IAN WRIGHT thanked Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for signing a new Arsenal deal during an emotional Instagram live announcement.
Mikel Arteta’s captain, 31, put pen-to-paper on a new three-year deal this afternoon, making him Arsenal’s top earner on £350,000-a-week.
The news was announced with an Instagram livestream of Aubameyang on the Emirates pitch.
He proudly declared” “I signed da ting!
“I wanted to share with this with you guys, I’m so happy.
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“This is my home, it’s a great day. I want to become an Arsenal legend and maybe leave a legacy.”
Gunners legend Wright then promptly joined the chat to congratulate Aubameyang on his new contract.
Clearly emotional, Wrighty beamed: “Oh my God I love you man!
“For you to sign for us in a time when we need you the most, when we’ve seen legends leave us when we needed them – you have legendary status.”
Aubameyang appeared to be taken back by Wright’s entrance and replied: “I’m honoured to have you join [the livestream].”
The Gabon star’s new deal now lays to rest any speculation of a free transfer next summer.
Aubameyang has scored an incredible 55 goals in just 86 Premier League matches since his £56million move from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018.
The forward lifted his first piece of silverware with the Gunners in August, scoring twice in the 2-1 win over Chelsea at Wembley.
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