Arsenal attacker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has simply over a yr left on his Arsenal contract and Mikel Arteta needs to stay him “in any circumstances”.

Mikel Arteta plans to carry contract talks with Arsenal big name Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ahead of the top of the season.

Aubameyang’s contract at Emirates Stadium is about to run out on the finish of subsequent season and the Gabon global has been related with Barcelona, Real Madrid, Inter and Paris Saint-Germain.

The 30-year-old has scored 61 targets in 96 appearances for the Gunners since returning from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018.

Asked about sitting down with Aubameyang to speak about his contract scenario, Arteta informed a information convention: “We should do this ahead of the top of the season, evidently.

“I will see the intentions we have, his intentions, where we are sitting in that moment is difficult to predict right now. For me it’s very easy, I want to keep him in any circumstances.”

Arsenal bounced again from struggling Europa League removing within the closing 32 in opposition to Olympiacos closing week by means of beating Portsmouth 2-Zero on Monday, incomes an FA Cup quarter-final in opposition to Sheffield United.

The Gunners may win a 3rd immediately Premier League recreation for the primary time this season after they entertain West Ham on Saturday and Arteta hopes a good outcome can assist encourage a past due push for Champions League qualification.

Arsenal take a seat 10th within the best flight, 8 issues adrift of fourth-place Chelsea and 5 again from Manchester United in 5th, a place that can supply a course into Europe’s premier membership pageant if Manchester City’s two-season ban for breaching Financial Fair Play laws is upheld.

“Beat West Ham on Saturday and we are closer. That’s all I’m thinking because a few weeks ago it looked impossible, but if we beat West Ham it will look more likely,” mentioned Arteta.

“The only aim is to go game by game and start grabbing three points and three points and then we’ll have a chance in the last three or four games of the season.”

Lucas Torreira shall be unavailable for the foreseeable long term after struggling a fractured proper ankle in opposition to Portsmouth.

“He was quite positive this morning when I spoke with him. He was in pain. We don’t know the extent of the injury, he needs to see the specialist here in London,” mentioned the Arsenal boss.

“Since I joined the quantity of items that experience took place are huge. We simply have to check out to evolve, it’s a part of soccer. It occurs to many different groups, so we can not cry about it.

“Sometimes it’s bad luck, sometimes it’s part of the game we play, and sometimes things that we can avoid and do better as well.”