Arsenal defender William Saliba is reportedly in positive discussions to extend his contract. The club have also triggered the option to extend his contract until the 2024 summer transfer window.
However, they are also in discussions to make him sign a long-term contract. The French defender is also happy with the game time and performances for the club.
ARSENAL IN POSITIVE CONTRACT DISCUSSIONS WITH WILLIAM SALIBA
Arsenal are reportedly in positive discussions to extend the contract of star defender William Saliba. The report also confirms that the Gunners have triggered the option to extend his contract until 2024. However, the Gunners want to keep him at the club longer than 2024. The report also claims that the defender is also very happy with the results and his own performances. Hence, talks are going very positively with the defender. Therefore, all the parties are hopeful of an agreement.
The report also claims that Paris Saint-Germain are monitoring his situation. However, Arsenal does not have any intentions of selling him in the near future. Hence, this is a clear indication that Mikel Arteta sees him as a very important player in present and the future. However, the Premier League giants will have to give him a good pay rise on his new potential contract. Although, for now, the focus is to try and win the Europa League and the Premier League trophy this season.
THE GUNNERS SEE THE FRENCH DEFENDER AS A FUTURE CAPTAIN OF THE CLUB
According to reports, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta sees him as a future captain of the club. After spending three seasons on loan away from the club, he is now one of the best defenders in the league this season. Hence, it is clear that Mikel Arteta has a very clear plan for his present and his future. However, he has said that contract discussions will be done by sporting director Edu Gaspar. Although, he hopes that an agreement is very close at the moment.
Mikel Arteta said,
“That’s more to Edu and the board to discuss with him. What I know is that the player is really happy, the player wants to be here and that’s the main thing. We have a few of those that we are willing to extend the contract. “Willy is one of them. I think he’s shown in the months that he’s been with us the quality and the personality he has to play at the level that we want. We are trying to do that because we know he can be a really important part of our plans.”
Hence, it is clear that Arsenal sees William Saliba as one of the most important players for the future. The report also claims that the Gunners are in positive discussions to extend the contracts of Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli. Hence, another thing is clear Mikel Arteta wants to retain the young core of the team for future seasons.
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