Reports: Arsenal Closing In On Contract Extensions For Star Duo

By The Editor
on 23rd November 2022

Arsenal duo Bukayo Saka and William Saliba nearing contract extensions…


 

Arsenal are closing in on tying down star duo Bukayo Saka and William Saliba to new long-term contracts, according to two separate reports.

Saka and Saliba’s contracts expire in 2024 and both have admitted that they’re engaged in talks with the club regarding an extension.

Earlier this season, Mikel Arteta stated that he was “confident” Saka would sign a new contract and that it was only a matter of papering their agreement.

Saka echoed the boss’ sentiment by claiming to “share his confidence” and went on to explain what Arsenal meant to him (via Goal).

It’s taken a while for us to get an update, but according to the Mirror, Saka is close to signing an extension which will see him earn around £200,000 per week.

That package will see him become one of the club’s top three earners, alongside Gabriel Jesus and Thomas Partey. Given his status and performances, that seems about right.

As for Saliba, his Arsenal career has been far from smooth with the 21-year-old spending two-and-a-half years of his three years with us on loan. The other six months saw him in the U23s and unregistered for us in the Premier League and Europa League.

However, after a season of top-flight football with Marseille last term, Arteta has brought him back and put him straight in the starting XI.

Saliba has started all 14 Premier League games and has been vital to our progress this term as we sit five points clear at the top of the Premier League.

The French international has spoken openly about feeling at home and it looks like he may be ready to commit his future to the club.

According to CBS’s Jonathon Johnson, a contract extension is likely “at some point in the next couple of months.”

Solidifying those two deals would be a massive statement of intent to have two of the brightest young talents in world football for the foreseeable future.