Transfer: Aubameyang decides on Arsenal future amid Man Utd interest

Arsenal striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, has assured that he would not be leaving the Emirates this summer, the UK Mirror reports.

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is understood to be looking at the Gabon striker as a potential replacement for Inter Milan-bound Romelu Lukaku.

Defeat to Chelsea in the Europa League final sparked speculations that Aubameyang, who netted 32 goals in all competitions last season, could be open to a move away.

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However, the 30-year-old wants to continue emulating his boyhood hero, Thierry Henry, by wearing the no.14 shirt for the Gunners.

“I loved my time at Dortmund but when Arsenal called, I was really excited for the challenge.

“I’d always admired Arsenal because of the big history and players like Thierry Henry. He was always an example for strikers and because I am also fast and score goals, I always looked up to him.

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“He’s the reason why I took the No 14 shirt. To be honest, when I arrived I actually wanted No.7, but Micki [Henryk Mkhitaryan] had already taken it.

“So I thought, ‘Why not follow in the footsteps of a legend?’ I’m just really proud to wear the 14 shirt and I hope to honour it,” he said.

Aubameyang was signed in January 2018 for a club-record £56million, eclipsing the £46.5m paid for his strike partner, Alexandre Lacazette, seven months earlier.

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