Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang continues to tease the possibility he will sign a new contract with Arsenal, this time responding to a plea from Gunners legend Ian Wright.
The 31-year-old, who was once again the north London club’s top scorer last season, has less than a year remaining on his current contract which is due to expire in the summer of 2021.
It had been suggested that Aubameyang would be sold if he did not agree fresh terms, but Mikel Arteta persuaded the club to offer his star striker the bumper £300,000-a-week deal he wanted.
An official announcement on Aubameyang’s extension is expected early next week, though the Gabon international has been dropping plenty of hints on social media in the meantime.
Although all parties are on the same page, Arsenal fans are still holding their breath for the star to put pen to paper – even club icon Ian Wright.
The former Gunners striker tagged both Aubameyang and Arsenal on social media, writing: ‘Taking so long gonna sign da ting myself’ alongside a picture of him signing a piece of paper.
It did not take long for Aubameyang to respond, posting a string of smiley faces and laughing emojis.
Aubameyang’s latest post is not the first time he has got Arsenal fans excited that he may be staying at the Emirates, having also ‘liked’ a social media post begging him to sign and tweeting a picture of an hour glass emoji.
On Thursday evening, meanwhile, he went on Instagram Live with his brother Willy and said: ‘Guys, have a good night, enjoy and hopefully great news for everybody.’
Aubameyang’s proposed new deal would make him the second highest paid player at the club behind only Mesut Ozil, with Arteta keen to build his attack around the goalscorer after he hit 22 goals in 36 Premier League appearances last season.
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