The Lowdown: Full agreement ‘soon’
As per Football Insider, an ‘Arsenal source’ has shared that the 21-year-old’s proposed new contract will be worth around £52m in total, and a ‘full agreement’ will be reached ‘soon’.
The Latest: ‘No-brainer’
Speaking to Football Insider, Agbonlahor has claimed that it is a ‘no-brainer’ for Saka to sign a new deal in north London as he is a guaranteed starter under Mikel Arteta, which he may not necessarily be at Man City.
The former Aston Villa striker said: “I think he will be happy with the club he’s at. It’s his club, he’s still young and they’re at the top of the league.
“He will look at Man City and think ‘I won’t start’. They’ve got Erling Haaland, Julian Alvarez, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish and Riyad Mahrez.
“He might look at it and think ‘I might not be a guaranteed starter’ but at Arsenal, he is. I think it’s a no-brainer, he signs a new contract at Arsenal.”
The Verdict: Sign the contract!
For Saka’s sake, his club are top of the Premier League and he has just come off the back of a strong World Cup, where he scored three goals in four appearances for England, ranking as his country’s best performer (WhoScored), so he is in a good place right now.
Still only 21, the winger does not need to rush into any big career moves just yet, so he should be signing a new contract at Arsenal.
With four goals and six assists in the top flight before tonight’s game at home to West Ham United, Saka is still such a crucial player for Arteta, so the Spaniard will be hoping more than anyone that the England gem puts pen to paper at the Emirates.