After that, Arsenal FC is all about the future of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. However, it is also unclear what will happen to midfielder Dani Ceballos.
Here are the news and rumors of the day about the Gunners.
Arsenal FC: what happens to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang?
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (31) once again underlined his importance for Arsenal. The only question is how long the Gabonese scorer (29 goals in 44 competitive games) will continue to play for the traditional club from North London. His contract expires in 2021, rumors of a farewell keep circulating. Aubameyang himself didn’t want to say much after the 2-1 win over Chelsea. “Today is a celebration. It’s about winning the team,” he said.
His coach Mikel Arteta was already clearer there. “He knows what I think about him,” said the 38-year-old. “I want to build the team around him. And that’s why I think he wants to stay too. Everyone in the club loves him. Hopefully he will continue on with us.”
When asked if he expected an Aubameyang extension, Arteta said: “Yes, I think so.” Winning the FA Cup could play an important role in the decision making of the former BVB striker. “He sees that we are on the right path and that he is part of it. We want to build something here in the next few years and celebrate further successes.”
By triumphing over Chelsea, the Gunners still secured participation in the Europa League. In the Premier League season, Arteta’s team ended up in eighth place.
Aubameyang drops trophy – Arsenal’s coach jokes
Arsenal’s match winner Aubameyang not only caused a stir during the 90 minutes against Chelsea, but also at the award ceremony by dropping the FA Cup trophy. His coach joked about it afterwards. “It can happen. He has to have more trophy experience,” said Arteta with a laugh.
It was only Aubameyang’s fifth title win. With BVB, he had won the DFB Cup and twice the Supercup. “We can help him win more titles,” said Arteta.
Season 2019/20: the performance data of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
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No future at Real: Dani Ceballos raves about Arsenal
Dani Ceballos has to return to Real Madrid after a one-year loan at Arsenal. The Spanish international, however, does not have a future with the royal team until 2023, despite the contract, which is why the Gunners are considered as potential buyers.
“I want to play where it suits me and I’m happy,” said Ceballos of the Spanish newspaper The country. In London he had been “very happy” so far. Under Arteta in particular, he has gained “both physically and tactically”. The Arsenal coach is said to have already campaigned with the club’s officials for his compatriot’s whereabouts. Ceballos is also associated with several Spanish clubs, including his former: Real Betis.
“I have a special affection for Betis,” the Andalusian said several times recently. “We will see what happens. For me it is important that I play regularly at a high level next season. I want to play 35 games.” Ceballos was used 37 times for Arsenal, but he only played almost half of them from the start.