Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, is out of contract at the Emirates in 2021, and the Gunners face potentially being forced to sell him this summer Loading… Last week, Arteta insisted “I completely trust them [the club]” with regards the Aubameyang situation. But speaking on Thursday, ahead of the Gunners’ London derby against West Ham this weekend, the Spaniard once more made clear his thoughts. “We will have to do that [sort out his deal] before the end of the season,” said Arteta. Aubameyang missed Arsenal’s 2-0 FA Cup win over Portsmouth on Monday, having scored a fine overhead kick – his 20th of the season – in the Europa League loss to Olympiacos last Thursday. However, that fine strike was overshadowed by a miss at the death, the Gabonese hitman firing wide a guilt-edged opportunity from six yards which would have sent his side into the next round. But Arteta insists that, after a few days reflection, Aubameyang is back ready to fire this weekend. Read Also:Cole:Aubameyang needs to leave Arsenal “He was down and felt responsible about what happened [vs Olympiacos],” he added. “We need him happy and smiling and that’s what he’s been these few days.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content9 Most Disturbing Movie DystopiasWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Best Car Manufacturers In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureMeghan And Harry’s Royal Baby: Everything You Need To KnowA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayLook Up At The Most Fascinated Ceilings In The World Mikel Arteta has told Arsenal’s board to do whatever it takes to keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the club this summer. The former Borussia Dortmund striker, in a situation reminiscent of both Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez at the Emirates, is out of contract in 2021, leaving his future up in the air. Aubameyang, 30, is desperate to play Champions League football, and under Unai Emery contract negotiations were ended. But Aubameyang has been outstanding under Arteta, showing his importance to the club with his goals and also operating selflessly from the left side. Additionally, he also made clear how much he is embracing the new direction in which the club is heading the head coach, working relentlessly both in attack and defence and leading by example. Arsenal are keen to keep Aubameyang, but his contract situation leaves them in an awkward predicament – although club chiefs are now increasing their push.