Life is sweet if you happen to’re an Arsenal fan. Prime of the Premier League (even when it’s after matchday one), Mikel Arteta constructing one thing promising and now the information they’ve wished all summer time.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has lastly signed a brand new contract, ending any hypothesis that he’ll depart on a free switch subsequent summer time.
The deal sees the captain, 31, grow to be Arsenal’s highest-paid participant as he’s anticipated to pocket £60million over the following three years.
Gunners followers have been rejoicing on the information that their finest participant has dedicated his future to the membership.
Nevertheless, talkSPORT’s Adrian Durham doesn’t suppose Gooners must be getting too carried away with the information.
The Drivetime host stated: “He’s come out and stated he desires to grow to be an Arsenal legend, which is a bit bizarre I believe.
“Of all of your ambitions, absolutely you have to be saying, particularly at his age, ‘I wish to win the Champions League or the Premier League’.
“Being an Arsenal legend? You’ve bought loads of work to do if you happen to’re getting wherever close to the Tony Adams/Thierry Henry ranges.
“It’s going to be a rare couple of years for Aubameyang. In his full seasons, he’s completed fifth and eighth. He’s firing the objectives however not firing them in any explicit course.
“Forgive me for not being OTT like some Arsenal followers are being proper now. It’s constructive information however there are loads of different issues that should be in place for this to be one thing particular.
“As Goughie rightly stated, NOBODY else was keen to pay Aubameyang what Arsenal are paying him. What does that let you know? You’ll be able to’t ignore that truth.”
Our Ade has touched the nerves of some Arsenal followers through the years and he bought right into a full of life debate with Gooner Ashley on the Aubameyang information.
An indignant Ashley stated: “I simply don’t get what your downside with Arsenal is mate. We might purchase 11 Ronaldo’s and also you’d nonetheless slate us.
“I’m not getting carried away, saying ‘we’re going to win the league’ or something like that however I do agree with Goughie when he says we do have an opportunity of moving into the highest 4.
“Now, if you happen to personal a soccer membership and it prices you £400,000-a-week for Aubameyang’s new contract, over the course of three years that’s simply over £60million. Do you not get £50milion for moving into the Champions League quarter-final stage? To me, that’s cash properly spent if that occurs within the subsequent three years.”
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Nevertheless, Ade was fast to level out that Arsenal moving into the final eight of the Champions League is one large ‘if’ and stated Ashley must also have in mind that the membership are understood to be paying large wages to the likes of Mesut Ozil (£350,000-a-week) and summer time signing Willian (£220,000-a-week).
Adrian added: “If you happen to put collectively Aubameyang’s wage, Ozil’s wage, Willian’s wage weekly, you’re getting up in the direction of £1million-a-week.
“How on earth can any membership maintain that when followers aren’t coming into the bottom? Are you not in any manner bothered concerning the state of affairs?”