• Striker close to contract worth £250,000 a week
  • Manager ‘confident we’re going to find agreement soon’

Mikel Arteta is confident Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will commit his future to Arsenal by signing a new three-year deal.

Aubameyang has one year left on his deal and Arteta believes negotiations with the striker over an extension are nearing a successful conclusion. Arsenal, who are close to strengthening in central defence by signing Gabriel Magalhães from Lille, are desperate to keep the 31-year-old and are ready to hand him a contract worth £250,000 a week.

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