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The prolific Gabonese hitman stays tied to the Gunners until 2021 and his current boss does not have any immediate concerns regarding his potential.

Mikel Arteta remains unfazed by the exit talk surrounding Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in Arsenal.

The Gunners are yet to tie their prolific Gabonese striker to another contract in north London.

His present terms are due to run until 2021, with it suggested that a significant decision will need to be taken on his long run this summer.

Arsenal would be conducting a risk if their club captain was permitted to enter the final 12 months of his deal and edge towards free service.

Sanctioning a sale would also represent a sizeable gamble, however, as they’d be parting with an established performer at the highest level.

For the time being, those at Emirates Stadium are happy to avoid being dragged into a debate regarding a prized asset.

Aubameyang has offered no sign that he’s looking for a move, with that enough to convince Arteta there isn’t anything to be concerned about.

Quizzed by the Evening Standard on if the transfer speculation could become an unwelcome diversion, the Arsenal boss said: “I do not think so. He is very used to that. I can not see anything on that.

“it’s quite tricky to substitute a player of that caliber, but hopefully we can keep him and we do not have that issue to solve.

“We went through that [playing without Aubameyang] when he was suspended for three matches [in January]. And we had a fantastic response from the players in these games, but long-term if you lose him the effect is clear.”

Aubameyang isn’t the only participant that Arsenal are seeking to tie back on fresh terms.

Questions are also being asked of Bukayo Saka’s future on the back of a breakthrough year for the highly-rated academy graduate.

Arteta has made it clear that talks remain from his hands, with the Spaniard placing full faith in the Gunners board in regards to getting deals over the line.

He’s stated: “The club has a very clear idea of how he would like to develop things.

“They’re in constant communication with players’ agents and they understand the strategy better than I do. I completely trust them .”

Arsenal are eager to see Aubameyang put pencil to paper since the 30-year-old frontman was a talismanic presence again this year, netting 19 goals across all contests.