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ARSENAL have made a big statement by offering Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a £300,000-a-week new contract, according to reports.

And the Gunners are stepping up their pursuit of Willian, with claims they have offered the Chelsea man a three-year deal.

Get all the latest news and transfer gossip from North London here…

  • AUBAMEYANG WANTS A MANE SIGNING

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wants Arsenal to sign Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele, according to reports.

    The Gunners striker is yet to sign a new deal with the North Londoners and is said to want assurances over the club's ambition before he puts pen to paper.

    And one man he would love to see join him at the Emirates is his former Borussia Dortmund teammate Dembele, according to French outlet Le10Sport.

    The pair played together in Germany between 2016 and 2017.

    French World Cup winner Dembele has struggled for game time at the Nou Camp this season and was recently linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain in a swap deal with Neymar.

  • GIFT OF THE GABON

    Arsenal have made their intentions to keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang very clear by upping their contract offer to a whopping £300,000 per week, according to The Times.

    The captain currently earns £200,000 per week plus an £80,000-a-week loyalty payment, and will receive a one-off £300,000 bonus for claiming more than 25 goals and assists this season.

    The Times also claim the Gunners will learn whether Willian will accept their offer of a three-year deal once Chelsea have played their Champions League tie at Bayern Munich on Saturday.

  • BOUNCY BALL-OS

    Dani Ceballos'' influence in the FA Cup final has been highlighted by an incredible touch map showing the Spaniard all over the pitch.

    The 23-year-old midfielder – who has spent the season on loan from Real Madrid – starred in Arsenal's 2-1 triumph against Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday.

    Two-goal skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was named man of the match, but it was Ceballos who pulled the strings.

    His touch map shows just how much he was involved in the game, as he touched the ball an impressive 72 times.

    He attempted 53 passes, completing 45 – the most of any Arsenal player – with 22 of those successful passes coming in the opposition's half.

    In addition to this, he won 53.3 per cent of his duels – making three tackles during the game as well as recovering possession on four occasions.

  • WIDE OF THE MARC

    Arsenal are set to miss out on midfield target Marc Roca, according to reports.

    The Gunners were battling the likes of AC Milan, Sevilla and Villarreal for the midfield playmaker.

    But Mundo Deportivo write how the Espanyol ace have opted for a move to RB Leipzig to play alongside best mate Dani Olmo.

  • TOUCH OF CLASS

    Dani Ceballos’ influence in the FA Cup final has been highlighted in a touch map with the Spanish midfielder involved in the game across the pitch.

    The 23-year-old – who has spent the 2019/20 season on loan at Arsenal from Real Madrid – starred for the Gunners in their 2-1 triumph against Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday.

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was named as the man of the match, but it was Ceballos that pulled the strings for the North Londoners in the middle of the pitch.

    His touch map shows just how much he was involved in the game, as he touched the ball an impressive 72 times.

    He attempted 53 passes, completing 45 – the most of any Arsenal player – with 22 of those successful passes coming in the opposition’s half.

  • CHEQUE IT OUT

    FA Cup winners Arsenal have clawed back £12million in wages after Saturday’s triumph.

    Mikel Arteta’s squad agreed to a 12.5 per cent annual pay cut to help with the financial problems of coronavirus.

    Players were promised they would get their money back if they made the Champions League.

    And despite not doing that, qualifying for the Europa League by winning the Cup means the cut will be just 7.5 per cent.

    It means Arsenal will save £18m on their £240m annual wage bill rather than the £30m originally envisaged.

    But that will be offset by the £25m windfall of Europa League qualification and £3.6m in prize money for winning the FA Cup.

  • TIER'S OF JOY

    Kieran Tierney and Bukayo Saka have emerged as Arsenal's most popular players through shirt sales.

    talkSPORT reveal how the Gunners pair have sold more shirts than any other of their team-mates since the launch of the new jersey.

    That's including star man Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang despite his brace in the FA Cup final at the weekend.

  • PEP SHOW

    Nicolas Pepe predicted Arsenal's FA Cup triumph… and even backed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to shine.

    The Gunners beat London rivals Chelsea 2-1 with the Gabon striker scoring both Arsenal goals.

    But before the contest, Pepe was recorded making his prediction on Snapchat.

    And it proved to be spot on.

    He said: “I don’t want to hear about Chelsea, Olivier Giroud – tomorrow, it’s Aubameyang, Pepe.

    “Tomorrow we qualify for the Europa League.”

  • ROC THE BOAT

    Arsenal are set to miss out on midfield target Marc Roca, according to reports.

    The Gunners were battling the likes of AC Milan, Sevilla and Villarreal for the midfield playmaker.

    But Mundo Deportivo write how the Espanyol ace have opted for a move to RB Leipzig to play alongside best mate Dani Olmo.

  • ROC THE BOAT

    Arsenal are set to miss out on midfield target Marc Roca, according to reports.

    The Gunners were battling the likes of AC Milan, Sevilla and Villarreal for the midfield playmaker.

    But Mundo Deportivo write how the Espanyol ace have opted for a move to RB Leipzig to play alongside best mate Dani Olmo.

  • GUNNER MAKE A COMEBACK?

    Arsene Wenger has thrown open the door to a return to management at age 70 as he still has the urge to “train everyday”.

    The former Arsenal boss is currently working as FIFA’s new Chief of Global Football development, having left the Emirates after 22-years in 2018.

    The Frenchman admits he misses the daily routine of life as a manager and would be open to a return to coaching if the right offer cropped up.

    He told Europe 1: “Every day, I want to train, I’ve been doing this all my life,”

    “I’m 70 years old, I gave a lot. Should I play Russian roulette a bit, even when it comes to my health?

    “I can’t do things by halves, so I ask myself this question.”

    When asked what it would take to tempt him back into the top job, Wenger said: “It will be in conditions that I consider optimal. Otherwise, I will not do it.”

  • IT'S CUP TO YOU

    Arsenal are going into over-drive to keep their two FA Cup final heroes.

    The Gunners hope to tie keeper Emiliano Martinez to a new deal while continuing their talks with two-goal skipper Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang following Saturday's 2-1 defeat of Chelsea.

    Martinez broke down in tears and walked away from an interview when talking about his family after what could be a career-turning display at Wembley.

    And Arsenal want to extend the 27-year-old Argentine's display beyond the two years left on his contract.

    But the Times say Martinez wants reassurances over his first-team future, having been loaned out six times in previous seasons.

  • DEMPTING DEAL

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wants Arsenal to sign Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele, according to reports.

    The Gunners striker is yet to sign a new deal with the North Londoners and is said to want assurances over the club's ambition before he puts pen to paper.

    And one man he would love to see join him at the Emirates is his former Borussia Dortmund teammate Dembele, according to French outlet Le10Sport.

    The pair played together in Germany between 2016 and 2017.

    French World Cup winner Dembele has struggled for game time at the Nou Camp this season and was recently linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain in a swap deal with Neymar.

  • FINANCIAL FER PLAY

    Arsenal haven't given up on their hopes of signing Sporting Lisbon wonderkid Joelson Fernandes, according to reports.

    The 17-year-old winger has been likened to Portuguese legend Cristiano Ronaldo.

    And Football.London write how despite Arsenal's move for Willian, Fernandes remains at the top of the shortlist as Mikel Arteta looks to the future.

    He has a £40.8m release clause in his contract but Arsenal want to sign him for half of that.

  • FANCY XHAK

    A picture has emerged of Granit Xhaka celebrating Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's FA Cup final goal before he had even shot.

    The Swiss midfielder is seen with his arms aloft just as the Gunners' star striker is about to pull the trigger.

    Aubameyang had just sat Kurt Zouma down with a stunning piece of skill.

    And as he bore down on Willy Caballero's goal, his Swiss teammate Xhaka was certain the Gabonese would tuck it away.

    And that is exactly what he did.

  • MAGIC MAN

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang dressed up as wizard for his sons' birthdays – just 48 hours after his FA Cup final magic.

    The Arsenal star, 31, put on an incredible Harry Potter-themed bash for four-year-old Pierre and nine-year-old Curtys on Monday.

    Aubameyang enjoyed a weekend of celebration having scored twice as the Gunners lifted the FA Cup just two days before his kids' bash.

    The Gabon ace shared a picture of his sons' amazing birthday party.

    The family got all dressed up in their wizard robes and held up a Harry Potter sign which read: “Pierre and Curtys, four and nine years old.”

  • GOOD MORNING ARSENAL FANS

    The Gunners have reportedly offered Willian a three-year deal – which is the “biggest offer” he has received so far.

    The Brazilian, 31, looks set to leave Chelsea after rejecting their latest offer of a two-tear deal.

    France Football have now revealed that Arsenal are locked in advanced talks with Willian.

    The Brazilian will have the option to extend his stay at the Emirates by another year.

    The Gunners also hope to tie keeper Emiliano Martinez to a new deal while continuing their talks with two-goal skipper Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang following Saturday's 2-1 defeat of Chelsea.

    Martinez broke down in tears and walked away from an interview when talking about his family after what could be a career-turning display at Wembley.

    And Arsenal want to extend the 27-year-old Argentine's display beyond the two years left on his contract.

    But the Times say Martinez wants reassurances over his first-team future, having been loaned out six times in previous seasons.

    The FA winners have clawed back £12million in wages after Saturday’s triumph.

    Mikel Arteta’s squad agreed to a 12.5 per cent annual pay cut to help with the financial problems of coronavirus.

    Players were promised they would get their money back if they made the Champions League.

    And despite not doing that, qualifying for the Europa League by winning the Cup means the cut will be just 7.5 per cent.

  • CHEQUE IT OUT

    FA winners Arsenal have clawed back £12million in wages after Saturday’s triumph.

    Mikel Arteta’s squad agreed to a 12.5 per cent annual pay cut to help with the financial problems of coronavirus.

    Players were promised they would get their money back if they made the Champions League.

    And despite not doing that, qualifying for the Europa League by winning the Cup means the cut will be just 7.5 per cent.

    It means Arsenal will save £18m on their £240m annual wage bill rather than the £30m originally envisaged.

    But that will be offset by the £25m windfall of Europa League qualification and £3.6m in prize money for winning the FA Cup.

  • WIL GO CHEAP

    SunSport's Paul Jiggins can reveal that Crystal Palace are braced to lose star turn Wilfried Zaha for a cut-price £30million.

    The forward, 27, wants a move and the club are ready to sell him for the second time.

    But there have been no serious takers, despite the reported interest from Chelsea and Manchester United.

    Zaha is Palace’s highestearner on around £130,000 a week and is under contract until 2023.Those two factors, plus the fact he will turn 28 in November, are putting off admirers.

    Zaha was previously valued at around £70m but Palace chiefs are now resigned to reducing their expectations.

  • FINE ART

    Mikel Arteta needs to do more in a bid to appease Arsenal fans despite the club's FA Cup win.

    Former Enyimba and Nigeria forward Victor Ezeji told Goal: “He inherited players that might not be his wish, but I think we should give him another season to see what he can really bring to the table because he has done so well with the Arsenal team considering the position they were when he took over and where he has taken them to.

    “The problem is they were not consistent but I think overall he has done well.”

    “Now he has to bring in players he can really trust, that can work with him and give him the desired results.

    “Arteta needs to do more because Arsenal fans are yearning for more.”

  • NOT GUNNER HAPPEN

    Borussia Monchengladbach defender Matthias Ginter has admitted he is flattered by Arsenal's reported interest.

    However, speaking to Kicker, he vowed to stay with in the Bundesliga: “I will definitely stay in Gladbach. Of course I heard about the inquiries and was pleased with the appreciation (from other clubs), but I also emphasized how well I am at Gladbach.

    “The current team has great potential and the coach means a huge added value for us.

    “The club is in the process of building something with the great fanbase. I also have big goals at this club.”

  • AUBA THE MOON

    Perry Groves claims Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang deserves double his proposed £250,000-a-week contract offer.

    He told talkSPORT: “I don't care as an Arsenal fan, and I know we're in difficult financial times, but if they said Aubameyang is on £400,000, £500,000 a week, it wouldn't bother me at all because some players warrant it. Some players warrant it and he does because he delivers.”

  • WIZARD OF OZ

    Jack Wilshere believes something has gone on behind the scenes involving Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil.

    He told talkSPORT: “In terms of his footballing ability, I loved playing with him. He’s one of my favourite players to play with. He’d give you the ball at the right time, the right pace.

    “So I’m surprised he’s not playing, but I don’t know what’s going on there with that.

    “There must be something that we don’t know because I can’t see why he’s not playing in terms of his footballing ability.

    “Especially with Aubameyang, the type of player he is, you can imagine Ozil sat behind him feeding him balls. It would be unbelievable.

    “It’s obviously something that we don’t know about. I’m sure Arteta has definitely got a plan and he’s putting that into practice.

    “I’m sure we’re going to find out in the next couple of weeks what’s been going on.”

  • GUNNER IMPRESS

    Ainsley Maitland-Niles is eager for more minutes at the Emirates following a resurgence in recent weeks despite reports surrounding his Arsenal future.

    After impressing in the FA Cup final at Wembley, he said: “I loved it.

    “When I’m on the pitch I thrive when I get more minutes and no matter where I’m playing, I’m just happy to do a job for the team and bring one of these at the end of the day, so it’s fantastic.

    “It’s the first time of grabbing [the cup] myself and it’s a fantastic feeling, it’s indescribable really.

    “I’m proud of every one of my teammates and staff members for putting the plan into motion and we executed it perfectly.”

  • WHAT A MES

    Mesut Ozil has been branded ‘selfish’ for not attending the FA Cup final win over Chelsea.

    Former Arsenal star Perry Groves said on talkSPORT’s Final Word: “That just sums him up all over. He’s not bothered about Arsenal, he’s just bothered about himself.

    “I wouldn’t want my teammates to think that I was that selfish. So it just means that he knows he’s done with Arsenal.

    “[If I was his teammate] I wouldn’t even… Don’t text or WhatsApp me, do you know what I mean?

    “If you’re not really bothered, don’t pretend you are.”

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