Mikel Arteta hopes that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will go on to attain many extra targets for Arsenal after changing into the quickest participant within the membership’s historical past to achieve 50 within the Premier League.
Two strikes for the Gabon worldwide through the 4-Zero demolition of Norwich meant he overtook Thierry Henry because the quickest to a half century of league targets for the Gunners.
Aubameyang’s future is a supply of fixed hypothesis, given he’s but to signal a brand new contract and only one yr stays on his present deal.
However Gunners boss Arteta stays hopeful the 31-year-old will lengthen his keep on the Emirates.
He instructed talkSPORT: “I’m very clear in my determination, I wish to hold him right here, I wish to hold him pleased, I wish to hold him believing that what we’re doing right here is the best factor and he can have an enjoyment right here.
“Hopefully we will do it.”
And Arteta insists he didn’t want reminding of the striker’s expertise, regardless of a dry patch earlier than the victory over Norwich.
The Spaniard added: “Folks push him and he loves that. He’s very essential of himself, in the way in which he trains and tries to be the primary within the historical past of the membership to realize 50 targets.
“It’s a extremely troublesome job, so all of the advantage and congratulations to him for what he’s finished.
“I understand how good he’s, he doesn’t must persuade me with extra targets.”
Arsenal have been again to their fluent greatest on Wednesday night time, with targets from Granit Xhaka and Cedric Soares including to Aubameyang’s double.
And Arteta suggests his concepts are lastly beginning to translate into performances on the pitch.
“The primary 43 minutes have been precisely what I needed – we have been actually good in our excessive press, we put strain on the areas we needed the ball,” Arteta stated.
“We did quite a lot of issues with the ball that we talked about.
“I’m disenchanted with the way in which we competed within the final two minutes [of the first-half] and firstly of the second-half as a result of we gave issues to the opponent.
“The response was significantly better and I’m pleased with the factors.”