£200,000-a-week striker ready to sign new contract with Arsenal

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has dropped a huge hint over his future after ‘liking’ a post on Instagram begging him to sign a new contract at London club. Gabon international capped off a magnificent individual season with a brace in Gunners FA Cup final victory over Chelsea at Wembley earlier this month which took his tally to 29 goals in all tournaments.

But the 31-year-old striker’s future has been the subject of intense speculation over the last few months, with the centre-forward ready to become a free agent in 2021.

The likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona have been strongly linked with Pierre-Emerick and the striker’s refusal to discuss the situation following the cup final did little to dispel talks that he could be ready for the exit door.

However, Arsenal boss is optimistic that the Gabonese striker will stay in Emirates beyond the summer and Gunners captain has appeared to have dropped the biggest hint yet that he could be set to extend his stay.

Eagle-eyed fans were quick to spot that the striker had ‘liked’ a post on Instagram which said: ‘Introducing your official Arsenal 2019/20 Player of the Season, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang! ’29 goals and 3 assists, it’s been a fantastic season for the Gabon international.

Recent reports claimed that Gunners chiefs were growing increasingly confident that Auba will commit his long-term future to the club and put pen to paper on a three-year extension. It’s understood the ex-Borussia Dortmund striker would be handed a significant rise on his current £200,000-a-week wages.

He has also been given assurances that Mikel Arteta will be given the funds he needs to build and strong and competitive squad despite the financial impact of the covid crisis.