Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is on the verge of agreeing a new contract to stay at Arsenal until 2023.
The future of the 31-year old club captain, who is out of contract at the end of next season, has been the subject of intense speculation for months, with the Gabonese striker unwilling to commit to a new deal due to uncertainty about the ambition of the club, and also the financial impact of the continuing Covid-19 pandemic.
However, having now secured European football after their FA Cup win – thanks in no small part to Aubameyang’s own contribution with a brace in the semi-final against Manchester City and again in the final with Chelsea = the Gunners have convinced the forward to commit his future to the club.
His new contract is worth a reported £250,000 a week and will include substantial bonuses on top If certain targets are hit. Given the potential cost of replacing him, that is actually money well spent.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.