Arsenal set to offer youngster a bumper new deal despite Coronavirus pay cuts

Despite Arsenal being very keen to persuade their players to take pay cuts, they are set to give Bukayo Saka a bumper new deal.

The teenager has been one of the standout performers at Arsenal this season after breaking into their first team under Unai Emery.

He has shown how talented he is by adapting to the left-back position at the Emirates this season as the Gunners struggled with injuries in that position.

The teenager has been in talks with the club since the start of the season as they look to keep him out of the clutches of teams like Manchester United and Liverpool.

Both Premier League sides have been monitoring his contract situation at the Emirates and they are ready to pounce.

The Athletic via Sun Sports claims that the Gunners are prepared to offer him a new bumper deal that would be a significant upgrade to his current wage.

He reportedly currently earns around £5,000 per week at the Emirates, but he is expected to earn significantly more when he signs his new contract.

Arsenal has been in talks with their players to accept a pay cut, but that wouldn’t significantly affect the wage that the Gunners will offer to Saka.

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  1. ken1945 says:

    Now here is the dilemma, do we take the view that these premier league players are already a priviliged and overpaid bunch of mercenaries and we are going to let another young player join this rank and keeping our best players by doing this… OR…
    do we stick to to the philosophy that these greedy players are not going to bleed our club dry anymore and let the likes of manure, pool, chelsea or even spuds take our future away by paying the player what he wants, as we sink into mediocrity?

    1. SueP says:

      I’m going to keep quiet on this one
      Pay him what he wants versus let him leave. Definitely keeping my gob shut

      1. ken1945 says:

        SueP, indeed the scenario that we debated in such length now rears it head again.
        As you so simply put it as well.

        it will be interesting to see if any views are put forward.

        1. SueP says:

          Even though I said I’d keep off this topic I just couldn’t help myself. Sue mentioned a salary cap like they have in rugby. Theoretically, it’s a good idea but it needs to be adopted globally which I can’t see happening

          Arsenal has to balance its books and can only pay what it can afford. This is now the future for many clubs ManU throw money at all sorts and it doesn’t guarantee success. Sheffield United have shown that blockbuster signings aren’t everything.

          He will obviously get a vastly improved deal put on the table. As you said in a previous post it will either be accepted or if deemed insufficient, he’ll get his big bucks elsewhere.

          Personally, I don’t have the appetite to see the game carrying on as before, just as if nothing had happened. Too much HAS happened and as a result it has certainly changed me and my thought processes.

          The majority of clubs will have to be reticent. The fall out from Covid will have far reaching effects even if it starts up again in June. Self distancing looks to be with us for ages. Football played behind closed doors or massively reduced crowds would be a disaster for revenue. There are very few clubs that could carry on without weighing up their finances more strictly As much as we all want to either go to matches or watch from our armchairs, the economic fallout will be massive for many and there will be a very strong likelihood that the stands won’t be full and sports packages cancelled.

  2. Dom says:

    Pay him what he’s worth at market value (what ever that is), no different to any other industry. He has been one of our most consistent players, he’s one of our own and can play for Arsenal for years to come. Please offer him a contact worthy of his talent.

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