By Bariyo Brian Tumuramye
Aubameyang put a pen to a paper on a new three year deal on Tuesday to end speculation over his future. The 31-year-old was previously on £200,000-per-week but his new contract will see that rise to over £350,000-per-week.
This means that the Gabonese international has overtaken teammate Mesut Ozil on the rich list, who earns £350,000-per-week.
On the same level with Ozil is Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea who signed a bumper contract extension last September.
Check out the entire top ten below.
10. Willian (Arsenal) £220,000-per-week
8. Anthony Martial (Manchester United) £250,000-per-week
7. Paul Pogba (Manchester United) £290,000-per-week
6. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) £300,000-per-week
5. Kai Havertz (Chelsea) £310,000-per-week
4. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) £320,000-per-week
=2. David de Gea (Manchester United) £350,000-per-week
=2. Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) £350,000-per-week
1. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) £350,000-per-week plus.
Aubameyang helped lead Arsenal to FA Cup glory last season after a tough domestic campaign which saw them finish eighth.
After announcing his decision to stay, he explained: “I want to become an Arsenal legend, just like Thierry [Henry], [Ian Wright] Wrighty, [Tony] Adams and [Dennis] Bergkamp.
“I want to leave a legacy, this is where I belong. This is my family. Signing for this special club was never in doubt because I believe in Arsenal and we can achieve big things together since we have something exciting here and I believe the best is to come for Arsenal.” he said.
His relationship with manager Mikel Arteta was a huge factor in staying at the Emirates Stadium and the Spaniard expressed his delight.
“It was important for Pierre-Emerick to stay with us,” Arteta begun.
“He’s a superb player with an incredible mentality. Being the player to have taken the least amount of time to reach 50 goals with this club tells you everything you need to know about him and his way of working.
“He’s an important leader for the team and a big part of what we’re building. He wants to be up there with the best players in the world and leave his mark. He can achieve that here.”
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