Emirates Stadium side given boost in pursuit of in-form striker.
Arsenal target Andre-Pierre Gignac looks set to leave Marseille after club president Vincent Labrune confirmed the Ligue 1 side can not match the striker’s wage demands according to Goal.com.
The 28 year old will be out of contract next summer and is able to sign a pre-contract deal in January and is sure to garner a great deal of interest.
The former Lorient man is the top scorer in Ligue 1 having netted ten goals in ten appearances and seemingly changed in French tax law will lead to an imminent exit.
“It’s going to happen because employer contributions and taxes have gone through the roof in France,” media mogul Labrune told Le Journal de Dimanche.
“We would like to keep him but it seems to me utopian to think that he will lower his salary to stay with us.”
Marseille sit top of the table and look resurgent under new boss Marcelo Bielsa but this may not prevent Gignac looking to maximise his earning potential.
Despite the signings of Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck Arsene Wenger has still be consistently linked with an interest in Gignac.