Arsenal specialist confirms ‘finishing touches’ being put on key contract extension

David Ornstein has confirmed that Arsenal are closing in on a new contract for Bukayo Saka.

The journalist has been known as somewhat of an insider at Arsenal FC for some time, with breaking news on goings on at the Emirates for some time, and he now claims that we are close to agreeing terms with our young future star.

Saka has been a rare shining light amidst a tumultuous campaign, and concerns were beginning to sneak in with him having entered into the final 12 months of his playing deal today.

The 18 year-old has been employed in various positions this season, despite his young age, including as a winger, at left-back, wing-back and most recently in a midfield three.

Once the deal is finally confirmed, it will be a huge relief for followers of the club, with some believing his contract to be more important for the future of Arsenal than Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who also has only a year to run on his deal.

Ornstein has also claimed that our club is stepping up their pursuit of Thomas Partey this summer, with the Ghanaian midfielder believed to be keen on the move.

The journalist also told his readers at The Athletic that an official announcement is expected to come this week on the new deal.

Mikel Arteta has already admitted that there is no updates on a new deal for Aubameyang.

Which deal is more important to Arsenal in the long-term? Could another season or two with Aubameyang bring us closer to challenging our rivals for the Champions League places or the title more than a long-term deal for Saka?

Patrick

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4 Comments

  1. Splendid says:

    Confirem! Saka has signed long term deal.

    1. Splendid says:

      *Confirmed!

  2. Geoff says:

    Well done David Ornstein. Always to be respected in his info.

  3. Franko says:

    When Arsene Wenger and Co were penny pinching on signing quality players but rather selling our best players every season, they thought they were being smart and running the club as a business because they were recording profits every season. If they had been competing and winning titles by signing quality players, our fan base, sponsorship and even revenue would have rivaled the likes of Real Madrid, Man United etc by this time. But no, Arsene Wenger and the board kept signing feather weight players and now the chickens have come home to roast. It will take more spending than the player sales, and profits recorded in the past to see us compete again. So what gains have we made by being stingy in player purchases so far? ….None. Our performance on the pitch have been the worst in recent years. It was share stupidity and wickedness from Arsene Wenger and the board to have deceived the fans for so many years and even after the stadium was built, they kept at it.. Now even Man City fans are taunting me for Arsenal’s lack of ambition. We quarreled for more than one hour yesterday during the Man United game and right now my voice has cracked.

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