Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has signed a new three-year contract with Arsenal.

The Gabon international who has been previously linked with Barcelona and Real Madrid, has ended speculations and extended his stay at the Emirates Stadium.

“Signing for this special club was never in doubt,” Aubameyang said. “It’s thanks to our fans, my team-mates, my family and everybody at this club that I feel like I belong here.

“I believe in Arsenal. We can achieve big things together. We have something exciting here and I believe the best is to come for Arsenal.”

Arteta added: “It was important for Pierre-Emerick to stay with us. He’s a superb player with an incredible mentality. Being the player to have taken the least amount of time to reach 50 goals with this club tells you everything you need to know about him and his way of working.

“He’s an important leader for the team and a big part of what we’re building. He wants to be up there with the best players in the world and leave his mark. He can achieve that here.”

Aubameyang scored 22 premier league goals last season and netted twice for Arsenal to beat Chelsea 2-1 and claim the FA Cup.

The Arsenal captain made a great start in the new 2020/21 season by scoring twice in 3-0 win against Fulham on Saturday’s opening weekend match.