The Gunners are still evaluating their team, and after they work out a triple contract extension, Edu and Mikel Arteta will soon have another contract assignment to complete.
Arsenal’s recent change in transfer policy appears to have begun to pay off at the club, with underperforming high earners leaving and young, hungry, and promising players being brought in. Last year, it brought them agonizingly close to a top-four finish and a return to the Champions League.
After choosing to prioritize talks with the winger over those with players like William Saliba and Gabriel Martinelli, Arsenal is nearing an agreement with Bukayo Saka over a deal to remain at the club.
Mikel Arteta is happy with the way things have developed thanks to the investment in the team and the return to life in the division.
Saka’s existing contract, which runs until 2024, is still in place, but the club wants to reward him with much better terms given how quickly he has progressed in the Emirates.
While Saka has stated his desire to remain, Mikel Arteta recently stated that he was “quite certain” Saka will remain at the club.
Though a deal has not yet been finalized, the Athletic claims that the midfielder and the club are in “advanced” negotiations for a new contract.
Many of the Gunners’ important players, notably Martinelli and Saliba, have contracts that are about to expire.
Given that Saliba’s contract has 18 months left to run, many supporters urge the team to expedite discussions with the Frenchman.
But the Gunners have decided to give Saka’s representation priority in negotiations, and they are hoping to reach an understanding with them before moving on to Saliba and Martinelli.
Although it’s a hazardous tactic, the club believes that shackling Saka will inspire others to follow suit.
With nine victories in their first ten Premier League games, Arsenal is off to their best start in league history.