Arsenal close to striking £200k-per-week deal for Saka to make him club’s best paid player

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Arsenal are close to agreeing on a fresh deal for Bukayo Saka which is worth over £200k per week according to the latest reports.

Saka has been in fine form for the Gunners this season and he has richly deserved a new bumper deal at the club.

The 21-year-old has been one of the figureheads of Mikel Arteta’s side and he has continued to improve under the Spanish manager.

According to a report from the Daily Mail, Arsenal are now close to agreeing on a new deal for Saka which is worth a minimum of £10million-a-year.

The report claims the new deal, inclusive of bonuses ‘would likely make him the club’s best paid player.’

Saka is now entering into the final 12 months of his current deal, but the club do have an option to extend this by another year.

The fresh contract will tie Saka down until the summer of 2028 and will see him commit his long-term future to the club.

With nine goals and eight assists in the Premier League this season, Saka has been one of Arsenal’s most productive players.

Fans and pundits alike have been quick to hail his impact on this Arsenal side as he has played a key role in their title challenge so far.

Gary Neville recently spoke about the form the Arsenal winger has showcased so far this season.

“Saka, to be fair, you can’t help but love him,” explained the pundit on the Gary Neville Podcast. “He’s absolutely wonderful, a breath of fresh air.

“He’s everything you would want in a football player. I played football with a frown on my face for 20 years because I found it hard work, and I watch Bukayo Saka play football and it’s a joy, he’s smiling and he’s happy and he’s enthusiastic and I love it, I love watching it!”

The news will come as a huge boost to Arsenal as they head into a crucial period in their season.

Arteta’s side lead the way in the Premier League and will soon have the Europa League to contend with on a regular basis.

As things stand they are currently projected to pick up 89 points this season and are well within the title race with Manchester City.

If Saka continues to develop at his current rate, there is no doubt that he will be one of the most valuable players in world football.

The Gunners are getting a lot right on the pitch at the moment and this news will surely give them a huge boost.

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