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Report: Arsenal readying new Aubameyang contract offer

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Arsenal is trying to tie down Aubameyang to a new long term contract at the Emirates. They have come up with a creative way to meet his demands.

The Gabon international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined the Gunners in 2018. He won the Golden boot on his first full season.

There has been rumoured interest from Manchester United this summer.

While the striker who is 30 years old, still has a contract that ties him t the club until 2021. It is believed the powers that be at the club do not want a Robin van Persie type situation.

It is reported in The Metro.co.uk, that his current deal is worth 200,000 pounds a week and he seeking parity with Mesut Ozil who earns 350,000 a week.

Quite simply Arsenal cannot afford to meet the demands he has put forward.

The only way Arsenal cannot guarantee the player that kind of money, through the usual incentivised bonus methods.

The traditional method with targets like the number of appearances, goals scored, hattricks so and so forth, will not guarantee the club money.

Arsenal has come up with a package that will get the player the kind of money he wants if the team reaches certain goals. Things like a top-four finish and Champions League qualification.

These are incentives that will make the club money and ultimately help them foot the bill for this new hefty contract.

The Gunners manager Unai Emery recently commented on the contract situation with the striker and has said that talks were ongoing and he was optimistic.

Aubameyang has made 67 appearances for the Emirates Stadium based club, scored 43 goals and has 12 assists.

He already has 2 goals in the opening two games of the season.

Arsenal fans will be furious to lose another top player to an arch-rival.

This is a grave possibility if the board does come up with a solution for a player that has been pivotal in keeping the team within touching distance of the top four.

They are apparently considering a similar deal to tie down Alexandre Lacazette to.

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 01: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (14) and Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrate victory after the the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on April 01, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)