Mikel Arteta hopes FA Cup can help convince Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Mikel Arteta hopes FA Cup can help convince Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Mikel Arteta hopes FA Cup can help convince Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Mikel Arteta hopes FA Cup can help convince Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. “Hopefully it will help him to be more convinced we are going in right direction.”

Arteta hopes such “beautiful moments” like Arsenal’s FA Cup semi final win over Manchester City can convince Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to stay at the club.

The Gunners secured a 2-0 victory over holders Man City to reach a record 21st FA Cup final after Aubameyang struck in either half.

Fine displays throughout the team ensured a win against the odds for Arteta’s side, who also beat new Premier League champions Liverpool earlier this week.

Aubameyang was rested for that game but returned to the side at Wembley with devastating effect, a fine first-half finish added to with a coolly taken second with 20 minutes remaining.

The 31-year-old is out of contract next summer. And he is yet to agree fresh terms as Arsenal languish 10th in the Premier League.

“Good and beautiful moments, they are always better than the bad ones,” Arteta said.

“As I told you, the way I look at him when I speak with him, he sounds pretty convinced.”

“But obviously if he can see that success and the direction we are taking is the right one. I think he will be more positive about it, yes. Hopefully it will help him to be more convinced we are going in the right direction.”

Credit: Sky Sports

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