Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits he rejected offers from Barcelona before signing new Arsenal deal
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang recently extended his stay at Arsenal until 2023
- The striker signed a new bumper deal which pushes him to become the club's second most paid star
- Aubameyang has now revealed that he turned down several offers from Barcelona to remain a Gunner
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Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang recently ended all speculations linking him away from the Emirates Stadium after signing a new three-year deal with the club.
As it stands, his new long-term deal will see him represent the North London club until the summer of 2023.
The 31-year-old former Borussia Dortmund star is also the second most paid player by the Gunners after Mesut Ozil.
He has revealed that he had to turn down offers from Spanish League giants, Barcelona to extend his reign with the EPL outfit as reported by Metro UK.
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Before the arrival of Mikel Arteta, the Gabon international was bent on leaving Arsenal as his relationship with former handler Unai Emery deteriorated.
Aubameyang who inspired the Gunners to FA Cup and Community Shield glory told Canal+ that the Catalans made so many offers but he decided to stay at his present club.
"They were several offers, notably from Barcelona.
"My priority was to stay for two reasons – the first is the coach, Mikel Arteta, because we spoke a fair amount during the ‘lockdown’ & he convinced me, notably in terms of the project.
"And of course, secondly, is the love that I receive from the fans & people at the club. Since I have been here, I have been treated like one of their own & as I am one of their own, I am going to stay here. It is as simple as that."
Legit.ng earlier reported that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is now topping the list of highest-paid Premier League stars after signing a new deal with Arsenal.
Following his superb performances last season for Arsenal in all competitions winning the FA Cup title, Gunners fans urged the board not to allow Aubameyang to leave.
The Gabonese striker was linked with many sides during the transfer window before Arsenal announced on Tuesday evening, September 15, that he has penned a new contract.
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