Arsenal are set to be handed a huge boost with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang said to be ‘close’ to signing a new three-year contract at the club.
Aubameyang has entered the final year of his contract at the Emirates and his future has been a huge issue of concern, the north London side having been desperate to agree an extension for a player who has established himself amongst the Premier League‘s finest forwards.
The club captain has enjoyed another superb season, scoring 29 goals in all competitions, including a match-winning brace as Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 in the FA Cup final to seal their place in Europe for next season and the first major honour of Arteta’s reign.
Aubameyang’s commitment to the cause will come as a major boost with the Telegraph reporting talks are now at an ‘advanced stage’, the new deal set to run until 2023 and will see the forward’s wages rise in excess of £250,000-a-week.
The Gabon international won the Premier League’s Golden Boot during the 2018/19 season before another prolific campaign this time around, with the star having been persuaded his future remains at the Emirates after being given assurances Arsenal will look to strengthen this summer.
Willian looks set to become the club’s first summer signing amid widespread reports the winger has agreed a free transfer move from Chelsea, whilst the Gunners have also been strongly linked with moves for Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes and Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey.
Arsenal’s investment is likely to attract fierce criticism, however, the club having announced the redundancies of 55 staff members as the club bid to cut costs amid the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.