Life is nice when you’re an Arsenal fan. High of the Premier League (even when it’s after matchday one), Mikel Arteta constructing one thing promising and now the information they’ve wished all summer season.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has lastly signed a brand new contract, ending any hypothesis that he’ll go away on a free switch subsequent summer season.
The deal sees the captain, 31, grow to be Arsenal’s highest-paid participant as he’s anticipated to pocket £60million over the subsequent three years.
Gunners followers have been rejoicing on the information that their finest participant has dedicated his future to the membership.
Nevertheless, talkSPORT’s Adrian Durham doesn’t suppose Gooners must be getting too carried away with the information.
The Drive host stated: “He’s come out and stated he needs to grow to be an Arsenal legend, which is a bit bizarre I believe.
“Of all of your ambitions, certainly you ought to be saying, particularly at his age, ‘I need to win the Champions League or the Premier League’.
“Being an Arsenal legend? You’ve obtained loads of work to do when you’re getting wherever close to the Tony Adams/Thierry Henry ranges.
“It’s going to be a rare couple of years for Aubameyang. In his full seasons, he’s completed fifth and eighth. He’s firing the objectives however not firing them in any specific path.
“Forgive me for not being OTT like some Arsenal followers are being proper now. It’s optimistic information however there are loads of different issues that have to be in place for this to be one thing particular.
“As Goughie rightly stated, NOBODY else was prepared to pay Aubameyang what Arsenal are paying him. What does that let you know? You’ll be able to’t ignore that reality.”
Our Ade has touched the nerves of some Arsenal followers over time and he obtained right into a full of life debate with Gooner Ashley on the Aubameyang information.
An offended Ashley stated: “I simply don’t get what your downside with Arsenal is mate. We may purchase 11 Ronaldo’s and also you’d nonetheless slate us.
“I’m not getting carried away, saying ‘we’re going to win the league’ or something like that however I do agree with Goughie when he says we do have an opportunity of stepping into the highest 4.
“Now, when you personal a soccer membership and it prices you £400,000-a-week for Aubameyang’s new contract, over the course of three years that’s simply over £60million. Do you not get £50milion for stepping into the Champions League quarter-final stage? To me, that’s cash properly spent if that occurs within the subsequent three years.”
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Nevertheless, Ade was fast to level out that Arsenal stepping into the final eight of the Champions League is one massive ‘if’ and stated Ashley also needs to have in mind that the membership are understood to be paying big wages to the likes of Mesut Ozil (£350,000-a-week) and summer season signing Willian (£220,000-a-week).
Adrian added: “In case you put collectively Aubameyang’s wage, Ozil’s wage, Willian’s wage weekly, you’re getting up in direction of £1million-a-week.
“How on earth can any membership maintain that when followers aren’t coming into the bottom? Are you not in any approach bothered concerning the scenario?”