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Arsenal's challenge to keep Aubameyang

Mikel Arteta opened up on the challenge Arsenal face convincing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to stay.

The Spaniard admits Arsenal have a challenge with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang staying at the club, but as it seems the Arsenal captain is currently enjoying his role.

Aubameyang struck twice in Arsenal's 3-2 victory over Everton on Super Sunday, his 18th and 19th goals of the season.

When Arteta took over in December he he had questions for Aubameyang. He opened up on Arsenal's challenge to keep him, with his contract up in the summer of 2021.

Asked if Arsenal can convince him to stay, Arteta said: "Hopefully, and not just the wins, but what we are trying to do, to ensure that he enjoys it every time he is on the pitch, to feel he is part of what we are trying to build here. I think he is in that mindset at the moment.

"I think it has been tough for him, a player like him has had a lot of disappointments over the last few years because he has big expectations, he wants to play for the biggest club, in the biggest tournament, and be up there with the best players in the world.

"We have to try to support him and try to give him everything as a club so that he feels fulfilled here. That is the challenge we have."

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