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Santi Cazorla congratulates Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang over new Arsenal contract

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Santi Cazorla sent a message of congratulations to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Getty Images)

Santi Cazorla has sent a message of congratulations to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after the striker signed his new contract with Arsenal.

The 31-year-old has finally ended speculation over his future with the Gunners this week by committing to a new three-year deal worth £250,000 a week.

After confirming his new contract, Aubameyang hosted a live video on Instagram to interact with Arsenal’s supporters.

And during the video Cazorla, who spent six years at Arsenal, sent his message of support to the striker.

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The former Arsenal midfielder wrote: ‘Well done bro’ along with three flexed bicep emojis.

And after spotting the message, Aubameyang replied: ‘Santi! Muchas gracias, hermano. Thank you my bro.’

ð??ð???ð?» “¡SANTIIIII!” La alegría de AUBAMEYANG cuando @19SCazorla le comenta un directo de INSTAGRAM. pic.twitter.com/lw8rNFr9ih

— ChiringuitoChampions (@chirichampions) September 16, 2020

Aubameyang, meanwhile, has also revealed that Mikel Arteta played a key part in convincing him to remain at Arsenal.

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‘I also had a chat with Mikel, that I think he gave me something very clear about the idea of the future of the club and about me,’ said the striker.

‘He was straight and honest and that’s what I like because we are always honest. He said: ‘Okay, you can maybe leave. I don’t know what your mind is [thinking] right now, but you can leave and go for trophies at other clubs or you can stay here and have a legacy’. This, for me, was the key word.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says Mikel Arteta played a key role in convincing him to stay at Arsenal (Getty)

‘We had a chat when we were in lockdown, he called me. Normally we have to speak about a game. I had to do a summary. You have to explain how the game works.

‘He called me and said: ‘Forget about it’. I had prepared maybe two pages and he said: ‘Yeah, forget about it. Let’s talk about real things’.

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‘He said: ‘I want to be honest with you, how do you feel?’ I was like, I have to say the truth: ‘I feel very good’, it was maybe two or three months that he was here. [In] training, you can feel the passion. You can feel everything from this guy. He is so good and he’s the kind of guy who you can trust in him.

‘That’s why I said to him: ‘I feel very good. What you said to me about legacy and stuff, I really think about it. I think it’s the right way and the true way to go’.’

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