Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is hopeful of securing three superstars with contract renewals.
The Spanish coach wants to renew the contract of three reliable footballers including the captain, Aubameyang, ahead of the new season. The Gabon international has agreed to sign a three-year deal for 250k pounds per week in wages. The 31-year-old was previously linked with Barcelona but the Catalan giants are keen on securing Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez instead.
Meanwhile, Arteta hopes to tie Ainsley Maitland-Niles on an improved contract as despite having three years remaining in his current contract, the midfielder could potentially be leaving for Wolves. The 23-year-old is not among the top earners at the Emirates stadium which will likely change in the coming weeks.
The former Manchester City’s assistant coach also hopes to keep Emiliano Martinez. The Spaniard hopes to convince the goalkeeper to continue after offering him an improved contract. Martinez was picked over Bernd Leno in the Community Shield, showing the confidence the coach has on him.
Aston Villa are known to be looking to sign Emiliano but Arteta is neither looking to sell Martinez nor Maitland-Niles. The Spaniard wants to sell other footballers, who are not in his plans, in order to fund the transfers he desires.
The Gunners are nearing the signing of Lille’s Gabriel. The defender will reportedly cost the Premier League side 27 million pounds. Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey remains a target for Arteta but negotiations have not seen any improvement.
Real Madrid midfielder, Dani Ceballos, will likely return to Emirates for another loan spell while Matteo Guendouzi has been placed on the transfer list with Newcastle keen on securing the midfielder.
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