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Aubameyang Close To Signing New Three-Year Arsenal Deal

Aubameyang Close To Signing New Three-Year Arsenal Deal

Arsenal skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is close to ending speculation about his future by signing a new contract with the Gunners.

First reported by the Daily Telegraph , Aubameyang is nearing an agreement on an extension to a deal which is currently due to expire at the end of next season.

Aubameyang scored 22 goals in the Premier League last season and netted twice in Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Chelsea in Saturday’s FA Cup final.

Since his move to Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018, he has scored 54 goals in 85 Premier League games.

Aubameyang, 31, is younger than Willian, 32 on Sunday, who has been offered a three-year deal to move from Chelsea on a free transfer.

The news of the two contract offers comes a day after the club made a statement revealing their plan to make 55 members of staff redundant, including international recruitment specialist Francis Cagigao.

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Arsenal, who will hold meetings with staff on Friday, said one of the key reasons cutbacks are being made is to “maintain investment in the team”.

Speaking before the FA Cup final, Alexandre Lacazette said his future at Arsenal is not dependent on Aubameyang staying.

Asked if he has entered talks over a new contract, Lacazette replied: “No, we didn’t talk about this.

“Me, I’m just playing my games and finishing the season to see how it’s going to be but we didn’t talk about anything.”

Lacazette and Aubameyang are close both on and off the pitch but the France international said his future at Arsenal is not entwined with that of the club’s captain.

“No, because we know that Auba has a lot of discussions with the club and I can’t put my future on someone else,” he replied when such a scenario was put to him.

“When he came everyone knows we had a good relationship together. We always talk about everything, not only about football but everything in life. He’s a good guy. That’s why between us it became really easy.”

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  • African great

  • Tancosports 10 months ago

    This guy get head but him no get cap. Some players are just so unfortunate to play for some certain National teams. I don’t think Auba will ever win anything with the Gabonese national team as great as he is not to talk of playing at the FIFA wc. If I have my way I would write a proposal to CAF and FIFA to consider loaning of players to various national team during the period of the FIFA WC. Nigeria, Cameroun, Egypt or any team that qualified for the World Cup can be able to sign any of these players on a temporary basis for only the World Cup so this could give some of our brighter talents on the continent of Africa to play at the World Cup.

    Lists of some of Africa great players that never play at the FIFA wc

    Salif Keita. Mali
    Muda Lawal. Nigeria
    Segun Odegabmi. Nigeria
    Abedi Ayew Pelle. Ghana
    Anthony Yeboa. Ghana
    Seidou Keita. Mali
    Laurent Pokou. Ivory Coast
    Ibrahim Bakayoko. Ivory Coast
    Abdullah Traore. Ivory Coast
    Lumana Lualua.DRC
    Dennis oyango. Uganda (though still playing active football but I don’t see Uganda qualifying for WC with all due respect to them)
    Emeric Aubameyang. Gabon
    Chris Katongo. Zambia
    Sophia Zunzu. Zambia
    Mamadu Bakayoko. Mali
    Nabby keita. Guinea
    Titi Camera. Guinea
    George upong Weah. Liberia

    The list can go on and on. But the bitter truth is that most of these great footballers are regretting not to ever played at the FIFA World Cup even chief Odegbami confirmed this in one of his recent interviews