Mikel Arteta to make personal plea to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang over his Arsenal future Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has just over a year left on his current Arsenal contract (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta is preparing to take decisive action and make a personal bid to convince Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang that he should commit his future to Arsenal.Arsene Wenger’s final signing as Arsenal manager has represented the perfect parting present. Despite the club’s struggles under Unai Emery, Aubameyang has cemented his status as one of European football’s deadliest goalscorers.The Gabon international shared last season’s Premier League Golden Boot with Liverpool duo Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, and is contesting the award this time around with the likes of Leicester’s Jamie Vardy.Aubameyang signed a three-and-a-half year contract upon his arrival from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018, but he has little over 12 months remaining on that deal. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTSpanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona are said to be monitoring his situation, while there appears to be genuine interest from Arsenal’s London rivals Chelsea. Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 2 Jun 2020 1:56 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.8kShares Comment Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang took over as Arsenal captain from Granit Xhaka earlier this season (Picture: Getty)Given their delicate financial position and the likely lack of Champions League football this season, the Gunners could be forced to listen to offers for their prize asset this summer.According to the Daily Telegraph, Arteta is ready to take matters into his own hands and is confident he can persuade Aubameyang to remain at the Emirates by outlining his intention to make him the central piece of a dynamic new-look, young side. Arteta has presided over a significant improvement in Arsenal’s performances since he replaced Emery in December, and he has publicly stated on more than one occasion how desperate he is to retain Aubameyang’s services. More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalThe former Arsenal skipper is also hoping his most senior player, David Luiz, extends his stay in north London for another 12 months amid another contract stand-off.Arsenal are yet to trigger an extension to the one-year deal the 33-year-old signed last summer, while Luiz himself has confirmed he wants to finish his career at Benfica, the club at which he launched his European career.MORE: Alexandre Lacazette joins Arsenal fans in urging Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to sign a new contractMORE: Benfica president reveals David Luiz will sign two-year Arsenal contract extension despite talks over return to PortugalFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Advertisement
Hearing before the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina on the extradition of Footbal Club Dinamo former executive Zdravko Mamic to Croatia will be held today in Sarajevo.At the hearing, it will be decided whether there are any conditions for Mamic to be handed over to the Osijek County Court, according to the new USKOK indictment.The Croatian Justice Ministry sent Bosnia and Herzegovina a request for the extradition of former Dinamo football club executive Zdravko Mamic after the Osijek County Court forwards the necessary documentation to the justice ministry.The Osijek County Court on Friday upheld a new indictment which the Office for Suppression of Corruption and Organised Crime (USKOK) filed against Mamic and six more people on the suspicion that they had defrauded Dinamo of 200 million kuna from 2004 to December 2015 when Mamic held a few executive posts in that Zagreb-based football club.The day before the pronouncement of the verdict, Mamic fled to BiH. BiH State Investigation and Protection Agency (SIPA) police detained Mamic Thursday on the basis of an Interpol warrant.During the hearing here on Friday, Mamic said that he is “a proud citizen of BiH and does not want to be extradited to Croatia.”Mamic‘s lawyer Zdravko Rajic told reporters that BiH court had decided to suspend extradition proceedings because Mamic has BiH citizenship.According to law scholars, the final verdict in this case could be stretched out until the end of 2019. If he is still found guilty, Mamic could serve the jail sentence in BiH, as a result of an agreement between the two countries.