Aubameyang scores for Arsenal in the 2-0 win over Manchester United

Aubameyang insists he is fully ‘committed’ to Arsenal despite transfer rumours

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has distanced himself from reports that he could leave Arsenal and insists he remains fully ‘committed’ to the club despite ongoing transfer speculation.

The Arsenal captain has been the subject of transfer talk in recent weeks with reports suggesting the forward could seek an exit from the Emirates, Aubameang having been reported to have been unhappy with the club’s inability to challenge for major honours and continued absence from the Champions League.

The club were believed to have held talks with the Gabon international regarding a new deal, though no progress has yet been made with Aubameyang’s contract set to expire in the summer of 2021.

Real Madrid have been credited with an interest in the 30-year-old, though the forward has now moved to squash any rumours of unhappiness and insists his focus remains on restoring the north London side to former glories under new manager Mikel Arteta.

Writing in the programme for Arsenal’s FA Cup tie with Leeds, Aubameyang wrote: “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.”

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