Arsenal are confident that they can strike a deal to extend Bukayo Saka’s contract by at least another three or four years, according to a report.

Arsenal's English midfielder Bukayo Saka (R) celebrates with Arsenal's Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard (L) after scoring his team's first goal during a club-friendly football match between Arsenal and Sevilla at the Emirates Stadium in London on July 30, 2022. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Arsenal’s English midfielder Bukayo Saka (R) celebrates with Arsenal’s Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard (L) after scoring his team’s first goal during a club-friendly football match between Arsenal and Sevilla at the Emirates Stadium in London on July 30, 2022. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

The Daily Mail write that Arsenal’s current priority is to extend Bukayo Saka’s contract, and there’s confidence from the club that a three or four-year extension to his current deal can be struck.

The Gunners have submitted a formal offer to Saka, which would guarantee him close to £200,000 a week. The Mail also mention Saka’s personal investment in taking an executive box at the Emirates as a hint of his commitment to Arsenal.

But as it stands, Saka is yet to sign the contract on offer from his club.

As well as the Mail, David Ornstein also recently repeated in an interview with FIVE that Arsenal are prioritising Saka’s contract extension right now.

With things going so well on the pitch, you’d imagine Mikel Arteta’s team will want to try and push some new deals through as soon as possible.

Arsenal are top of the league and they’ve won their only Europa League group game so far, so they could hardly be doing much more to convince individuals in the squad that they’re part of an exciting young project.

Bukayo Saka wins England Player of the Year [photo via @England]
Bukayo Saka wins England Player of the Year [Photo via @England]
Right now, there’s no more attractive league to play in than the Premier League, and few Premier League clubs are more attractive to play for than Arsenal.

Saka could join Manchester City, but he’d be competing with Phil Foden for starts rather than having them guaranteed at Arsenal. At Liverpool, they have Mohamed Salah. Joining any other Premier League club would feel like a downgrade.

It’s important for Arsenal that they get Saka tied down, but an extension with a major payrise should be just as enticing to the player right now.

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