Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang set to become Arsenal highest earner
Latest update as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang set to become Arsenal highest paid player overtaking £350,000-a-week man Mesut Ozil, in a three-year deal that will keep him in north London until 2023
The Gabon striker, Aubameyang is about to agree a new deal with Arsenal which will see him become the club’s top earner.
The Gabon international had less than months left on his previous contract signed in January 2018, with Inter Milan and Barcelona both interested in a deal.
But success in the FA Cup and Community Shield has led to speculation the 31-year-old will sign on again with Mikel Arteta’s side.
And the Athletic have revealed the numbers behind the deal that will keep the Gunners’ top-scorer in north London.
The new contract runs until 2023, keeping him at Arsenal for three years and overtaking Mesut Ozil’s £350,000-a-week deal.
Talks were started by former head of football Raul Sanllehi earlier this year before technical director Edu and contract specialist Huss Fahmy finished the agreement.
Aubameyang is about to start his fourth season with the Gunners, scoring 29 goals for them in 44 appearances last year.