Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has come out to say that he hopes Arsenal’s 2-0 victory vs Manchester City in their FA Cup semi-final will convince Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to stay at the club.
He recently revealed that he wants the striker to remain at the club and he wants the victory vs City to show him why he should.
According to him, the week has been incredible for the Gunners because beating Liverpool and Manchester City does not happen everyday.
He added that he is very happy and proud of his players even if it is sad that the fans are not around to celebrate with them.
His words, “Hopefully it will help him to be more convinced we are going in the right direction,”
“We’ve had an incredible week to beat the best two teams in Europe, it doesn’t happen every day.
“I don’t care who plays, I can trust them – we made changes ad everyone was ready. We had to suffer in many moments. We had to be really well organised and minimise the spaces.”
On beating City, “I’m extremely happy and proud of the players. I’m sad that we can’t enjoy this moment with our fans,”
“That’s what you need against this team. You have to make the most of the opportunities and put everybody on the line. They are the best team in Europe in the way they play positionally.
“There’s a great chemistry between them [Arsenal players] and they believe in what we are trying to do and you can see that. Congratulations to them.
“They [Man City] are really good on the high press, as we are as well. We gave the ball away in dangerous situations and they are good in that transition moment but the first goal was really great. There are some things that we are trying to close down.”