EXCLUSIVE: Arsenal boss Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang represented the clash in the FA Cup final against rival Chelsea in January …
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will lead Arsenal against Chelsea in the FA Cup final
- This season, Aubameyang has scored 27 goals and is Arsenal’s leading player
- e-mail may reveal that the Gunners captain tried to force through a play at Chelsea
- An agreement with Chelsea collapsed due to Aubameyang’s high wage demands
Chelsea were surprised by an impressive play by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in January.
e-mail understands that contact with the Arsenal striker (who lined up with his London rivals in Saturday’s FA Cup final), but that high wage demands saw what would have been a shock change.
The 31-year-old, whose contract expires late next season, was said to have made a big bet that would have angered Gunners fans.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will prepare to lead Arsenal against Chelsea in the FA Cup final
But the privileged said a subsequent application for an impressive salary – which would have comfortably made him the highest paid player in Chelsea history – put an end to the prospect at the time.
Aubamayeng signed for Arsenal of Borussia Dortmund for £ 56 million in 2018. Since his arrival, only Mohamed Salah has scored more Premier League goals than his 49.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is currently looking for a striker, but the Gabonese international should lower his demands in order to make the prospect of a deal a reality.
The striker tried to force through a clash against Arsenal FA Cup final opponents in January
Aubameyang has scored 27 goals this season and Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will be desperate to keep him, as have Barcelona and AC Milan.
Fans fear that Wembley may see their last outing for the Gunners, although much will depend on the outcome.
Should Arsenal defeat their rivals, they will qualify for the Europa League and the resulting increase in revenue will increase the likelihood that they can tie the striker.
Mikel Arteta will despair because Aubameyang fired Arsenal in FA Cup glory at Wembley