Bukayo Saka close to signing new long-term Arsenal contract

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Saka’s current contract expires next summer (Picture: Getty Images)

Arsenal are reportedly close to tying down Bukayo Saka to a new long-term deal after months of negotiations.

The 18-year-old is currently still on the £3,000-a-week contract he signed when he first turned professional in 2018, however, that deal is due to expire next summer.

Saka’s outstanding performances in his breakthrough season have prompted transfer interest from the likes of Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool.

The youngster has established himself as a key part of Arsenal’s first team after excelling in multiple positions, including left-back, central midfield and on the wing.

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And according to The Athletic, negotiations with Saka’s representatives are in the final stages and an official announcement is expected this week.

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However, the report also states that the Gunners are no closer to finding a similar agreement with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, whose contract also expires in 2021.

The 31-year-old recently challenged the club to prove to him that staying at the Emirates is the right choice for him at this stage of his career.

Despite boasting an impressive goalscoring record for clubs in Ligue 1, the Bundesliga and now the Gunners, Aubameyang is yet to win a league title.

Speaking before Arsenal’s Premier League clash against Norwich City on Wednesday, Arteta refused to be drawn on his top scorer’s future.

‘I don’t have any updates, sorry,’ said the Spaniard.

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