ARSENAL are reportedly confident that Bukayo Saka will follow Gabriel Martinelli’s lead and commit to signing a new deal.
21-year-old Martinelli announced yesterday that he wants to stay with the Gunners long-term after a brilliant start to the season.
Also 21, Saka has less than two years to complete his contract and has attracted plenty of interest.
But the Gunners reckon he’s in it for the long haul, like Martinelli.
Italian transfer reporter Fabrizio Romano claims Arsenal believe Saka’s ‘love for the club’ will see him signing – having been locked in talks over a new deal since February.
However, should the situation continue to rumble, Manchester City and Liverpool would both be happy to strike.
Saka has three goals and four assists in nine Prem games so far this season.
His pal Martinelli has four goals and two assists – and told Arsenal fans exactly what they wanted to hear over the weekend.
The Brazilian said: “We’re talking about a contract so let’s see what happens. But of course I want to stay.
“I think this is my best season at Arsenal and I’m so happy for this moment.
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“Everyone can see our hunger and our mentality. We want to win every single game.
“I’m so happy to play with players like Gabriel Jesus and Bukayo Saka.
“You can see the understanding we have together but we have plenty of time to improve. We have great quality and I think we can do more.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6417516/arsenal-bukayo-saka-martinelli-contract/ Arsenal are confident Bukayo Saka will sign a new long-term deal alongside Gabriel Martinelli thanks to ‘love for the club’.