Mikel Arteta wants Arsenal fans to “calm down” over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s contract given that the transfer window has not been completed this season.
Arteta is “confident” that the Arsenal captain will renew his contract.
Aubameyang’s contract expires next summer, prompting speculation that he could leave the club, but last month Arteta said he had persuaded him to stay.
I will hold Aubameyang no matter what – Arteta Aubameyang is uncertain at Arsenal
“He is very happy to be here,” said Arteta, speaking ahead of Saturday’s clash with Fulham.
“He wants to keep up the pressure and help the team. I think the fans should calm down.”
Arsenal has signed Brazilian midfielder Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille for 26m euros this summer, re-signing former Chelsea striker Willian and resigning Dani Ceballos on loan from Real Madrid.
It is also expected to sign Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey and Lyon’s Houssem Aouar.