The publication is reporting that the Gunners are racing to extend the winger’s contract, which expires at the end of the 2020/2021 campaign. They go on to claim that Saka believes competing on the European stage is good for his development as he can test himself ‘against the continent’s best players’.
Losing the incredibly talented 18-year-old will be a huge loss for the north London outfit, especially with the form academy graduate has shown during his debut season with the first-team. Saka has more assists than any other first-team player, showing how crucial he has been to the creative side of Arsenal’s game(via BBC).
However, the ace has offered more than just creativity this campaign, playing across three different positions in his 24 appearances as he’s shown incredibly high levels of versatility at such a tender age (via Transfermarkt). His performances in defence show that he isn’t featuring to just make up the numbers, averaging the joint-second most tackles per Premier League game when compared to his teammates, as per WhoScored.
With reports linking Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Manchester United with a move for the player, fans can be forgiven for being incredibly worried. Saka has shown with his displays this season that is he by far the best player among the recent academy graduates. His attacking and defensive qualities show he is a big asset that the club can ill-afford to lose, especially to a close rival in England.
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