Report: Arsenal nearing 3-year deal with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Arsenal believes they are pen strokes away from agreeing on a new three-year contract with captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who netted both goals in the Gunners’ 2-1 victory over Chelsea in the FA Cup Final last week.
According to The Telegraph, the club is willing to offer Auba a new deal that would cover the final 12 months of his existing deal and extend it by another two years, keeping him at Emirates Stadium until 2023.
The deal is set to pay the Gabon international a cool £250,000 ($328,000) per week, per The Daily Mail.
The two sides talked extensively in past weeks, with positive results all around. Arsenal is drawing up the final contract proposal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, which is expected to include multiple bonuses.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck the net 22 times this season for Arsenal, including three assists. The long-striding speedster netted 29 goals across all competitions this 2019-20 season, the most important coming on this past weekend’s FA Cup Final against Chelsea.
Arsenal is looking to retool its squad under new manager Mikel Arteta, but the Gunners expected Auba to be part of that process as one of their main scoring threats and a viable speed demon.
The deal would keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in Gunners’ red until age 34 — a deal Arteta and the rest of the directive would like to see happen in the coming days.
But the Gabon international is not the only deal Arsenal has in its crosshairs, as Chelsea’s Willian is reportedly close to joining after the Gunners were willing to offer the 31-year-old a three-year deal that The Blues were so hesitant to pen.
Arsenal has also been strongly linked to Lille center back Gabriel Magalhaes while also keeping a midfielder transfer in consideration.