first_imgPierre-Emerick Aubameyang says Mikel Arteta played a key role in convincing him to stay at Arsenal (Getty Images)Aubameyang, meanwhile, insisted this week that he is happy to remain at Arsenal after signing his new deal and claims Mikel Arteta played a key role in convincing him to stay.‘Two things persuaded me to stay,’ Aubameyang told Sky Sports.‘The first thing was Mikel Arteta, because since he came he brings a lot of positivity and a new philosophy for us and I think that was important because it matched my game and I feel that I can improve with him.‘I think this was the key factor and as well, the love that I receive from the fans and the whole club. Everyone is treating me very, very good, so I feel at home and that’s why I’m staying.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘We had a chat during lockdown and we were supposed to talk about a game and he said ‘okay, forget about it, we’re going to talk about the future’ and he asked me what I wanted to do.‘I was like ‘I feel good since you came, I’m improving, and the philosophy is very, very nice so I just want to stay’ and he was like ‘I’m sure if you stay you can leave a legacy, but it’s all about you and what you want. Of course you can leave and go for trophies in big clubs as well but I think you can create a legacy here in this great club.’AdvertisementAdvertisement‘This was the key message to me and after that conversation I was like ‘okay, it’s all clear for me and I just want to stay’ and that’s it.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 27 Sep 2020 10:25 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.7kShares Comment Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang liked a tweet which claimed he deserved to be at a better club than Arsenal (Twitter)Another Arsenal supporter added: ‘Me seeing that Auba liked that tweet almost made me vomit. Horrible thing, what was he thinking?’While another Arsenal fan wrote: ‘I don’t understand that auba tweet at all, 2 days before a big game at Anfield as well. stupid thing to do.’However, many Arsenal fans were quick to point out that Aubameyang could have easily liked the post by accident.Other Arsenal supporters even sided with the opinion that Aubameyang does deserve to play for a club in the Champions League. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang angers Arsenal fans after ‘liking’ message telling him to leavecenter_img Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has angered some Arsenal suporters with his activity on Twitter (Getty Images)Arsenal supporters have been left angered by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after he liked a post on Twitter which suggested that he is too good for the Gunners.The 31-year-old ended speculation over his future earlier this month by signing a new £250,000-a-week contract with Arsenal which keeps him at the club until 2023.Aubameyang has been a pivotal part of Arsenal’s attack since he arrived from Borussia Dortmund in 2018, scoring 72 goals in 112 appearances.But the Arsenal captain has upset some Gunners fans after liking a post on Twitter which claimed that a striker of his ability should be playing for the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe post which was originally written in French read: ‘He’s been so deserving of a team of the calibre of Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Barcelona, City, Liverpool, etc … not Arsenal for years.’In response, one Arsenal fan replied to Aubameyang with: ‘If you felt you deserved a better team then go ahead and put in a transfer request…. you’re not first arsenal captain to disappear.’ Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgThe captain who led University of the Philippines to its first UAAP basketball finals in 32 years had his first taste of official PBA action when he participated in the first day of the PBA Draft Combine Wednesday at Gatorade Hoops Center.Desiderio, who’s always maintained a happy-go-lucky attitude outside the court, was still brandishing a wide smile and said he’s still on a high after the Fighting Maroons featured in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball finals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I think I haven’t rested one bit,” said Desiderio in Filipino. “This is the moment I’ve been waiting for, I have no choice but to do this so I can achieve my dream of playing in the PBA.”Desiderio’s Fighting Maroons got swept in the championship round with Ateneo taking its 10th title in two games. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Despite the loss in the lone finals of his collegiate career, Desiderio said he wouldn’t be in his position if not for the inspiring run UP had in Season 81.UP finished the eliminations as the third seed with an 8-6 record and fought its way to its first championship series since winning the title in 1986.Desiderio said there’s some pressure especially after he led the Fighting Maroons to the finals as their emotional leader, but it also gave him the stock to become a potential first rounder.“Of course there’s some pressure because I was fresh off the UAAP finals,” said Desiderio who, along with UP teammate Diego Dario, are the only two applicants of the 47 that applied straight out of college. “The UP community expects much out of us, but I’m just euphoric I’m in this level.”“The finals were really a big help to my stock because if we weren’t in the finals I wouldn’t be even known at this kind of level.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MANILA, Philippines—The Paul Desiderio party isn’t stopping any time soon.ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Kawhi Leonard sits with bruised hip as Raptors rout Warriors Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more