Arsenal talisman and Gabon international Pierre Emerick Aubameyang is poised to sign a new deal that will see him lead the charge for Arteta’s new Arsenal project.

The skipper has been at the centre of discussions and understands the player is set to remain at North London.

The gunners have been busy during the transfer market; signing Willian from Chelsea, Dani Ceballos – a second successive loan, Gabriel from Lille with Thomas Partey also expected to join from Atletico Madrid if Arsenal triggers his £45M release clause.

One key piece of business that Arsenal’s hierarchy will hope to rubber stamp is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ‘s new contract. understands the Gunners are set to agree a three-year contract worth in excess of £250,000-a-week with their club captain.

Arsenal had long been optimistic that the Gabon international would agree to extend his stay but having an announcement will allow the Gunners to push forward with the ambitious rebuild Arteta wants.