Arsenal are looking to tie their strike duo of Alexander Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to new long-term deals at the club.
The pair have almost single-handedly dragged the side through to the Europa League final, and now Arsenal are desperate to secure the futures of both men.
That is according to The Daily Mail who report that talks are set to begin once the season is over on new deals for the pair of them worth £250,000 a week. The club are determined not to repeat the mistakes of previous years which saw players like Robin van Persie and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain allowed to run down their contracts and then were sold for only part of their real value to avoid them leaving on a free transfer the following year.
Lacazette, voted Arsenal’s player of the season, scored three goals against Valencia over the two legs of their semi-fina. Aubameyang, who scored twice against Burnley on Sunday to finish the joint winner of the Golden Boot award for the season, netted a hat-trick in Spain on Thursday.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.