Arsenal prioritise Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang contract over new signings

first_imgArsenal prioritise Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang contract over new signings Arsenal are hopeful that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will extend his contract (Getty Images)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.ADVERTISEMENTThe 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. Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 9 Jun 2020 6:37 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.7kShares Advertisement 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.AdvertisementAdvertisementInstead, the Gunners are more open to loan deals in order to improve Mikel Arteta’s squad.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThomas Partey has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal this summer but the midfielder has a €50m (£47m) release clause in his contract with Atletico Madrid.Philippe Coutinho has also been offered to the Gunners but they are unwilling to pay Barcelona’s £10m loan fee and fully cover the midfielder’s £250,000-a-week salary.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Commentlast_img

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