[Ljungberg had only had one session to work with most of his players prior to the trip to Carrow Road. And Aubameyang admits that made things difficult in terms of preparation for the game] It was special because Unai was sacked. We had only one session with Freddie, maybe two for those guys who didn’t play on Thursday. We maybe didn’t do a perfect game but [we did] a good job and we’ll try to win the next one. We have positive things to take. We didn’t play bad, we played good

[Confidence is understandably low after such a miserable couple of months] I try to speak to the guys. To give them all my positivity. As always I try to be an example, working hard. We have tried to find more confidence in winning games. We try our best. We have to maybe be cleverer in the transition, maybe make some fouls. That’s part of the game to not concede goals

2019 12 03 Retrieve

[Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have responded to criticism over the team’s perceived slight of a mascot before Sunday’s game at Norwich] Thanks Calum. I wanted to sleep but i saw these bull***** then wanted to reply but you quicker than me so i Go back to sleep a Bit.

2019 12 09 Retrieve

[Aubameyang identified belief as the key to a turnaround that ended a seven-game Premier League winless run for Arsenal after they beat West Ham 3-1] At half-time, Freddie told us to play with a higher tempo. It was tough but we have the quality in the squad, and if we believe in ourselves, we can go forward and win games. We will take this second half as an example for the rest of the season

2019 12 29 Retrieve

[Arteta has already made a big difference at Arsenal] He’s only been in charge for a few days, but we’ve seen a big difference already. We needed someone who would come in and shake the whole squad up. We needed someone with new ideas, with a new message and someone who would take us in a different direction. Mikel has brought all of that. We needed a fresh new start and something different and we can feel it already. He is very rigorous and demanding on the training pitch. It’s all about details with him so he talks a lot, repositions us, explains a lot of little things. If you analyse our display against Bournemouth closely, you can see tactically the changes that Mikel made, like the positions of our two full-backs, Mesut [Ozil] and I playing between the lines behind Laca [Alexandre Lacazette], Granit [Xhaka]’s position as well in the build-up play

His message to the players was clear and well received. It was about attitude and commitment. He wants us to be at 200 per cent all the time, to give everything we have and leave it all on the pitch. It’s exciting for us because it’s so different to everything we have done and experimented with before. It is a new dawn and you can feel how positive everyone is at the club about it

2020 01 04 Retrieve

[Aubameyang when quizzed on his future] The English press likes to talk a lot. For now, I’m here. I’m 100% here

2020 01 11 Retrieve

[Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has expressed his remorse after a studs-up challenge on Crystal Palace’s Max Meyer saw the Gunners star shown a red card on Saturday] Hopefully Max Meyer gets well soon. I really didn’t want to challenge him so hard and I appreciate that the boys fought hard to take that win, but unfortunately we come back with a draw. We keep going

2020 01 15 Retrieve

[Aubameyang expressed his remorse for the tackle after the game, wishing Max Meyer well] Hopefully Max Meyer gets well soon. I really didn’t want to challenge him so hard and I appreciate that the boys fought hard to take that win, but unfortunately we come back with a draw. We keep going

2020 01 16 Retrieve

[Aubameyang has been angered by the recent reports that he is looking to leave] I would like to react to some of the rumours that are going around about me in the media. People like making up stories and they should focus on what’s happening on the pitch. They talk too much and it does my head in! I am the Arsenal captain. I love this club. I am committed to it and desperate to bring it back to the top, where it belongs

[Aubameyang admits enjoying working under Arteta] We needed someone who would come in and shake the whole squad up. We needed someone with new ideas, with a new message and someone who would take us in a different direction. Mikel has brought all of that. We needed a fresh new start and something different and we can feel it already. He is very rigorous and demanding on the training pitch. It’s all about details with him so he talks a lot, repositions us, explains a lot of little things. It’s exciting for us because it’s so different to everything we have done and experimented with before. It is a new dawn and you can feel how positive everyone is at the club about it

2020 01 19 Tweet

[Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang declare Gabriel Martinelli will be a superstar after scoring in Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with Sheffield United] Gabi’s gonna be a superstar. Not because of the goal because of the attitude, energy and mindset

2020 01 21 Retrieve

[Barcelona are plotting an audacious move to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on loan this month] I would also like to react to some of the rumours that are going around about me in the media. People like making up stories and they should focus on what’s happening on the pitch. They talk too much and it does my head in! I am the Arsenal captain. I love this club. I am committed to it and desperate to bring it back to the top, where it belongs

2020 02 28 Retrieve

[Aubameyang unsure how he missed late chance as Arsenal crashes out of Europe] Very, very disappointing. What can I say? It is very, very hard. It was a tough game again. The last-minute goal was, yeah, unlucky for us. That is it. I don’t even know [how I missed that chance late on]. I feel very, very bad. It can happen but I do not know how I missed this chance. I was tired, I had some cramps but it is not an excuse.

It was tough because they played very deep. It was hard to find the solutions in the final third. It was a really tough game and tough to find spaces

We will try to keep improving in the league and try to win as many games as possible and we will see

2020 03 07 Retrieve

[Aubameyang: I don’t need trophies to be a top striker] I’m a striker so I will defend my side - I don’t think you need trophies to be a top striker. Of course, it can help you but we’ve seen a lot of great players that didn’t win trophies but we respect them because of their quality. You don’t need to win trophies but if you win it, it’s better

I think it’s possible, everything is possible. Last season, we were 10 points down from the top four and we came back at the end and were really close, but I think we can do it. When you see the games we have and what the other teams have, I think everything is possible. We have to be focused on what we’re doing and I think the team is doing well. We have some thing to improve, but I’m sure that now we have more pressure because we only have the chance to be in the Champions League because of the Premier League. That’s the way and we have to be focused on that and try to reach our goal

I had the chance again and I missed it. I was feeling like: ‘okay, this is my fault’ and I think this is human. That’s why I was really devastated. But this is football and sometimes that happens. The next day, I was back in training again. I think [the feeling stayed] for one or two days. I was sleeping really late at night thinking about it but after that it was okay because I have my family that’s here and they give me some power and I try to be strong for them. I received a lot of love from my team-mates and from the fans. I received a lot of messages and at the end, I feel proud to be a football player for Arsenal and we keep going

2020 03 12 Retrieve

[Aubameyang calms Arsenal exit talk as he remains ‘really happy’ at Emirates Stadium] It means a lot [to play here]. 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. 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.

2020 04 18 Retrieve

[Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has proved to be a suitable heir to Thierry Henry at Arsenal] I like two numbers, nine and seven. But he (Lacazette) has nine and Miki had seven. I asked Miki before I came ‘will you be taking the No.7?’ and he said yes so I said ‘OK I will try something else’. He left, but I scored a lot of goals with this number 14 so I leave it like this

2020 05 24 Retrieve

[Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang could soon follow in the footsteps of Mesut Ozil and Bernd Leno and launch his own esports team] I play FIFA of course. But this year [I’ve played] a lot of Forntite and I definitely need to play Call of Duty: Warzone. I’m actually thinking about launching an esports team and Rocket League is definitely a game that I’d need to have a team for

[On Sunday evening, Aubameyang will be competing against the likes of Valtteri Bottas and Charles Leclerc during the Virtual Monaco GP] I’ve trained hard and will try my best, the track is very difficult of course. I’ve watched Sergio [Aguero] and Thibaut [Courtois] race and they were very good, but I will try and beat them of course. I said to my team before that I love challenges, and this one is a big one for me. I will do my best to be the best of the celebrities, not the drivers!

[Mikel Arteta’s squad started small group training on Sunday, May 17 at London Colney, with the Premier League still working towards a restart date in mid-June] We’re training separate at the minute, so it’s a bit different. But I’m fit which is the most important thing. We’re just waiting for when it’s safe to get back again but we’re all missing football. They say maybe June but we’ll have to see

2020 06 11 Retrieve

[Aubameyang on FA Cup final renamed to incorporate Prince Williams’s ‘Heads Up’ mental health campaign] I think the most important thing is to be next to them, to try to speak a lot with them, [and] to give them all the space they need for talking, because I think the best thing is to talk, and to discuss problems

2020 06 14 Retrieve

[Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has laid the blame of his contract situation at the feet of the club’s board] I have not received a proposal recently, but we have had discussions with the club for quite a few months. The board know very well why nothing has happened so far. They have the key. It’s up to them to do their job and then we’ll see how it goes. It’s a turning point in my career and, to be frank with everyone, this will be a very difficult decision to make. But beware, I haven’t made my choice yet. It will be perhaps the most important decision of my career

2020 06 15 Retrieve

[Hero or villain - how will Aubameyang be remembered if he leaves Arsenal?] Recently I have not received an offer to extend. We have had exchanges with the club, for a fair few months now. And they know very well why so far nothing has happened. They have the keys. It’s up to them to do their work and after that we will see how things go. It is a turning point in my career, and I will be very frank with everyone, it will certainly be a very difficult decision to make. I still have not decided. It will maybe be the most important decision of my career

2020 06 15b Retrieve

[Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says it is up to Arsenal to convince him to sign a new deal and concedes a decision over his future will possibly be the biggest of his career] I haven’t had any offers recently, of course, but I did speak to the club quite a few months ago, and they know why nothing has happened yet. The ball is in their court now, so it’s down to them to do their bit and we’ll see how it goes. As I’ve said, it’s a turning point in my career and I want to be honest with everyone: It’ll certainly be a very difficult decision to make and I haven’t yet made it. We’ll see. I think it might be the most important choice of my career

Aubameyang, who joined Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018 for a fee in the region of £60m, says his hunger to win trophies will carry on - whether or not he decides to extend his stay in North London beyond next season]</b> Every competitive player dreams of winning trophies. It’s important. People will ask, ‘Does he want to win them at Arsenal or somewhere else?’. As I said, time will tell. The ball is in the club’s court. I certainly want to win trophies and everyone knows that. Regardless of my choice, I’ll keep fighting to win trophies

[Asked for his ambitions at Arsenal over the coming weeks and months] I think it’ll be important to restart strongly, but it won’t be simple as we have City in our first game. But in more general terms, we hope we can finish the season well, although fans won’t be in attendance unfortunately. I hope we finish the campaign well

2020 06 16 Retrieve

[Can Aubameyang be convinced to sign a new deal?] They have the keys. It’s up to them to do their work and after that we will see how things go. It is a turning point in my career, and I still have not decided. It will maybe be the most important decision of my career.

2020 06 15b Retrieve

[Arteta hopeful over Aubameyang’s new Arsenal contract] We have had exchanges with the club, for a fair few months now. And they know very well why so far nothing has happened. They have the keys. It’s up to them to do their work and after that we will see how things go. It is a turning point in my career, and I will be very frank with everyone, it will certainly be a very difficult decision to make. I still have not decided. It will maybe be the most important decision of my career

2020 06 30 Retrieve

[Aubameyang only has one year left on his current deal at the Emirates and admitted in a recent interview that he had yet to decide whether he would extend his stay in north London] I have not received a proposal recently, but we have had discussions with the club for quite a few months. The board know very well why nothing has happened so far. They have the key. It’s up to them to do their job and then we’ll see how it goes. It’s a turning point in my career and, to be frank with everyone, this will be a very difficult decision to make. But beware, I haven’t made my choice yet. It will be perhaps the most important decision of my career

2020 07 02 Retrieve

[Aubameyang insists talks over a new deal are ongoing. With Saka committing his long-term future to the Gunners on Wednesday, focus now turns to the Arsenal captain’s future, but he was not giving anything away] I know [fans want me to sign a new contract] and I am really happy that Bukayo Saka signed ‘da ting’ and now we’ll see. We’ll talk with the football club and see what happens but first of all I am really focused on the games coming until the end of the season, so we’ll see.

2020 07 12 Retrieve

[Aubameyang explains how he came to give 18-year-old Bukayo Saka the nickname ‘Little Chilli’ and had plenty of praise for the young forward] For sure, he is one of the best [young talents Aubameyang has played alongside]. What I like about him is that he’s always listening for advice from us, the experienced players, and I really like it. He’s really humble and he always wants to go forward, learn more and try to improve his game

He’s 18 so that’s not a lot of time [to have been playing in the first team] but as I said to him, most importantly he needs to enjoy it because at this age to be at this club, it’s really special and he just has to continue like this, keep improving and I’m sure he will go straight to the top