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​Arteta urges Aubameyang to join Arsenal's history of legendary strikers

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta wants his talisman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to take his place among the legendary strikers to play for the club.

The Gunners have a tradition of producing quality attackers, including Ian Wright, Dennis Bergkamp and Thierry Henry.

And Arteta thinks Aubameyang can be seen at the level of those players for Arsenal if he signs a new deal and stays for the next few years.

His goals won the FA Cup for the Gunners against Chelsea on Saturday.

"It's the most difficult thing in football, that's for sure, and he makes it simple – look at the second goal he scored," Arteta told reporters.

"We always had incredible strikers at this football club and Auba deserves to be named and compared with the big names.

"By winning trophies he will be closer to that and the longer he stays there as well.

"Hopefully we can have him for more time."

Arteta added: "The biggest problem as well was probably to convince [Aubameyang] to work the way he is working.

"He was going to get more rewarded, more respected and then that respect goes from respect to admiration – admiration from his team-mates, the people who work with him and the fans.

"I think now, the way he is conducting himself on and off the field, he has got that."

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