• Aubameyang scores twice in 3-2 win over Everton
  • ‘Hopefully he feels part of what we are building’

Mikel Arteta believes the in-form Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is leaning towards staying at Arsenal after playing a significant role in the team’s uplift.

Aubameyang scored twice in Sunday’s 3-2 win over over Everton, which lifted Arsenal within three points of sixth-placed Tottenham and brought up 10 games unbeaten. The club captain has scored six times in nine appearances since Arteta took over in December, continuing to perform consistently despite doubts over his future. His contract ends next summer and there have been strong suggestions he would favour a fresh challenge, but Arteta senses a change in his viewpoint.

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