Arsenal are prepared to offer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a brand new contract price £250,000-a-week after his FA Cup heroics towards Chelsea.
The Gunners’ talisman goalscorer and captain underlined his unquestionable significance to the membership with a effective efficiency when it mattered on Saturday, as his double led the membership to a historic 14th FA Cup win.
And supervisor Mikel Arteta has challenged the striker to commit himself to the membership, saying he can grow to be considered one of Arsenal’s all-time nice strikers if he does.
In keeping with the Each day Mirror, Arsenal are prepared to start ‘critical negotiations’ over a brand new contract for Aubameyang, after he additionally helped the membership safe a spot in subsequent season’s Europa League by successful the cup.
He has entered the ultimate 12 months of his present £180,000-a-week deal, though that contains a 12 month extension clause price £20m for one season which should be triggered by December 31.
However it’s claimed Arsenal need to provide him recent phrases to take away that clause and safe his long-term future on the membership.
It’s believed the 31-year-old Gabon worldwide is in search of a brand new deal price £250,000-a-week and the Gunners are stated to be keen to pay as much as preserve their aim hero on the Emirates Stadium.
However former Arsenal winger Perry Groves has instructed talkSPORT he’d be pleased for Aubameyang to be given £500,000-per-week to certain he stays at Arsenal, insisting the striker would deserve these astronomical wages.
“I do know we’re in troublesome monetary instances, but when they stated Aubameyang is on £400,000 or £500,000 every week, that wouldn’t hassle me in any respect,” he stated on talkSPORT’s Closing Phrase on Sunday.
“Followers get the hump with gamers who’re on some huge cash and don’t ship and don’t appear to be they care.
“However some gamers warrant it and he does, as a result of he delivers.”
In the meantime, Arteta has thrown down the gauntlet to Aubameyang to commit his future at Arsenal, saying he might be remembered in the identical breath as Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Ian Wright if he indicators a brand new deal to remain.
“We all the time had unbelievable strikers at this membership and Auba deserves to be named and in contrast with the massive names,” stated the supervisor.
“By successful trophies he shall be nearer to that the longer he stays there. Hopefully we will have him for longer.
“The most important drawback was to persuade him to work the best way he was working.
“He was going to get extra reward and extra respect, and our respect would go to admiration. Admiration from his teammates and the individuals who have been with him and in addition from the followers.
“It [goalscoring] is probably the most troublesome factor in soccer, he makes it look easy.”