Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is set to sign a new contract with Arsenal, according to multiple sources.
Aubameyang’s future was pretty much up in the air for a long time. His current deal expires in 2021, which means it has entered its final 12 months. The club have been keen to keep him for years to come, but they were reportedly willing to contemplate a sale if he doesn’t renew his commitment in order to avoid losing him for free. It has also been reported that the Gabonese forward wanted assurances on the club’s ambitions to compete for major honors before he makes his decision.
It seems he is now satisfied with the way things are going at the club now, and many believe the FA Cup triumph played a big part in that. The 32-year-old scored two goals apiece in the semifinal and the final of the competition, highlighting his significance for the team’s ability to win big games. Some add the signing of former Chelsea winger Willian on a free transfer from Chelsea into the list of factors as well.
It is extremely important for any club going through a transition phase to keep their best players, and Aubameyang is certainly in that bracket. Since his arrival from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018, Aubameyang has scored 70 goals in 109 games for Arsenal.
Meanwhile, the Gunners are still being linked with Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho and Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey, but there appears to be no movement on either front at the moment. Midfielders Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira, as well as striker Alexandre Lacazette, are being mentioned the most as the players who could be heading out of the door at the Emirates, while Mesut Ozil insists he will stay at the club and see his 350,000-per-week contract out, aiming to work his way back into the fold for next season.