Here are your Arsenal evening headlines for Monday, August 17
New Aubameyang deal ‘close’
The Gunners are finally on the verge of locking star man Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang into a new contract following protracted negotiations.
Sky Sports News’ Dharmesh Sheth says Aubameyang is close to agreeing a new deal, calling it a case of ‘when and not if.’
He also suggests an announcement is expected soon and that their captain and top scorer will commit his future to the club for another three years.
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Arsenal have already announced the signing of Willian from Premier League rivals Chelsea as they look to reclaim a spot in the Champions League next season.
The one reason why Arsenal will not sign James Rodriguez
Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez has shed light on his disappointing spell at Bayern Munich and it turns out he has been – quite literally – left out in the cold, which may also scupper any move to London.
Since joining the Spanish giants in 2014, he has struggled to establish himself in the capital, and has spent two of those six years on loan at Bayern Munich. And while the attacking midfielder has been linked with Arsenal in recent weeks, it looks as though England’s climate may stand in the way of a move given Rodriguez’s recent comments on life in Munich.
“The Germans; first the cold,” said Rodriguez in an interview with Comutricolor. “Then they are very cold people too, although I received a spectacular treatment, it is a club that loved me a lot too, living is not easy, it is cold with -20c (degrees), he explained.
“There were days when that I would go to work at 9 o’clock, I would start the car and when the temperature was at – 28c. And I say: – What am I doing here? What am I doing here with – 28c? Munich is a city with a high quality of life. But I couldn’t be comfortable.”
Arsenal target’s dad drops instagram hint
Arsenal target Gabriel Maghalhaes’ father has dropped a massive hint on social media that the Lille centre-back could be on the verge of joining Arsenal.
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