Arsenal legend visits Aubameyang’s dad and begs him to get son to sign new contract

ARSENAL legend Ian Wright visited Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s dad after insisting that the Gunners need to secure the striker’s future.

The 31-year-old’s current deal expires at the end of the season, but Mikel Arteta has been desperate to extend his captain’s stay at the Emirates.

SunSport has previously reported that Aubameyang has agreed a new contract worth at least £350,000 a week but he has yet to officially put pen to paper.

The Gabon star- who has scored 71 goals in 110 games for the club – was critical to Arsenal’s recent FA Cup and Community Shield success.

And the forward underlined his importance to the North Londoners once again as he scored in the 3-0 away win over Fulham on Saturday.

Analysing Arsenal’s win on Match of the Day, club legend Wright admitted it was imperative to tie down Aubameyang.

He said: “I’m going to go see Papa Aubameyang tomorrow.

“They have to sign, simple as that, I’m not going to leave. [I’ll take the contract to him personally] if I have to!”

Aubameyang’s father then uploaded a picture on Instagram of himself with Wright at the Emirates.

He captioned the picture: “What a surprise the legend @wrightyofficial came to see me. what do you think? In any case for me it was very enriching.”

And Arsenal fans loved the meet-up with one tweeting: “Big man Wrighty wasn’t kidding when he said he was bringing the contract.”