Arsenal prioritise Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang contract over new signings
Arsenal are prioritising Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s new contract over new signings this summer, according to reports. The 30-year-old has been pivotal to the Gunners since joining in January 2018 with 61 goals in 97 appearances. Aubameyang has just a year remaining on his current deal and Arsenal risk losing him on a free transfer next summer if they are unable to agree on a new contract. According to The Telegraph, Arsenal are hoping that their positive realationship with Aubameyang’s father and agent, Pierre-Francois, can lead to a breathrough in negotiations. TOP
ARTICLES 1/5 READ MORE Jurgen Klopp admits he was ‘really worried’ about null & void Premier League scenario The report also claims that Aubameyang’s future is Arsenal’s top priority and the club are ‘ready to throw everything’ into convincing the striker to remain at the Emirates Stadium. Mikel Arteta could lose Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on a free transfer next year (AFP via Getty Images) It is also suggested that Arsenal’s hierarchy are ‘less inclined’ to complete big-money signings this summer as they have already asked the players to take a wage cut. Instead, the Gunners are more open to loan deals in order to improve Mikel Arteta’s squad. MORE: FOOTBALL Solskjaer plans new Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes positions in Man Utd’s midfield Bayer
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