Pierre Aubameyang is closer to signing a new three year deal with Arsenal. The contract will make him become the highest-paid player in the club. The 31-year-old contract is said to expire next summer. And he would be able to leave the club on a free transfer.
The Gunners captain is currently in talks with the arsenal board for several months over extending his stay in the club. However, reports from The Athletic said Aubameyang has finally committed his future in the club and an announcement is imminent. Aubameyang’s price will also rise as his current wage of £200,000-a-week is close to expiring. It is understood that the deal will be more than that of Mesut Ozil who receives £350,000-a-week after the striker remains with Arsenal until 2023.
Aubameyang’s new deal will see him get over Willian who just joined the club this summer on a free transfer. Willians receives £220,000 a week, which makes him the second-highest-paid currently after Ozil.
Arteta and star’s father persuaded Aubameyang to stay In Arsenal
It was said that Arsenal coach, Mikel Arteta, and Aubameyang’s father persuaded the striker to stay in the club. Last month, Arteta admitted that the Gabon international was on his way to pen a new deal.
I keep being positive, we have some really good talks with him and his agent. I am pretty confident we are going to sign an agreement soon. Absolutely, and for him as well, I think he should be very happy if he is able to be in the club for a long time.
Since he joined the club from Borussia Dortmund for £56 million in 2018, He had played a key role in Arsenal’s forward. Aubameyang has made 110 appearances and has scored 71 goals for the club.
He scored against premier league champions, Liverpool in the community shield final match. He also converted the last penalty in the game after a full-time draw. When he resumed with the Gunners during his first season, he scored 31 goals and won the golden boot of the season.