Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has this evening sent the club’s fanbase into meltdown, after taking to social media to post a cryptic message.
Aubameyang continues to impress
The last couple of seasons have of course seen Aubameyang establish himself as not only Arsenal’s star man, but one of the Premier League’s finest performers.
The 31-year-old, who made the move to the Emirates in January of 2018, followed up a 31-goal haul in 2018/19 with a further 29 strikes this time around.
Crucially, Aubameyang also has a knack for finding the net when it matters most, a trait which proved absolutely crucial in Arsenal managing to salvage another disappointing campaign over the last couple of weeks.
After notching a brace in the Gunners’ FA Cup semi-final victory over Manchester City late last month, the Gabonese international was back at it again in the competition’s showpiece.
A Wembley showdown with Chelsea saw ‘Auba’ net both of Arsenal’s goals, to secure FA Cup glory, and qualification for next season’s Europa League.
— The Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) August 1, 2020
‘On the brink’
As such, the complete and utter uncertainty surrounding the future of their club captain has understandably proven a major source of concern for all associated with Arsenal for some time now.
The prolific attacker’s current contract in north London is due to expire next summer.
And, whilst Mikel Arteta has repeatedly expressed his confidence regarding the prospect of Aubameyang penning fresh terms, to this point, there has been little in terms of concrete information on the former Dortmund man’s plans.
As outlined above, though, the experienced African appears to have taken matters into his own hands this evening, by means of a message on social media.
Taking to Twitter a short time ago, Aubameyang simply posted an hourglass emoji, hinting at a (potentially significant) event inching closer.
Arsenal’s supporters have inevitably taken the Tweet as an indication that an announcement regarding their star man’s new contract is on the horizon, with some of the best reaction featured in the comments section below:
— Aubameyang P-E (@Aubameyang7) August 16, 2020