Arsenal risk losing Bukayo Saka as contract talks hit new stumbling block

first_imgSaka has proven himself as one of Arsenal’s rising stars (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal could lose starlet Bukayo Saka if they fail to secure European football for next season, according to reports.The 18-year-old is yet to sign a new contract with the club, with his current deal due to expire in just 18 months.Saka is still on the £3000-a-week agreement he made with the club when signing his first professional contract in September 2018.The Times are reporting that negotiations for a new deal are stuttering with Mikel Arteta’s side facing the prospect of a year out of European competition.ADVERTISEMENTPromising winger Saka wants to carry on his rapid rate of development by continuing to play against Europe’s biggest clubs.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal sit in 10th place in the Premier League table with 13 league games to go, four points away from Manchester United who occupy the final Europa League spot. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 20 Feb 2020 1:51 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.7kShares Arsenal risk losing Bukayo Saka as contract talks hit new stumbling block Comment Olympiacos v Arsenal: Mikel Arteta pre match press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 10:52FullscreenOlympiacos v Arsenal: Mikel Arteta pre match press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/olympiacos-v-arsenal-mikel-arteta-pre-match-press-conference-2114132/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.The north London club are even further from Champions League qualification, seven points adrift from fourth-placed side Chelsea.However, due to Manchester City’s two-year European ban, the team that finishes fifth may gain a route into Europe’s elite competition.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalSaka is reportedly attracting interest from rivals Manchester United and Liverpool due to his impressive form for the Gunners this season.The England Under-19’s international has more assists than any other Premier League teenager, despite playing out of position at left-back.MORE: Arsene Wenger backs Liverpool to beat his Arsenal team’s unbeaten Premier League runMORE: Mikel Arteta reveals how new Arsenal signing Pablo Mari has ‘surprised’ him following January move Advertisementlast_img

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