“It was a poor start and everyone realised too and we did it,” Aubameyang said. “Of course, I take it [the FA Cup winners’ medal over the Premier League Golden Boot], I’m so happy for the team and for the boys.”

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta addressed Aubameyang’s future prior to the victory, which made him the first man to win the FA Cup with the north Londoners as their captain and their manager.

“No, I don’t have that fear [that the final will be Aubameyang’s farewell to Arsenal],” Arteta said. “What I said is it’s a package at the end. You need a lot of ingredients on the table to persuade a player of his level to be at this football club.

“Don’t forget that he still has a contract here with us. We wanted to keep him and do it in a more long-term way but at the moment he’s with us and I think he should be really proud of where he is as well.”

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source: express.co.uk


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