Just In: Aubameyang confirmed club ‘hold the keys’ to extending his contract at the Emirates

Arsenal skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has confirmed the club hold the key to extending his contract at Emirates but has not been decided regarding his future at the club.

Aubameyang, 30, who current deal set to expire next summer, has been strongly linked with a move to Barcelona and Inter Milan in recent months.

But the Gabon international has stated that nothing ha been agreed either way as contemplates ‘the most important decision’ of his career.

‘Recently I haven’t recently an offer but of course there have been discussions with the club,’ he told French outlet Telefoot.

‘It’s them [the club] who have the keys and for them to do their work. Afterwards we will see what happens.

‘It is a turning point in my career. I have been very frank with everyone. It will be of course a very difficult decision to make.

‘It is possibly the most important decision of my career. But so far nothing has been decided.’

The Gunners captain who scored 20 goals this season, also affirmed his desire to win trophies as he enters the latter stages of his career.

Aubameyang won one domestic cup with Ligue 1 side Saint-Etienne and two with Bundesliga outfit Dortmund, but has admitted he wants to add to his current haul.

‘Of course [I see titles in the future],’ he continued.

‘Every player that is a competitor dreams of winning titles, it is important. Afterwards, everyone will then ask the question if you would like to win [them] at Arsenal or elsewhere.

‘As I said, it is the future that will tell us [that]. But I am hungry to win titles. That is clear and everybody knows it.’

Meanwhile, reports claims earlier this morning Gunners are open to selling Ainsley Maitland-Niles in order to fund a new contract for forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and bring in some new faces, but want a £20million for the right-back.

The 22-year-old has been highly-rated at the club for a while but his progress has stalled of late after falling out of favour under manager Mikel Arteta this term.

And according to The Sun, Arsenal are ready to offload the versatile Englishman plus other youngsters in order to securing the long-term future of top scorer Aubameyang, who has been Arsenal’s main source of goals since joining in January 2018.

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