Arsenal ready to offer £250,000-a-week contract to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

first_imgArsenal ready to offer £250,000-a-week contract to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Aubameyang’s contract expires next summer (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are set to offer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a £250,000-a-week contract after Mikel Arteta urged the club to agree terms with his star striker.Arteta scolded the board this week over the slow pace of negotiations with Aubameyang, which have been dragging on for months and have been a near constant sideshow throughout the season.The Telegraph claim Arsenal chiefs have now responded to Arteta’s request and are ready to offer Aubameyang a stunning deal.Arsenal are prepared to give Aubameyang a £250,000-a-week deal plus bonuses, which is believed to be the figure the goalscorer asked for.ADVERTISEMENTAubameyang currently earns £198,000 a week at Arsenal and will be a free agent in 12 months if he does not sign a new contract. AdvertisementAdvertisementEven if the 31-year-old accepts the offer, he will still be some distance off Mesut Ozil, who is the club’s top earner on a £350,000-a-week contract.Although it is unclear if Aubameyang will say yes to the new terms, Arteta has formed a strong bond with the forward since taking charge. Arsenal 0 – 1 Aston Villa: Mikel Arteta post-match press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:37FullscreenArsenal 0 – 1 Aston Villa: Mikel Arteta post-match press conference is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Alexandre Lacazette identifies why Arsenal failed to make the top four this seasonMORE: Mikel Arteta urges Arsenal board to speed up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang contract talksFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Coral BarryWednesday 22 Jul 2020 1:18 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link13.5kShares Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Comment Arteta wants his top goalscorer to stay (Picture: Getty)Arsenal will present the offer to Aubameyang in the coming days and will have to continue to work to convince their captain to stay at the club.The defeat to Aston Villa on Tuesday night will not help Arsenal’s case, who must persuade Aubameyang that Arteta will be given the time and funds to rejuvenate the club.Arteta has repeatedly said he wants Aubameyang to stay, but insisted he was frustrated with how long contract talks were dragging on for.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘When I was talking about the uncertain things that we have on the table, obviously he’s one of them,’ Arteta said. ‘With Auba, I think I’ve been very clear with what I want. The quicker we do it, for me personally, the better because the player will be more focused, more determined and more calm. ‘But we have to respect the timings as well as the needs of the football club.’last_img

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