Arsenal want to give Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a new upgraded deal as they look to compensate him for his incredible campaign in 2018-19, according to the Sun.
The former Borussia Dortmund striker emerged as the Premier League’s joint highest goalscorer, and Chinese Super League duo Shanghai SIPG and Guangzhou Evergrande are both prepared to offer him £300,000 per week in order to finally lure him away from Europe.
Unai Emery’s side are set to start extension talks with Aubameyang’s representatives as soon as possible and are interested in offering him a three-year contract worth £200,000-a-week in order to hold on to their prized possession.
The 29-year-old currently earns £180,000-a-week, but he has just two years left on his contract, and the Gunners want to prevent losing him for free, hence their reasons for early contract negotiations.
Gunners’ boss Emery can’t afford to let one of his best players leave anytime soon, and with so little transfer funds available to spend this summer, holding on to him is critical.
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