Striker increases pressure on Arsenal before career “turning point.”
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang shifts responsibility for contract negotiations with Arsenal to the direction of his Gunners superiors.
Aubameyang said he has “received no offer, but has been talking to the club for a few months”. Pierre-Emerick stated how this could be a turning point in his career and it will be a very difficult decision. The Arsenal striker tells all “It may be the most important decision in my career. But I haven’t decided yet.”
The 31 year old stricker switched from Borussia Dortmund to the Londoners in January 2018 for around £58 million. Since then, Aubameyang has scored 61 goals in 97 competitive matches and has also assisted 13 goals.
Aubameyang still has a contract with FC Arsenal until 2021. Negotiations for an extension have been underway for months – so far without any result. The Gunners want to extend, but Aubameyang seems rather undecided, flirting with a last big change in his career.
If Arsenal are to achieve a reasonable transfer fee, they have to sell the top star this summer, but at the latest, in the winter break of the coming season.
Or does Arsenal even waive a transfer? Reported that Arsenal FC aren’t willing to give up Aubameyang yet and, if necessary, keep the striker until the end of the contract – even if Aubameyang would not extend his contract.
However, it has also been said that the club has a “pain limit.” There is a willingness to talk about a transfer with an offer from £20m.
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In 2018, the Premier League club spent £57.581 million for the services of the Gabonese striker. According to reports, Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta wants to personally convince the striker that his future lies in London.
The former Borussia Dortmund and AC Milan striker followed former BVB team mate Henrikh Mkhitaryan to the Emirates in the same January transfer window where they were unable to recreate their partnership from their time in Germany.
Aubameyang, who is one of the top earners of the Gunners with a weekly salary of £180,000 is to become the leader of a new young team that will again be regularly represented in the Champions League in the future.
Since joining the Gunners, the 31-year-old has scored 49 goals in 76 appearances for the North London side. The former Borussia Dortmund striker is currently two goals behind Jamie Vardy in the race for the Premier League Golden Boot and will be looking to better his total of 22 goals in a Premier League season that he set in the last campaign.
In January there were discussions between FC Barcelona and Aubameyang. However, the Catalans were not prepared to pay the transfer fee of just under £51 million at that time.
The situation has long been different in the era of the corona pandemic. Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea FC and Inter Milan should continue to monitor the situation of the striker very closely.