Aubameyang sparks Arsenal contract speculation with cryptic tweet
FA Cup Final – Arsenal v Chelsea – Wembley Stadium, London, Britain – August 1, 2020 Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang picks up the trophy [REUTERS/Catherine Ivill]

Pierre-Emerick Aubamayeng has sparked more speculation surrounding his future with his latest cryptic tweet.

The Arsenal captain is believed to be in ongoing negotiations with the club over a new deal.

However whilst rumours regarding his potential exit have died down, Aubameyang is still yet to put pen to paper.

But the 31-year-old has appeared to suggest it is only a matter of time before he commits to Arsenal after tweeting an emoji of an hourglass.

Arsenal have only just wrapped up the free signing of Willian after the forward left Chelsea, and Aubameyang is expected to be next in line for a big-money contract.

Fans were quick to respond to the Gabonese international’s message, with one Twitter user writing: “Bro, don’t play with our hearts like this.”

The cryptic tweet seemed to divide opinion among supporters, with some believing Aubameyang was teasing good news to come, while others felt it was hinting that Arsenal were running out of time to meet his demands.

Aubameyang is reportedly requesting a deal worth £250,000 per week to make him one of the club’s highest earners behind only Mesut Ozil.

Just days ago Aubameyang’s brother, Willy, effectively confirmed the striker would be staying at Arsenal during an Instagram Live video with a not-so-subtle wink.

Tying down their talisman would be a real bonus for Arsenal after he looked to be close to the exit in recent months.

His two goals in the FA Cup final victory helped propel Arsenal into next season’s Europa League and no doubt made the decision on his future somewhat easier.

Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown said of Aubameyang recently: “He’s 31 years of age now, he’s at his peak.

“He probably has another two years of being a top player.

“Strikers do dip a little bit, but we do see examples of others going on into their late thirties.

“We’ll have to wait and see what he’ll produce.”

 

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