Pierre Emerick Aubameyang close to signing a contract extension with Arsenal, which will keep him at the North London club till 2023.
According to Telegraph’s Matt Law, Arsenal is set to secure the services of Pierre Emerick Aubayemang till 2023, quashing the rumours of his departure this summer.
— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) August 6, 2020
Aubameyang had a wonderful season with the Gunners this season as he scored 29 goals and gave 3 assists across 44 games he played across this season.
Arsenal’s season was not a delight to watch but things could have been worse if Arsenal hadn’t won the FA cup and grab a silverware, which also made them grant a qualification in the Europa League.
The Gabonese International took the captaincy of the team after Granit Xhaka’s falling out with the club’s board and fans. But Aubameyang’s departure always loomed around.
Despite Law being a reliable source for the London based clubs, Arsenal hasn’t made any announcement regarding Aubameyang’s contract renewal.
But the report claims that the new contract that Arsenal has offered will run until 2023, covering final 12 months on the existing deal and extending it by further two years.
Big paycheques to players while staff shrinks
Arsenal has gathered much criticism around them after they released a statement that the North London club has sacked 55 staff and scout members from the club to manage the finances.
The reason pointed out for this move was the severe drops in broadcast revenue as the main reason for the plan. however, the club also mentioned it won’t stop them to make further investments in the team.
“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic we have been working hard to ensure that Arsenal Football Club emerges in a robust and strong position for the future,” the statement read.
“In line with other football clubs and many other businesses operating in the sport, leisure and entertainment arena, we have been impacted directly by COVID-19.
Earlier on Thursday, reports emerged that Arsenal has agreed on a deal with Willian which goes nearly £5.2 million per year until 2023. Thus, a moralistic question emerges on the club.
On the other hand, few reports emerged where players have shown displeasure over the sacking of staff members, as squad members took 12.5% wage cut on an assurance that there will be no sackings due to COVID-19.