Arsenal’s contract renewals take centre stage with Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard are set to extend their stay at the Emirates.
- Bukayo Saka is expected to sign a new five-year contract, potentially becoming the top-paid Gunner.
- Arsenal’s captain, Martin Odegaard, is set to extend his contract with the club.
- Despite competition, Arsenal are preparing a substantial bid for West Ham’s Declan Rice.
- Gabriel Martinelli set to miss the rest of the season due to ankle ligament damage.
Arsenal transfer updates, player contracts, and more
Arsenal football club seem to be in the middle of a contract renewal spree, with star players Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard poised to extend their stay at the Emirates.
According to reports, Saka is expected to sign a new five-year contract, potentially becoming the top-paid Gunner, earning around £300,000 a week which would would see him overtake Gabriel Jesus as the top-paid Gunner.
Martin Odegaard, Arsenal’s captain, is also reportedly on the brink of extending his stay at the club.
Having had his best season at the Emirates, with Arsenal leading the Premier League table for the majority of the campaign, the club is eager to retain the Norwegian’s services for an extended period, particularly as some of Europe’s biggest clubs are sniffing around.
William Saliba, whose contract has just over a year left, is also in talks for a contract extension, despite interest from other European giants. In other Saliba news, we finally have a return date for him from his back injury.
While several players are looking to extend their stay at Arsenal, Albert Sambi Lokonga and Rob Holding look to be on their way out if buyers can be found.
Meanwhile, amidst these renewals, Arsenal continues to face battles on the transfer front.
The Gunners have long been admirers of West Ham’s Declan Rice, who is expected to leave east London this summer.
Despite interest from Manchester United and Bayern Munich, Arsenal is preparing a staggering £92m bid for Rice, as they look to bolster their midfield with Granit Xhaka finally set to leave the club.
Adding to Arsenal’s challenges is the unfortunate injury to Gabriel Martinelli, who is set to miss the rest of the season due to ankle ligament damage.
Martinelli’s absence is a blow to Arsenal’s attack, as he has been a key player this season.