Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang teases Arsenal fans over contract situation with cryptic tweet

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is yet to commit his future to Arsenal (Picture: AFP via Getty Images)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is keeping Arsenal fans guessing over his contract situation as he posts a cryptic tweet simply showing an hour glass.

The Gunners are desperate to keep hold of their captain and most potent goal threat. but with his current contract expiring next year, if he doesn’t sign a new deal he may be sold this summer.

An offer has been made to the 31-year-old that would see his wages increase to £300,000-a-week and would keep him in north London until 2023.

Arsenal are reportedly confident that the offer is enough to convince the striker to stay at the Emirates, but he is yet to put pen to paper.

Aubameyang knows that Arsenal fans are waiting, increasingly impatiently, for news of his contract situation and he has sent some into meltdown with a tweet on Sunday evening.

Gunners fans will be hoping the hour glass means that it is time to announce the new contract, but what the former Borussia Dortmund man means is up for interpretation.

One Twitter user suggested it was regarding a move into E-sport, but Aubameyang dismissed this, replying in French: ‘It’s part of the sand that remains..’

Auabameyang scored 29 goals in all competitions this season, taking his tally in an Arsenal shirt to 70 in 109 games since he arrived from Dortmund in January 2018.

He lifted the FA Cup as Gunners captain after scoring twice in the semi-finals against Manchester City and again in the final against Chelsea.

After the FA Cup triumph Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta made his feelings clear on his lethal striker.

‘He knows what I think about him, I want to build a squad around him,’ said the Spaniard. ‘I want him to stay, it’s about getting the deal done.’

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