Arsenal are ready to offer their striking duo, Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a salary hike.
The two forwards were exceptional in the Gunners’ run to the Europa League final, putting 4 goals past Valencia in the second leg. Aubameyang is contending for the Premier League Golden Boot and Lacazette has chipped in with 19 goals and 13 assists of his own this season.
The two of Arsenal’s most expensive signings have quickly turned into an offensive threat that all teams fear. Their deep friendship is very clearly expressed through the chemistry they share on the pitch.
Unai Emery will need to build the rest of his team around these two elite strikers, one of whom is being pursued by Barcelona for £70m (Lacazette).
The Gunners had to learn a painful lesson through the free transfer of Aaron Ramsey to Juventus and the entire transfer saga that led to Mesut Ozil being handed a giant contract.
Such has been the case in the past with Robin van Persie and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Arsenal have continuously lost their best players due to their ignorant attitude towards players’ contracts. They are not looking to repeat their mistakes and this has prompted the plan of extending Lacazette and Aubameyang’s deals.
Lacazette is about to turn 28 by the end of this month and already has an agreement till the summer of 2022 while the latter’s deal is about to end in another two years. The club is prepared to offer both players a £250,000-per-week package.