Arsenal is craving to sign the Gabon striker up to a new long-term deal with his current one set to expire in 2021. Talks over an extension started over six months ago but the club has made little progress and is understandably worried about Aubameyang winding his deal down given their £58m investment in the forward in 2018.
Aubameyang, though, is reluctant to extend his deal while there’s so much unpredictability at the Emirates.
The club is currently just five points above the drop zone and has managed just one point in two matches under interim boss Freddie.
However, in a possible attempt to apply some pressure to Aubameyang, Arsenal has reportedly decided that they will set a deadline for the end of the season for the striker to sign a new deal according to the Daily Mail. Should he not commit his future, he’ll have one year remaining on his deal and Arsenal will listen to offers for the former Dortmund ace
Arsenal has similar fears over strike partner Alexandre Lacazette but there’s less urgency over his situation given the Frenchman has an extra year to run on his deal.
Arsenal is currently searching for a long-term successor for Unai Emery and Brendan Rodgers’ decision to sign a new deal at Leicester came as a blow.
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