Arsenal are ready to offer club captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, a new £250,000-a-week contract in a bid to keep him at the club.
Aubameyang has one-year left on his current deal but Mikel Arteta is desperate to keep the Gabonese star as he considers him vital to making the club top-four contenders once more.
And according to The Telegraph Arsenal, are set to put their improved contract offer to the striker in the next few days but must convince him they are willing to back Arteta in the transfer market.
Aubameyang currently earns £198,000-a-week but improved offer would still see the 31-year-old on less money than the club’s highest earner Mesut Ozil, who is on £350,000-a-week.
The former Borussia Dortmund striker has been linked with a move to Barcelona as well as other European clubs including Inter Milan and Manchester United.
But Aubameyang has formed a close relationship with Arteta since the Spaniard took over in December and is willing to consider signing a new deal at the Emirates.
The Gunners will have another season without Champions League football and are set to finish outside the top six for the first time since 1995.
Aubameyang has 20 Premier League goals this season and is three behind top scorer and Leicester City’s striker Jamie Vardy.