Finances are tight at the Emirates; that’s no secret. Regardless, Mikel Arteta cannot afford to lose him. It’s really that simple.
When his side were on the ropes, Aubameyang, for the umpteenth time, dragged his team out of the fire.
The striker scored a classy double as the Gunners came from behind against the Blues
His future is in doubt with contract talks stalling but Arsenal must step-up their bid to keep him
He beautifully dispatched the penalty he’d won to fire Arsenal level before scoring a breathtaking winner.
Aubameyang crossed himself and looked to the heavens as he wheeled away in celebration.
There’ll be a prayer or two said among those in positions of power at Arsenal in the coming days as Aubameyang decides his future.
As ever when it comes to contract negotiations, many variables are at play. Money, of course, is key.
Captain Aubameyang has been the most consistent force in a horrific season for the Gunners
The striker wants upwards of £250,000-per-week before even considering signing a contract extension.
An extra £70,000-per-week may sound perfectly reasonable for a player of Aubameyang’s calibre and importance.
But the Gunners are walking a financial tightrope following three, which will increase to four, campaigns out of the Champions League.
The will to offer Aubameyang is certainly there. They money, however, isn't necessarily.
The forward's goals are something Arsenal and boss Mikel Arteta simply cannot