“Everything is based on my conversations with him, how he sees his future, what I expect from him, the team I want to build around him and the conversations I have with the people that are very influential around him.
“We all respect him, we admire him. We know the players we have and we have to value him. If we reach all of those points I think we’ll get an agreement.”
Arteta added: “Scoring goals is the most difficult thing in football, that is for sure. He makes it look simple – look at the second goal he scored.
“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, hopefully we can have him for longer.
“The biggest problem was to convince him to work the way he was working. He was going to get more reward and more respect and our respect would go to admiration.