Mikel Arteta has been given a boost with his key goalscorer coming out to finally address rumours regarding his future at the club in what has been a turbulent season at the Emirates stadium.

Arsenal have definitely not had the best luck when it comes to keeping hold of their star players with the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain joining rival clubs in recent years.

As the Gunners struggle to compete for a place in the top four, the future of several important players have inevitably been placed into serious doubt.

Indeed, rumours in recent weeks have suggested that Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang is pushing for an exit, with a report by journalist Ian McGarry claiming that the striker’s agents had asked the club to let him leave.

However, the player himself, who is currently earning £180,000-a-week wages at the club (Mirror), has finally addressed the rumours by revealing his desire to remain in north London.

Aubameyang has added that what he wants is to bring Arsenal ‘back to the top’ as the club undergoes a transition period under the management of Mikel Arteta.

“I would like to react to some of the rumours that are going around about in the media.” Aubameyang said, as quoted by the Sun 

“People like making up stories and they should focus on what’s happening on the pitch.

“They talk too much and it does my head in!

“I am Arsenal captain. I love this club. I am committed to it and desperate to bring it back to the top, where it belongs.”

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