Arsenal are feeling confident that influential attacker Bukayo Saka will sign a new contract at the club, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano.
The Lowdown: Saka on fire for Gunners
The Gunners are flying at the moment, sitting top of the Premier League, and Saka’s form has been a big reason for Mikel Arteta’s side’s current success.
The Latest: New deal likely
According to Romano on Twitter, things are progressing well in that respect, with the club hopeful that the Englishman will extend his stay at the Emirates:
“Arsenal are still feeling optimistic on Bukayo Saka’s new deal. Talks have been ongoing for months — it’s a top priority for the club.
“Negotiations will continue in order to reach full agreement.”
The Verdict: Simply have to keep him
Saka represents both the present and the future at Arsenal, already performing at such a high level but having the potential to be one of Europe’s best attacking players.
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The thought of him leaving and not signing a new deal doesn’t bear thinking about for Gunners supporters but it would be a big shock if that happened.
There is always the threat of someone like Manchester City coming in with a huge offer but Saka is Arsenal born and bred and must feel that the club is heading in the right direction under Arteta.