One of the most crucial decisions facing Arsenal this week is set to come to some form of conclusion this week when the club sits down with star man Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
News has broken over the last 24 hours that clubs from the Chinese super league are interested in his services and are willing to offer him a huge wage of £300k per week.
Add to that the clubs transfer policy where they will demand that any player with just two years left on their contract agrees to a new deal or be sold. Aubameyang has two years left on his contract.
Now, Arsenal is prepared to offer him a wage rise, said to be in the region of £250k per week, and it is then down to the Golden Boot winner to accept the offer or move on.
There is confidence at the club that Aubameyang will agree to a new deal and remain in London and even though the base wage is less than what the Chinese will offer there is a bonus of £3.75 Million for every completed season he has with us.
On the face of it losing Aubameyang would not be a good thing but it would be far from disastrous, he will be 30 this year and he does have a significant sell on value and we could be in a lot worse situations, in fact, we have in the past and if Auba refuses to agree on a new deal then it is best for everyone if he does move on.
But regardless, we will all know soon enough and the sooner the better because the last thing we would want is for this to drag on through the summer.