Arsenal To Secure Future Of These Three Stars Before Start Of Season

Arsenal have plans in place to secure the future of three players as they look to tie down Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang before the start of the season.

Aubameyang has agreed a new three year £250,000-a-week deal in principle, with the Emirate outfit hoping to announce it which would be a huge boost for Mikel Arteta.

Arsenal boss also wants to fend off Wolves ’ interest in Ainsley Maitland-Niles after the midfielder celebrated his 23rd birthday with his first senior England call-up.

Maitland-Niles has three years left on his current deal. He is not one of the club’s top earners but if he stays then he could also be in line for a new contract.

They are also desperate to keep keeper Emiliano Martinez, with the Gunners ready to hand him a fresh deal after Arteta picked him ahead of Bernd Leno for the Community Shield.

That was a huge statement of faith from Arteta in Martinez who has made it clear that he wants to be No1 but faces a battle with Leno for the jersey.

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Aston Villa are among the clubs interested but Arteta does not want to sell Martinez or Maitland-Niles and is hoping to raise cash from other sales to help carry on funding his summer transfer plans.

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