Arsenal Unwilling To Match Aubameyang’s Wage Demands As Contract Talks Stall
March. 07, 2020
Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's future is up in the air because he is reportedly demanding an eye-watering £300,000 to stay with the Gunners.
The 30-year-old is arguably the club's most important player, and he has been in great form recently, scoring seven goals in his last nine games.
His contract is due to expire at the end of next season, however, and Arsenal are said to be desperate to tie him down with a new deal.
But according to the Daily Mail Aubameyang and his representatives have asked for a 30 percent increase on his current contract, something the Gunners will struggle to afford, especially if they fail to qualify for next season's Champions League.
If he does not sign a new deal then there is a danger that Aubameyang could leave on a free transfer at the end of next season, and the club accept they may be better off selling him in the summer and getting a big fee.
Barcelona have been strongly linked with the player in the past, and will almost certainly be in for the player over the summer if they learn that he could be available, especially given the recent injury issues with the likes of Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele.
The loss of Aubameyang would come as a huge blow to Mikel Arteta and everybody connected with Arsenal given the impact he has had over the last two years.
Since joining from Dortmund in 2018 he has scored an impressive 61 goals in 96 games in all competitions, and is leading the race for the Premier League Golden Boot alongside Leicester's Jamie Vardy having scored 17 goals in the division.
Aubameyang will be confident of adding to that tally this weekend when Arsenal take on struggling West Ham at home looking to close the gap on the top four.