The Gunners are doing everything to keep their top scorer at the club (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal have upped their contract offer to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and are now prepared to pay him £300,000-a-week to remain at the club, according to reports.The Gabon international has enjoyed another prolific season in front of goal, firing his side to FA Cup glory with a brace against Chelsea at Wembley, while he is a key leadership figure in the dressing room.However, Aubameyang has less than a year remaining on his contract and Arsenal feel they will need to sell their top scorer if he does not commit to fresh terms – rather than risk losing him for nothing. Arsenal make mammoth new contract offer to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Advertisement Comment Advertisement Aubameyang took his two goals in typically composed fashion at Wembley (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta is desperate to keep the 31-year-old and Arsenal’s hierarchy are prepared to back their manager, with The Times claiming the forward has been offered a lucrative new deal.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAubameyang will earn in excess of £300,000-a-week including bonus payments in his proposed new contract, up from the £200,000-a-week base salary he currently earns.The forward will also receive a one-off payment of £300,000 due a clause in his current contract requiring him to score or assist at least 25 goals – a benchmark he reached in the Premier League on the final day of the season.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalThe new deal would make Aubameyang the second-highest earner at Arsenal behind only Mesut Ozil, though the Gunners would ideally like to offload the German this summer.Alongside the mammoth salary, Arteta hopes Arsenal’s improving performances and FA Cup victory have shown Aubameyang that he can achieve everything he wants to at the north London club and cement himself into the side’s folklore. Arteta seems increasingly confident that Aubameyang will stay (Picture: Getty)Speaking about his striker after the victory at Wembley, Arteta said: ‘We always had incredible strikers at this football club and Auba deserves to be named and compared with the big names.‘By winning trophies he will be closer to that and the longer he stays there as well. Hopefully we can have him for more time.’MORE: Why Mikel Arteta is ‘convinced’ that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wants to stay at ArsenalMORE: Mikel Arteta wants three signings to support Arsenal’s formation switchFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 4 Aug 2020 8:55 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7kShares
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