Arsenal targeting £72m triple swoop after agreeing £250k-a-week deal with Aubameyang

By on August 7, 2020

According to the Evening Standard, Arsenal are targeting moves for Gabriel Magalhaes, Willian and Thomas Partey after agreeing terms with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang over a new £250,000-a-week contract extension.

Securing the future of Aubameyang is vitally important for Arsenal as he’s virtually carried us on his own this season. The Gabon hitman scored 29 goals in all competitions despite Arsenal’s shocking Premier League campaign that saw us finish eighth in the table.

Auba scored both goals against Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final before scoring another brace at Wembley during the final win over Chelsea last weekend, which highlights just how important he’s become to the club.

The FA Cup victory secured European football for next season and that appears to have convinced Aubameyang to stay at Arsenal as the Evening Standard claims we’ve now verbally agreed terms over a new three-year deal.

The newspaper says the contract extension is worth around £250,000-a-week and the 31-year-old striker is now set to commit his future to Arsenal to hand Mikel Arteta a huge boost.

The boss is now turning his attention to strengthening the rest of the squad and the Evening Standard are one of several outlets claiming that Willian is set to join Arsenal after agreeing a three-year deal worth £100,000-a-week.

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The Brazilian rejected Chelsea’s two-year extension offer and is now expected to move across London to link-up with former team-mate David Luiz at the Emirates once the Blues are knocked out of the Champions League.

Arsenal also need to strengthen in defence and the newspaper says Arteta is targeting a move for Gabriel after watching the South American centre-back impress with Lille last season.

French outlet La Voix Du Nord reported earlier this week that the 22-year-old has decided to join Arsenal in a deal which could be worth around £27m following successful talks with his agent.

With the likes of Lucas Torreira, Matteo Guendouzi and Ainsley Maitland-Niles expected to leave this summer, Arsenal need to bring in at least one new midfielder and the Evening Standard says we’re still in for Partey.

The Atletico Madrid star has been strongly linked with a move to north London this summer and AS reported recently that we’re offering him a lucrative contract to make a switch to Arsenal. The big issue is the fee as Atletico are demanding the full value of his £45m release clause.

So it looks like Arsenal are looking to pull off a triple swoop to sign Gabriel, Partey and Willian this summer which could set us back around £72m in transfer fees so we’re going to have to generate some serious funds if Arteta is to secure his targets.