The Trail: How Auba SIGNED ‘DA TIN’
Posted: 16 September 2020
English giants Arsenal Football Club confirmed yesterday at exactly 15:55CET that skipper Pierre Emerick-Aubamayeng has extended his stay at the club for three more seasons.
The Beautiful Game’s European Correspondent, Chris Wheatley takes us through major events between the two parties and why the Gabon international decided to extend his stay in North London;
- Preliminary talks opened in January 2020 when the 31-year-old entered into the final 18 months of his contract
- Aubamayang was not convinced with the project at the club hence he prolonged signing his contract
- The appointment of Mikel Arteta and performance of Arsenal improved just before lockdown, leaving the Gabonese with much to ponder during the pandemic
- Three European powerhouses, including Barcelona and PSG, had contacted his agent and father, Aubamayang Senior over the availablity of his son, which we understand talks continued for at least one month
- The English Premier League returned in July, with The Gunners proving to be a much better team on and off the field
- The club’s technical director, Edu, alongside Arteta, visited Aubamayang Senior to sell the Arsenal project, and in conjunction, promised to make the striker the most-paid footballer in the history of The Gunners
- Improvements continued when the team lifted both the FA CUP and Community Shield recently, considering big wins during the season against the much-fancied Manchester clubs, Liverpool and Chelsea.
- On the 11th of September, all the contractual agreements were signed, with Auba asking the club to reveal his extension in a special way alongside his inspiration, his dad and family
- 15th September 2020, 15:55CET, Pierre Emerick-Aubamayeng REVEALS HE HAS SIGNED ‘DA TIN’
The Gabonese will earn £375k in weekly wages for the next three years with a further option IF both parties reach certain clauses.
Chris Wheatley, London, England.