The Lowdown: Alongside Saliba and Martinelli
The Gunners have been looking to secure the long-term services of the forward despite him still having just under two years remaining on his deal, alongside William Saliba and Gabriel Martinelli.
The England international is still on one of his first-ever professional contracts meaning that he is currently one of the lowest earners in the squad, though that sounds like it could all be about to change.
The Latest: Arsenal’s stance on Saka
According to 90min, Arsenal and Edu are ‘prepared’ to reward Saka with a rise that would make him the ‘highest paid player at the club’.
The English giants hold ‘confidence’ that the 21-year-old will put pen to paper upon his return from the World Cup where he will be offered a deal ‘in excess’ of Gabriel Jesus’ worth close to £250k-per-week.
The Verdict: Boost for Arteta
Arsenal being able to tie Saka down would be a massive coup for Mikel Arteta who will know just how important the academy graduate is to his long-term project.
The London-born talent has been dubbed a ‘leader’ in the capital by Jacek Kulig which is proven in his numbers, having made 63 senior goal contributions, 11 of which have come in this season alone (Transfermarkt).
The Gunners find themselves top of the table after an excellent start to the campaign, and Saka will be hoping to maintain his own individual form to continue his side’s run of results.