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Justified: Arsenal to reward star striker with bumper new contract

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According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal are prepared to offer a new contract to star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

What’s the word?

The Gabonese striker has become a crucial asset in the Arsenal squad and has been consistent in the side for the past two seasons. Since his £56m move deal from Borussia Dortmund, he has impressed the Arsenal faithful and is now looking to be reward with a new deal. Aubameyang already earns in the region of £200-000-per-week, according to the Daily Mail.

Aubameyang has already scored seven goals this season for the Gunners and the joint winner of the Premier League’s Golden Boot last season along with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. The African trio tallied 22 goals each.

Healthy competition

Aubameyang, 30, joined Arsenal back in January 2018 for £56m and was brought in to compete alongside French striker Alexandre Lacazette. The big-money transfer is paying off for the Gunners, scoring 10 goals in 12 appearances and then went to have his best campaign in 2018/19 with 22 goals in 30 outings.

All of this promotes competitive spirit with teammate Alexandre Lacazette, who is not quite as clinical in the goalscoring department as the Gabonese striker but still a threat. The Frenchman managed 14 goals in 32 appearances during the 2017/18 season and 13 goals in 35 games last year.

The fruitful relationship that the two Arsenal forwards have together has rubbed off on the pitch. Aubameyang told FourFourTwo, “when I joined Arsenal he [Lacazette] was here and he came to me and talked to me, and now we are going well – we have the same vision about football and I love him.

“He is a great guy. I think it’s nice between us; it’s not a bad rivalry, we’re friends. When one is going well the other is happy, and that’s the most important thing, to do well.”

Having this sort of relationship with his teammates will encourage Aubameyang to stay at the club for a long time. Having top players around him in the form of Lacazette, it’s an added incentive to help fire Arsenal back into the Champions League.

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