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Aubameyang to sign new three-year deal with Arsenal

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has agreed a new three-year deal with Arsenal, according to reports.

The 31-year-old’s current contract with the London side is set to expire next summer where he would be able to leave the club on a free transfer.

However, The Athletic claim that Aubameyang has agreed to extend his stay at the Emirates and will sign a new three-year contract ‘imminently’.

The report claims that Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta played a vital role in convincing the Gabonese striker to stay at the club.

According to reports, the terms of Aubameyang’s deal were arranged by the gunners’ former head of football, Raul Sanllehi, before Arsenal’s technical director, Edu, finalised the terms.

Aubameyang’s new contract is reported to be worth £250,000 per week, which will make him Arsenal’s highest-paid player when Mesut Ozil leaves next season.

Since joining Arsenal from Dortmund for £56m in the January window of 2018, Aubameyang has been outstanding for the club, scoring 71 goals in 110 matches.

Speaking after Arsenal’s win over Chelsea in the FA Cup final last month, Arteta said that he wanted Aubameyang to become a main part of his team.

‘He knows what I think about him, I want to build a squad around him,’ said the Arsenal manager.

‘I think moments like this will help him to believe we are on the right path and he is a big part of it. ‘He is loved by everyone at the club. I think he will [stay].’

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