EXCLUSIVE: Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyan planned a shock move towards the final opponents of the FA Cup Chelsea in January …, but the deal collapsed due to his high salary requirements
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will lead Arsenal to Chelsea in the FA Cup final
- Aubameyang has scored 27 goals this season and is a key player for Arsenal
- Sportsmail can reveal the captain of Gunners, who tried to force by moving to Chelsea
- The deal with Chelsea fell apart due to Aubameang’s high salary requirements
Chelsea was voiced for a stunning move for Pierre-Emerick Abumeyang in January.
Sportsmail understands that the contact was made on behalf of the Arsenal striker – who is ready to face their London rivals in Saturday’s FA Cup final – but these high salary requirements overcame what would be a shock transition.
The 31-year-old, whose contract expires at the end of next season, was said to be on the move, which would undoubtedly infuriate the gunners.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang prepares to bring Arsenal against Chelsea in the FA Cup final
But insiders said a subsequent demand for a staggering salary – which would make it conveniently the highest paid player in Chelsea’s history – put an end to the prospect at the time.
Aubamaeng signed for Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund for 56 million pounds in 2018. Since his arrival, only Mohamed Salah has scored more goals in the Premier League than his 49.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is currently looking for a striker, but the international in Gabon will have to reduce his demands to make the prospect of a deal a reality.
The striker tried to force a shock move on Arsenal’s final opponents in the FA House in January
Aubameang has scored 27 goals this season, and Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will desperately keep him, liking Barcelona and AC Milan.
Fans fear that Wembley may see their last outing for the gunners, although much will depend on the outcome.
If Arsenal beat their rivals, they will qualify for the Europa League, and the increased revenue they will bring will increase the likelihood that they will be able to tie the striker.
Mikel Arteta will be desperate for Aubameyang to fire Arsenal for Wembley FA Cup