PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG is reportedly willing to stay at Arsenal following their FA Cup final win, but wants them to show some ambition in the transfer market.
The Gabon star wants the Gunners to sign some big names this summer, most notable Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele.
Get all the latest news and transfer gossip from North London here…
Arsenal fans have come under fire for celebrating after Chelsea star Christian Pulisic was carried off with a nasty injury.
The American was distraught as he suffered an injury after scoring the opening goal in the FA Cup final.
But footage from Arsenal Fan TV showed supporters cheering as he was taken off.
Arsenal are in no hurry to forget about Saturday's glorious FA Cup win over Chelsea at Wembley.
MAKING A RAKIT
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has made contact with Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic, according to reports.
The Croatian is expected to leave Barca this summer, having seen his importance to the team wane in recent seasons.
And according to Le10 Sport, Arteta has called Rakitic to try and convince him to come to the Emirates.
IT'S A TRAB
Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny could be headed back to Turkey next season, according to reports.
The Egyptian international was cast aside by former boss Unai Emery last summer, and sent for a season-long loan at Besiktas.
And according to Turkish-Football, Elneny could be headed back to the Super Lig to sign for league rivals Trabzonspor.
A staggering 8.2million people tuned in to watch Arsenal's FA Cup triumph over Chelsea – more than any other
game this season.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's Wembley masterclass was watched by half the UK population who own a TV.
The clash was shown live on BBC One who had an audience share of 46.1 per cent while BT Sport also had rights to the game.
With the coronavirus pandemic preventing fans from entering stadiums, supporters were glued to their seats in the living room to witness the action unfold.
The viewing figures topped the previous season's best of 7.3m in the FA Cup semi-final between Manchester United and Chelsea.
All of the top eight most-watched matches this season were live on BBC with seven of those coming in the FA Cup.
He told El Partidazo de COPE: “I haven't spoken to Real Madrid yet, but anyone who wears that shirt is happy.
“Madrid are better than any club in the world. We'll see about my future.
“I'm not thinking about whether or not I can play for Real Madrid, Arsenal or another club.
“Now it's time to disconnect. I have to be calm and think clearly with my family about the coming year.”
Dani Ceballos will meet Real Madrid officials to make a decision over his future – but not until after their game against Manchester City.
The midfielder's season-long loan with Arsenal came to an end after he helped guide them to glory in the FA Cup final.
Ceballos made 37 appearances for the Gunners this season, scoring two goals and making two assists.
But the 23-year-old has admitted he does not know where his future lies amid interest from Real Betis…
Leeds United have reportedly approached Norwich City following their interest in the club’s attacking midfielder Emiliano Buendia.
And the Canaries, who were relegated last month, are reported to want at least £25million for the 23-year-old Argentinian, according to the Daily Mail.
Transfer officials at Elland Road are rumoured to have made enquiries about the availability of Bruges winger and Gunners target Emmanuel Dennis.
And it’s also reported Marcelo Bielsa’s club have approached Bruges’ Belgian rivals Gent with an offer for Jonathan David.
However the 20-year-old Canada international is believed to be keen on a move to Ligue 1 side Lille who finished fourth in France’s top division last term.
And it’s reported the Canadian has also attracted interest from 2019-20 FA Cup winners Arsenal.
Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil has congratulated his team-mates for winning the FA Cup – from Turkey.
The midfielder was left out of the squad once again as the Gunners won a record 14th FA Cup by beating Chelsea 2-1.
Ozil posted to Twitter after the game: “Great job my boys!!! 🏆👏🏼❤️ yagunnersya facupwinners.”
The German hasn’t even featured on the Gunners‘ bench since the 2-0 victory over Southampton on June 25.
He was immediately loaned back to the French club for the 2019/20 campaign.
Now that he has left the Ligue 1 side, Lacazette has told him to get used to winning titles.
In a clip shared to Instagram, Lacazette can be seen filming Saliba in the dressing room.
The French striker said: “You’re not at St Etienne anymore – here we win titles.”
FOLLOW THE LIBA
Alexandre Lacazette trolled new boy William Saliba as he screamed “we win titles here” – before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang stepped in.
The Arsenal striker and his team-mates celebrated wildly in the dressing room after beating Chelsea to win the FA Cup.
Saliba – who dwarfed his team-mates at training this week – was at Wembley to enjoy the victory with his new squad.
The Gunners signed him from St Etienne for £27million last summer…
WIL HE OR WON'T HE?
Arsenal may go back in for Wilfried Zaha, with Mikel Arteta said to be a keen admirer of the Crystal Palace star.
It had been thought that the Gunners' interest in the Eagles' winger was ended by the signing of Nicolas Pepe last summer, but that may not be the case.
The Star claim that Palace have dropped their asking price for Zaha from £80m to £50m – a decision that may encourage Arsenal and other suitors.
PIERRE WE GO
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is ready to sign a new deal with Arsenal, but wants them to show some ambition in the transfer market.
According to Le10 Sport, he has identified Ousmane Dembele as a player the club should sign and is reportedly “dreaming” of linking up with his former Dortmund team-mate.
Allan Saint-Maximin, Moussa Dembele, Raul Jimenenz, Thomas Partey, Philippe Coutinho and Memphis Depay are all also players the Gunners are said to be considering.
Arsenal's FA Cup hero Emiliano Martinez has further won the hearts of supporters after declaring: “I don't care about the money.”
The Argentine stopper broke down in tears after the Gunners lifted the trophy for a record 14th time on Saturday with a 2-1 win over Chelsea.
After embracing an Arsenal staff member behind the scenes at Wembley, 27-year-old Martinez was picked up on camera declaring he doesn't care about the financial incentive of lifting the trophy.
It could be in relation to player pay cuts which dropped from 12.5 per cent to 7.5 per cent after qualifying for the Europa League.
The Gunners were forced to take a hit to their salaries following the coronavirus pandemic.
The Argentine was pictured on the pitch afterwards presumably on a social media call to his family – and he could not hold back the tears.
Victorious Arsenal left-back has posted an emotional thank you to the club's physio after returning to health in recent weeks to help the Gunners clinch the cup.
He wrote: “This man helped me from the first minute I walked in the door!
“Cannot thank u enough for everything you’ve done for me.. a special man.
“Grateful for everything. So sad to see u go gonna miss u so much legend. Thank you. Couldn’t have done this without u. Love @ChrisMorgan10 hero.”
LAUR OF AVERAGES
Former skipper Laurent Koscielny has sent a message of congratulations to his old Arsenal team-mates after they lifted the FA Cup yesterday.
The Frenchman enraged Gunners supporters last year when he refused to join their pre-season tour in order to force through a move back to Ligue 1.
But he appears to still hold a special place in his heart for the North Londoners, posting: “Well done boys for the trophie ! 🏆”
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AU FOR GOODNESS SAKE
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the hero for Arsenal yesterday, netting both goals as they defeated Chelsea under the arch.
But the trophy nearly proved too heavy for the Gunners talisman, as he dropped it before the famous lift!
Here's another angle of the skipper's gaffe.
Victorious Arsenal goalkeeper Emi Martinez has made light of his catch on the edge of the Gunners' penalty area, amid Chelsea fury with refereeing decisions.
Alongside a picture of the incident, the 27-year-old wrote: “Catching pikachu at Wembley”.
BIG MAC 'N PRIZE
Arsenal stars Emiliano Martinez and Lucas Torreira celebrated their FA Cup triumph with a late-night trip to McDonald's.
The Gunners won the competition for a record 14th time thanks to two goals from captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
And Martinez and Torreira were snapped getting some late-night grub at a McDonald's.
Both players had beaming smiles, while it was left to safe-hands goalkeeper Martinez to hold the McDelivery haul.
AUBA THE MOON
After clinching yesterday's historic 14th FA Cup victory, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta addressed the situation regarding talisman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's future.
He said: “Well, you asked me my opinion and that’s the feeling I get with conversations with him and his people, but obviously nothing is done yet and I want to enjoy the victory.
“Thanks to Auba again for the performance that he had and how much he helped the team.”
GUNNER GO WILD
Social distancing went out the window for many Arsenal fans celebrating last night's FA Cup win over Chelsea.
Some fans decided to flout important government regulations in order to revel in their team's triumph.
I don't think Emi Martinez ever wants to let go of that FA Cup trophy.
The 27-year-old has been mightily impressive since being called upon.
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Come home baby 🏆 veni a casa bebé 🏆
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MORNING, ARSENAL FANS
What a day yesterday was!
The Gunners came from behind at Wembley to beat Chelsea 2-1 in the FA Cup final.
The trophy is the first the North Londoners have won since Arsene Wenger retired.
And the jubilant scenes after the final whistle will have been more than welcome to all of the club’s fans.
But the joy after the game was tinged with caution after Aubameyang refused to commit his future to the Gunners.
The Gabonese has been heavily linked with a move away.
And he did nothing to quell those rumours.
Asked if he could tell fans anything about his future, the Gabonese – who has been linked with Barcelona – said: “Nothing. Just today and the trophy. That's it.
“I am not thinking about this. I just want to enjoy it with the guys and take the trophy now.
“I think everyone gave their best today and we deserved it. The journey has been long but today we enjoyed it.
“It was a poor start but everyone reacted with the right attitude and we did it.
“I am so happy for the team and the boys.”
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta was more optimistic, insisting Aubameyang WILL extend his contract, which runs out next season.
Asked if the Gabon international will agree a new deal, Arteta told the BBC: “I think he will, yes.
“He knows what I think about him. I want to build the squad around him. I think he wants to stay and it is just about getting the deal done.
“But I think these moments will help him to realise and believe that we are in the right path and he is a big part of that.
“He is loved by everybody at the club. Hopefully he can continue with us.”
Mikel Arteta was sprayed with champagne as Arsenal's squad wildly celebrated their FA Cup win in the dressing room.
The Gunners boss danced with the trophy after his side's incredible 2-1 win over Frank Lampard's Chelsea side.
Arteta is the first person to win the FA Cup with Arsenal as both a captain and a manager.
After the Gunners secured the silverware for a record 14th time, the squad celebrated in style.
Footage shared to Arsenal's Twitter page showed the boss carrying the trophy to the dressing room.
As he strolled in, he was soaked with champagne while the players danced around him.
TO BE FRANK
Frank Lampard paid tribute to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after his double helped Arsenal come from behind to beat Chelsea 2-1 in today's FA Cup final.
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