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Rumor: Aubameyang close to signing three-year deal with Arsenal

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang looks poised to sign a new three-year deal with Arsenal, keeping him with the club until 2023.

It’s never a complete summer if the Arsenal captain isn’t linked with an exit from the club. That has pretty much been the case for Aubameyang.

With the forward’s contract set to expire in the summer of 2021, there were fears he could depart the club this summer if he failed to sign a new deal.

The likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus, and Manchester United have reportedly circled around to see what becomes of his future.

Aubameyang had remained tight-lipped on his future following Arsenal’s FA Cup win over Chelsea, but Gunners boss Mikel Arteta had remained confident that he would stay at the Emirates.

According to the Telegraph, Arteta’s confidence was well placed, with the 31-year-old now close to agreeing on a new three-year deal.

As per the report, the contract will cover the 12 months he had left to run on his current deal at the Emirates. Meaning he will effectively stay at the club until 2023 at least.

Talks are in advanced stages and ‘verbal promises’ have been made. Aubameyang is expected to sign the contract and commit his future to the club unless any problems or discrepancies are found in the proposed contract.

The new contract is reportedly worth over £250,000 per week – plus lucrative bonuses.

Aubameyang also received assurances about the club going all out to make proper signings in the current window ahead of next season.

Since making his debut for the Gunners in 2018, the prolific forward has scored 70 goals in 109 appearances. That tally also means he is the most prolific forward in the Premier League since that time.