Lacazette’s telling response to Aubameyang’s new Arsenal contract

Alexandre Lacazette joked he can now go to sleep after his strike partner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang announced he had signed a new three-year contract with Arsenal.

Following months of speculation about his future as he entered the final year of his deal, Aubameyang finally confirmed he would be staying at the Emirates.

Since his arrival in January 2018 from German side Borussia Dortmund, Aubameyang has scored 72 goals in 111 appearances, marking himself out as one of European football's elite forwards.

The announcement on Tuesday afternoon came, after much build-up, on Instagram Live as Aubameyang spoke to over 100,000 people about his decision.

Aubameyang spoke to Arsenal legend Ian Wright and many of his team-mates commented on the video as he spoke.

Among them was Lacazette, who enjoys a strong bond with Aubameyang on and off the pitch.

And seemingly in a slight dig at the length of time, it has taken Aubameyang to make a decision, Lacazette wrote: "I can go to sleep now."

Get the latest Arsenal transfer news straight into your inbox!

Mikel Arteta's Gunners have been starved of title glory for a while now – but things could be changing as a new-look Arsenal side plot a course to success.

You won't miss a single thing on their journey if you sign up for the brilliant new Mirror Football newsletter, either!

From the latest transfer news to the agenda-setting stories, get it all in your email inbox.

New signings Willian and Gabriel Magalhaes both hit the ground running against Fulham but Mikel Arteta is still on the lookout for new signings. Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar and Brentford keeper David Raya are two of the names on their radar.

Want to sign up and follow Arteta's journey? Put your email at the top of this article or follow the instructions on this link.

Keeping hold of Aubameyang represents a major boost to Arsenal's hopes this season and speaking in an interview with Wright, the 31-year-old said a chat with Mikel Arteta played a major role in his decision to stay.

“I had a chat with Mikel, that I think he gave me something very clear about the idea of the future of the club and about me,” he told

“He was straight and honest, and that’s what I like because we are always honest. He said, ‘Okay, you can maybe leave. I don’t know what your mind is [thinking] right now, but you can leave and go for trophies at other clubs or you can stay here and have a legacy'.

"This, for me, was the keyword. We had a chat when we were in lockdown.

“He called me. Normally we have to speak about a game. He called me and said, 'Forget about it.' I had prepared maybe two pages and he said, 'Yeah, forget about it. Let's talk about real things.'

“He said, 'I want to be honest with you, how do you feel?' And I was like, 'I have to say the truth, I feel very good.' It was maybe two months, or three months that he was here and the training, you can feel the passion.

“You can feel everything from this guy. He is so good, he's the kind of guy who you can trust in him.”

Source: Read Full Article