Mikel Arteta gives Arsenal deadline to open talks over tying star down to new deal

Arteta is unsurprisingly keen to get this sorted as soon as possible…

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has sent a pretty clear message to the club board over tying star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang down to a new contract.

As many of you will no doubt be well aware of by now, Aubameyang’s future at the Emirates Stadium is in some doubt due to his current deal expiring at the end of next season.

The Gabon international has had another superb season for the Gunners, scoring 20 goals in 31 appearances in all competitions, bringing his total up to 61 in 96 games for us since he joined from Borussia Dortmund.

It would be great to secure Auba’s future with us, and Arteta has been quoted as saying the club needs to sort this soon by opening talks with the player before the end of the season.

“We will have to do that [contract talks] at some stage before the end of the season for sure,” the Spaniard was quoted by the Metro.

“We will see the intentions that we have, his intentions, and where we are sitting at that moment. I think it’s difficult to predict that context right now.”

Let’s hope we can sort this a bit more effectively than we have with some of our other star players in the past!


  1. Sue says:

    Please stay 🙏

  2. AB says:

    Please don’t leave us. We love you.

    1. Jo-Gunz says:

      He loves us too. We rather have to show him more love. For someone to say that Auba doesn’t deserve 300-350 K to me sounds out of place.

  3. Jo-Gunz says:

    It’s a no brainer.
    I’d rather stick to the very experienced, lethal and proven EPL scorer and pay him good than go in for hopeful signings that may only end up as failed experiments with time wasted.
    To the nay sayers, I tell you his age is no excuse for he will be out and grinding and bang in goals till he hangs his boots I believe. Glenn Murray is 36 yrs, Fernandinho, James Milner, David Silva are all over 34 yrs. Joao Moutinho, Jamie Vardy are over 33 yrs and all these guys plus others are currently playing good football in the EPL. The guy is a gem.
    Iniesta and Xabi still play top soccer. At what age did Crouch hang his boots……? And Auba is even good in leaps and bounds more than crouch.
    Martinelli and Nketiah have a lot to learn from him.
    Imagine what Auba can do with scoring in general next season or two if he is to play for either of City, Chelsea, Liverpool or Bayer.
    Keep Auba and strengthen the team and stop accommodating under performing players by shifting Auba to the wings. Keep him at the tip of our attack.
    You will experience more than you have already with Auba.

  4. Grandad says:

    Auba is a natural athlete who is showing no sign of losing his pace nor his finishing ability. Basically he has the body of a 27 year old and is good for another 3/4 seasons.Given his track record we ought to offer to extend his current contract until 2024.He is already a seriously wealthy man to whom the length of the contract may be more important than a huge wage increase.Or am I being naive ?

  5. Jo-Gunz says:

    Yes, we are to be guided by past experience in wanting to give Aube a huge pay rise. But this guy is on top top form and scoring loads.
    I’d love to keep both Auba and Ozil in my team. But with our current situation, I will cut Ozil loose to be able to pay Auba.
    Sell Sokratis, Elneny, Mikitaryan, to free more space for wages.

  6. Grandad says:

    Jo, how do you propose to ” cut Ozil loose”?In practical terms there is not a Club on this Planet that would take over his current contract even if we were to waive a transfer fee.

    1. Jo-Gunz says:

      Grandad, it is difficult with his current contract. But I believe that waiving a contract fee might do the trick. It saves us some quid for new contracts.
      I just want to bang my hopes on Turkey for Don Ozil.

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