Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Football Reporting
Football Reporting


Mikel Arteta hints at contract talks for Arsenal trio Bukayo Saka, William Saliba and Gabriel Martinelli

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has suggested the club are in talks to renew contracts with a trio of their young stars.

Pivotal players in Areta’s side, Bukayo Saka, William Saliba and Gabriel Martinelli, are all coming to the end of their current deals, and have been influential in the Gunners’ impressive start to the campaign.

Ahead of Arsenal’s Europa League game against FK Bodo/Glimt on Thursday night, Arteta revealed the club are working on tying down the club’s most important players.

Europa League

How to watch Arsenal v Bodo/Glimt in the Europa League

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.


“We have to plan for the future,” Arteta said. “We are all working on it, I will try to do the things in the right way, being fair and trying to plan the best possible way, and reward the players that, in our opinion, have a big future for the club.

“When we have something to announce, we’ll do that.”

Arsenal will be keen to avoid repeats of contract dramas of the past with stars such as Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Pierre Emerick-Aubamyang, and look to tie down their most valuable players as quickly, and efficiently, as possible.

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 05: Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta during a training session at London Colney on October 05, 2022 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Image credit: Eurosport

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Arteta added: “I think every player is different, and what happened in the past, for sure the people that were in charge had the right reasons, or tried something that wasn’t beneficial for the club.

“We’ll try to do the same thing, make sure that the club is always protected, that the club is always in a good position to move forward and the players are happy to be at the club.”

England international Saka signed a new contract in 2020 keeping him at the club until 2024, the same year Saliba’s deal runs out after the Frenchman signed for Arsenal in 2019 for £27 million.

Martinelli’s current deal runs out a year later, and the Gunners will be desperate to keep hold of the three-cap Brazil international amid interest from rival Premier League clubs.

Premier League

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

The master and his apprentice are bossing the Premier League – The Warm-Up

03/10/2022 AT 05:46

Premier League

‘I’ll leave that to you guys’ – Arteta plays down Arsenal’s title chances

01/10/2022 AT 17:53

Source link

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like


Mikel Arteta is likely to bolster his squad depth in January and two fresh targets have been identified as the Gunners look to splash...


With just a month remaining before the opening of the January transfer window, there’s plenty of gossip swirling about who’s moving where. Transfer Talk...


Real close in on Endrick Spanish newspaper Marca believe that Real Madrid are closing in on a deal to sign 16-year-old Endrick from Palmeiras....

AC Milan

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says he has no idea when he can expect to be able to call on Gabriel Jesus again after the...