Arsenal must avoid repeating history with two player negotiations

Arsenal has a sketchy history when it comes to player contracts, and the time is fast approaching when they will have to make some hard decisions if they want to avoid mistakes of the past.

According to reports in the media, Arsenal is trying to extend the contracts of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette with significant pay rises and incentives.

I am not really interested in what the club is offering the players, well, that is not wholly correct, what I am not interested in is what is being reported in terms of what the club is offering the players.

The media lost all credibility with their false reports of £40 Million transfer budgets as far as I am concerned.

But there are facts that we all know including that the Aubameyang contract expires in two years and Lacazette’s in three. We also know what the club’s stance is when a player enters the last years of their contract, as per the comments of Head of football Raul Sanllehi and managing director Vinai Venkatesham.

In better words, Aubameyang needs to hurry up and sign an extension or he will be sold by next summer and Lacazette will be in the same boat within the following 12 months.

It is unthinkable that the club gets it wrong with the pair and I am confident they will not. I cannot see a repeat of the Aaron Ramsey situation, as an example. Those days, I believe, are over with.

The media will run with all sorts of speculation and the club will keep everything under wraps until there is something to report officially, and I am fine with that. But I do know that the fans will not be happy if they cock this up, and if either player has to be sold at some point to avoid losing them for free or a much-reduced fee, then so be it.

The sooner this is resolved the better.

Updated: August 20, 2019 — 8:39 am

10 Comments

  1. Aubameyang is already 30 years old now and will be 32 until his contract expired. Lacazette is 28 now and will be 31 till his contract expired. First that Emery and his coach team must analysis this situation because Auba and Laca are striker that should have very good physical, maybe if goal keeper or defender could be over 30 until 35 years old.
    IMO, Arsenal need to find replacement candidate while it is still possible to extend Auba and Laca maybe for 2 or 3 years.

  2. Sell them in the summer if they don’t wanna sign

    We can’t afford losing money again, which would force Arsenal to replace them with cheap purchases

    1. Yea let’s sell the best striker we’ve had at the club in donkey years ,makes perfect sense.

  3. Sorry to go off topic but I feel this must be known, it’s now blatantly obvious that Manchester United fan and head of referees Mike Riley does not care who sees he bias for his beloved club. In both United’s opening two games they’ve been given a Manchester referee. In the first game against Chelsea they had Anthony Taylor from Manchester and in their second game against Wolves they had Jon Moss also from Manchester. Disgraceful.

    1. I only saw 1 angle of the penalty last night, Kenny..and to me it looked like there was no contact & that Pogba just jumped over him! Oh what a shame he missed it anyway ??

  4. Lacazette we can relax, he still has 3 years left and if he signs or not we can plan for that. Auba is a concern, just in case he does not extend he can be sold. Hope Mustafi goes to Roma and his salary is given to Auba/Laca to extend at least 1-2 years on their contracts

  5. Frédéric slimane

    I don’t think we will be repeating past mistakes when it comes to contracts,the fact that discussions are already taking place is a good sign,like someone said sign or be sold also we should be looking for their replacements already,we have Pepe,martinelli I believe the club is doing that already, salliba will be with us soon,chambers, Holding are still young,I am positive we’re going in the right direction!

    1. Frédéric slimane

      Oh i forgot the young ones coming out of the academy!

  6. Please sign!! I don’t want either of them going anywhere… hopefully the deals we’re offering will be too good to turn down!
    I wouldn’t want us to sell Auba, even if someone came in with a 100+m offer…
    Love them both – best strike partnership in the league!

  7. OT:
    If Saliba is prospectively coming in – then this season is going to be crucial for Mavro, for chambers and for holding. Why? because of these whoever fails to meet acceptable defensive standards will have the trap door opened on their butt and with it they can effectively kiss goodbye to hopes of a distinguished arsenal career. *Emery means business.

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