Why Mikel Arteta is ‘convinced’ that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wants to stay at Arsenal

first_imgAdvertisement Aubameyang has been impressed by Arteta (Picture: Getty)But the Times claim that Arteta is now confident that Aubameyang will sign a new deal because he feels the striker has been persuaded that the Gunners can compete for top honours once again.Arteta has masterminded wins over Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea since his appointment and Aubameyang has profitted from his style of play. Aubameyang has bagged 16 goals since Arteta’s appointment but the Gabonese hasn’t received the number of offers his representatives had anticipated, meaning he’s now set to stay at the Emirates. More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe former Dortmund ace reportedly felt ‘let down’ by the club in the last 18 months as they had not invested in the way that they had promised since his £57m arrival from the Bundesliga giants.However, Arsenal ‘s FA Cup victory means they’ve got a spot in next season’s Europa League, which will aid the club’s moves in the transfer market.The Gunners are in advanced negotiations with Willian’s representatives over a free transfer to the Emirates and the club are ready to hand the winger the three-year deal he craves.MORE: Manchester United set to complete Jadon Sancho deal this week after breakthrough in talksFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Why Mikel Arteta is ‘convinced’ that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wants to stay at Arsenal Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is set to stay at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta believes Pierre-Emierck Aubameyang will commit his future to the club this summer as he’s realised that the Gunners are on the up again since Unai Emery’s departure.The Gabon international has entered the last year of his contract at the Emirates and he called off negotiations in late 2019 after little progress was made in discussions.Aubameyang was made club captain in November and he guided the Gunners to the FA Cup on Saturday by scoring twice against Chelsea in the final at Wembley. Arteta is desperate to keep the 31-year-old and has instructed his board to hand Aubameyang his wage demands of £250,000-a-week.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHowever, money has never been the problem, as the club feared earlier this year that Aubameyang’s head had been turned. Metro Sport ReporterMonday 3 Aug 2020 9:27 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

UE Cornellà become the latest Spanish football club to enter esports

first_imgUE Cornellà, a Spanish football team that competes in the third tier of competition has entered esports in partnership with Qwatti eSports Agency.UE Cornellà are better known in the Spanish ranks for bringing through talent in the lower echelons of Spanish football, with notable names such as Keita Baldé and Jordi Alba once appearing on the club’s books. The release states the club will enter esports “with the main objective of being a reference academy, just as it is in football”. The Spanish club will pick up teams in the following games: FIFA;League of Legends;Hearthstone;Clash Royale.To get the proverbial ball rolling, the team will organise a FIFA 18 tournament that has an online component followed by an offline stage where the top eight players will compete at the 1,500 capacity UE Cornellà stadium in December. The online registration of the tournament will end on December 1st and the first rounds will be held between December 1st and 3rd, with the offline component to be played between 6-8 December.In December, UE Cornellà will also launch an online tournament for League of Legends. The best 10 players in the online phase will take part in a bootcamp, with fans being able to vote for their favourite players – and “surveys and video interviews done”. Alejandro​ ​Talavera​ ​-​ ​President​ ​of​ ​UE​ ​Cornellà stated: “For UE Cornella it is important to grow in all those sections that increase our fan base. We also understand that football clubs have to position themselves within eSports and help professionalize this sport. We strongly believe eSports is a sector that will create opportunities for all those young people who want to train and dream of becoming professionals in this sport. Our goal in the medium term is to become a leading academy in the eSports sector, in the same way that we have achieved it in football.”Esports Insider says: Interesting to see Cornella come into esports. We’ll be keeping an eye on their activity over coming months as it seems they’ll be busy. That’s another club to add to the ever-growing list.last_img read more