Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang insists he is ‘really happy’ at Arsenal despite continued speculation surrounding his future at the club.
The Gabon international has been linked with a move away from the Emirates in recent months, with Barcelona reported to have an interest in signing a player who will have just a year remaining on his contract this summer.
Aubameyang has once again been in prolific form this season with 20 goals in all competitions for Mikel Arteta’s side, though speculation has mounted that the north London side could cash in on the club captain at the end of the season, rather than risk losing him for free next year.
However, the 30-year-old has now suggested he is open to extending his stay at the club and has expressed his happiness with life at Arsenal and relationship with the Gunners’ supporters.
“It means a lot (to play here),” he told arsenal.com. “When I was younger I used to watch Arsenal because they always had great players and they won trophies as well. I think it is really a pleasure to be here, I am really happy – that’s my feeling.
“I love the fans here. On my Insta, I am happy I have them because after this miss [against Olympiacos] everyone could say ‘he killed us today’ but [instead] everybody sent me messages to say ‘keep your head up’ and stuff like that’ so I am just happy to have them and happy with them.
“When I came back home [after the Olympiacos game], I saw my kids and they talked to me and said, ‘don’t worry this can happen’. I am glad to have them, it’s true that it is cruel, but that’s football.
“I try to always be ready, whatever happens. That’s why I say, when I look at myself, that I have to be ready so I do all the stuff, I try to be fit every game and for the moment it is working well.”