Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tells Arsenal how much he wants before signing a new deal

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wants a Mesut Ozil type of wage

Borrowing a leaf from the Mesut Ozil negotiation book, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has told Arsenal that he would need to be paid £300k per week if the Gunners want him to continue playing for them.

The former Borussia Dortmund man has been Arsenal’s most important player since he joined them and his fine run of form made him the club’s choice to replace Granit Xhaka as captain last year.

The attacker will have just one season left on his current deal with the Gunners at the end of this season and the club is keen to get him to sign a new deal.

Mail Sport is claiming that the attacker is currently in talks with the club over a contract renewal, however, the report claims that his £300k per week demand could force the club to sell him.

Arsenal gave Mesut Ozil a contract in the same region the last time the German signed a new deal and his performances since have not justified such a huge wage packet.

The club allowed Aaron Ramsey to leave for free at the end of last season after they couldn’t meet the Welsh star’s wage demand.

It is unclear at the moment if Aubameyang is open to negotiating his current demand but Arsenal will not give up on him without a fight.

No one can really fault Aubameyang for demanding such a salary, he is looking at Ozil and seeing a player paid far more than him for doing a lot less.

4 Comments

  1. Grandad says:

    Two wrongs don’t make a right.

    1. JJ Pawn says:

      Incorrect.

      Ozil got his ‘transfer fee’ as part of his salary.
      Auba wants the same.

      The question is whether Auba can produce for the duration of his new contract at the current levels.

      Buying another stricker with his ability would cost 75M at least with no guarantee. So, do we pay Auba 300/wk or take a risk on a younger gun?

      If we want to compete for the top four next year, best to pay Auba each year. Cut or sell fringe players to offset this cost. Then promote younger players.

      The attack on Ozil is unfounded and silly. Most without understanding how Ozil got to his current contract.

      If we sign Auba, then the rest of the players will also buy in. If not sell them!

  2. ozziegunner says:

    JJ, the attack on Ozil is not “unfounded and silly”, if one looks at performance based pay. The Board made the decision regarding the terms of Ozil’s contract renewal and they now have to carry the ramifications in that Aubameyang wants similar remuneration. If Arsenal acceeds to Aubameyang’s request, how much will other players want and what will be left in the transfer budget to strengthen the squad in the critical areas required?

  3. Top Gunner says:

    If Ozil was performing better than Auba, then we wouldn’t be having this discussion. Most of the players who perform better than Ozil are going to demand similar wages during contract negotiations. To resolve the issue, just sell Ozil

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