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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang finally pens his new £350,000-per-week, three-year contract as Mikel Arteta convinces him to stay
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has finally put pen to paper on a bumper new Arsenal contract in what is a major boost for manager Mikel Arteta’s rebuilding project at the Emirates.
The 31-year-old has signed terms until 2023 worth an initial £250,000-a-week but bonuses included in the contract can take it beyond the £350,000-a-week paid to highest earner playmaker Mesut Ozil.
‘I signed da ting! It’s finally done, I am really really happy to be staying here,’ Aubameyang said.
‘This is my home. It’s a great day. I want to become an Arsenal legend and leave a legacy. It’s the time to work a lot but for sure I will give my best, as always.’
The Gabon international joined Arsenal in January 2018 in a £56million move from Borussia Dortmund and has scored a stunning 72 goals in 112 games.
And since Mikel Arteta took over as Arsenal manager in December last year, Aubameyang has been in remarkable form.
He led the Gunners to FA Cup glory which in turn landed them with a place in this season’s Europa League competition.
He also scored a stunning goal in Arsenal’s Community Shield win over Premier League champions Liverpool and found the net in their victory over Fulham on the opening day of the present Premier League season.
— Aubameyang P-E (@Aubameyang7) September 15, 2020
Arsenal reject Sheffield United’s £3m bid for striker Folarin Balogun
Arsenal have turned down an approach from Sheffield United for their academy star striker Folarin Balogun.
The Blades are reportedly submitted £3million plus add-ons for the 19 year-old but it was rejected by Arsenal as they want a structured deal worth in the region of 15m, comprising an initial fee for the prolific frontman with further bonuses.
New York-born England under-19 striker Folarin Balogun has less than a year left on his current deal and he is set to leave with no agreement on a new contract.
Balogun is rated as one of the best young attacking talents in England thanks to his outstanding performance for Gunners U21s.
The 19-year-old has scored 28 goals in 28 appearances for Arsenal’s youth sides during the 2018/19 season and followed that up with another 10 goals in just 15 appearances for the Under 23s last term before the campaign was curtailed in May.
Lucas Torreira set for Torino loan move with view to permanent deal
Arsenal are close to offloading defensive midfielder Lucas Torreira with Serie A side Torino in negotiations over a move, according to reports.
The Uruguay international has fallen down the pecking order at the Emirates and did not feature in their Community Shield victory over Liverpool nor was he included in the squad for their win at Fulham last weekend.
And according to Sky Sports, claims Torino are sounding out the possibility for a loan switch with an option to buy the 24-year-old midfielder.
The Italian outfit would reportedly pay Arsenal a total of £22million for the transfer in two instalments of £11million.
Arsenal prepare improve bid for Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar
Arsenal are reportedly preparing an improved bid for Houssem Aouar after Lyon rejected their first offer for the 22-year-old midfielder.
But according to the ESPN, claims The Gunners are determined to sign the 22-year-old this summer by submitted another improve offer for Frenchman, who valued at £55milion.
Thomas Partey on proposed switch to Emirates
But according to Marca, Partey, 27, who is available for £40million this summer via release clause remains Arsenal main target to bolster their midfield options.
Runar Alex Runarsson undergoes Arsenal medical ahead of transfer on five-year deal
The Argentine international had looked set to stay at the club to rival Bernd Leno for the No 1 jersey but following several meetings with Mikel Arteta, it was decided that he was available for other clubs.