Unai Emery planning to offer long-term contracts to attacking duo

Gunners coach Unai Emery has said that the London club is currently working on new contracts for centre-forwards Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette. The attacking duo are two of the most important figures for Arsenal and were terrific for the last campaign.

Auba, whose current contract expires in 2021, scored 31 goals and provided eight assists in 51 games across all tournaments and was one of the three footballers who won the Premier League Golden Boot. He was also named in the Europa League’s Team of the Season.

Alexandre, whose contract expires in 2022, netted 19 goals and made 13 assists in 49 matches across all tournaments. This was enough to see him adjudged Gunners Player of the Season. Arsenal are eager to extend the contracts of both footballers, and Spanish manager has said that the London club is currently working on that.

Unai Emery said: “They are crucial players and their deals need to be in the same balance. It’s one circumstance, one issue now, that the Gunners is working on. “Edu is here for that reason. There’s also Raul and Huss, working with the players for that.

It will be a big boost for the Gunners if they manage to tie down Auba and Alexandre to new contracts soon as these are two stars who are key to their chances of reaching the Champions League next campaign.

Both centre-forwards have already opened their scoring account for Arsenal this campaign. The Gabonese star scored two goals against Newcastle and Burnley while French striker has opened the scoring for Gunners in their match with the Clarets.