Arsenal upped their contract offer to €60m-rated striker

The London giants have upped their deal offer to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and are now prepared to pay Gabon international £300,000-a-week to stay at the Emirates, according to reports.

Pierre-Emerick has enjoyed another prolific campaign in front of goal, firing his side to FA Cup glory with a brace with Chelsea at Wembley Stadium, while he is a crucial leadership player in the dressing room.

However, the 31-year-old striker has less than a year remaining on his deal and the Gunners feel they will need to sell their top scorer if he does not commit to new terms, rather than risk losing him for nothing.

Arsenal boss is desperate to keep Aubameyang and Gunners hierarchy are prepared to back their coach, with the striker has been offered a lucrative new contract.

The Gabonese centre-forward will earn more than £300,000-a-week including bonus payments in his proposed new deal, up from the £200,000-a-week base salary Auba currently earns.

Pierre-Emerick will also receive a one-off payment of £300,000 due to a clause in his current deal requiring him to score or assist at least 25 goals, a benchmark Auba reached in the PL on the final day of the campaign.

The new contract would make him the second-highest earner at London club behind only Mesut Ozil, though Arsenal would ideally like to offload the World Cup winner this summer.

Alongside the mammoth salary, the Spanish manager hopes Gunners improving displays and FA Cup victory have shown the Gabonese striker that he can achieve everything he wants to at the Emirates and cement himself into the side’s folklore.