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Arsenal told why Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ‘warrants’ £500,000-a-week salary

Arsenal have been urged to pay whatever it takes to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in a bid to keep him at the club.

The Gabon international is entering the final year of his Gunners deal and is yet to indicate whether or not he will sign fresh terms.

The forward was the star of the show as Arsenal beat Chelsea in the FA Cup final at the weekend, scoring twice in the 2-1 win.

That brace took his season goal tally to 29 in just 44 games in all competitions, with those stats underlining his importance to the team once again.

Manager Mikel Arteta still holds hope that the 31-year-old will remain at the Emirates and outlined his plans to ‘build the squad around him’.

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And former Gunners star Perry Groves has urged to club to give Aubameyang whatever he wants in a bid to make sure he stays.

Asked if giving him a massive salary with the club currently not blessed with massive riches, Groves told talkSPORT : “I don’t care, as an Arsenal fan, and I know we’re in difficult financial times.

“If they said, ‘Aubameyang’s on £400,000 a week, £500,000 a week,’ it wouldn’t bother me at all because some players warrant it.

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“Some players warrant it and he does because he delivers.

“Fans get the hump with players who are on a lot of money and don’t deliver and don’t look like they care.”

Groves added regarding the financial situation: “The thing that’s happened now is winning the FA Cup gives the belief to that group of players that the manager knows what he’s talking about. They’ll buy into him quicker.

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“And going to the board and saying to Mr Kronke, ‘Right, I’ve had half a season here, I’ve changed the culture because the culture was too lackadaisical, everybody was too comfortable.’

“Saying, ‘I want five or six out, which is gonna be difficult, but you’ve gotta back me now, you’ve gotta back me.’

“And if we hadn’t have won yesterday, without the money in the Europa League, that could’ve affected us for the next three to five seasons.”

Original article: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/pierre-emerick-aubameyang-arsenal-contract-22459170

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