Arsenal told not to expect an easy ride in Saka contract negotiations

Arsenal is planning to give Bukayo Saka a new contract as he has entered the last two years of his current one and several clubs want to sign him.

The attacker is one of the finest players in the Gunners squad and he has been very pivotal in their recent success.

His fine performances have attracted the admiring glances of the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City.

They could easily add him to their squad if he leaves Arsenal or signals an intention to leave.

Saka looks happy at the Emirates now, but it could be just a matter of time before he asks to leave.

Former Leeds United man, Whelan believes signing him onto a new deal will not be straightforward.

He expects the player’s entourage to employ all the tactics that they can get to get a good deal.

He tells Football Insider: “I don’t think he’ll sign another contract.

“I think he’ll give himself the option by running it down to a year left. That’s the right thing to do for his career.

“It puts the player in the power position. The club will have to qualify for the Champions League and stump up the money to keep him. Or he can go somewhere else and get that top-level football.

“If Arsenal get into that top four, then he will be happier to stay. If they don’t, they’ve got a real job on their hands to keep him.”

Just Arsenal Opinion

As one of the lowest-paid players at Arsenal, Saka will want a huge pay raise on his next deal.

The attacker is one of the first names on the team sheet and his next salary must reflect that.

It would be interesting to see how much he would be earning in his next deal.

Tags Bukayo Saka noel whelan


  1. Arsenal know how important saka is, but arsenal should act like big club, not a small club begging their star to stay by giving ozil-like / auba-like salary.

    if he want to stay and really love the club, he won’t make it hard for arsenal.
    if he want to leave? let him leave for godsake and take that 80+mil cash and buy another young prospect / emerging star.

  2. Whelan? Who’s Whelan. Having heard any Whelan win the EPL. These football nobodies are always trotted out to speak ill of Arsenal.

    So far they’ve never said any bad thing about Mane leeping LFC. Always comparing Arsenal with Spurs who continue to win nothing.

    Always happy when Arsensl get bad publicity

  3. Some time ago I decided to completely ignore any articles arising from quotes from certain pundits .There are no fewer than ten pundits on my exclusion list and Whelan is one of them.The reason for responding today is not to pass comment on the views expressed by Whelan, but to urge other regulars on JA to do likewise.Sadly no fewer than four on my list are ex Arsenal players , which is sad.Care to guess who they are?

  4. Bukayo Saka is good player and Arsenal needs its good players.

    If I can be honest, the last thing I can accept is my Club, Arsenal, begging any player to stay if the player says he wants to go somewhere else.

    The club can do all it can to persuade a player to stay. That’s the reasonable thing to do.

    Arsenal will always be bigger than any player and that’s how it’s always going to be.

    I will be happy if he signs a new contract.

    Otherwise, good luck to him wherever he decides to go to.

    He deserves our best wishes.

Comments are closed

Top Blog Sponsors