Saka, 21, is out of contract in 2024 but is set to sign a new deal; the England international has 10 goals in 31 appearances this season for his club, playing a key role in Arsenal’s Premier League title challenge
Arsenal aiming to secure futures of best young players
Earlier this month Gabriel Martinelli extended his stay with the club until 2027. William Saliba is another player Arsenal are keen to tie down on a new deal, with the defender’s current terms expiring in the summer of 2024.
“Part of the plan is to extend the contracts of our biggest talents at the club and get them to commit for the future,” Arteta said when Martinelli’s four-and-a-half year contract was announced.
“We are trying to do that, and we’ve made a start with Gabi, which is good.”
When asked specifically about Saka and Saliba, and if he saw any problems arising with their contract talks, he added: “The others will be done whenever we can.
“I see everybody really happy and willing to continue with the club. But, obviously, we have to meet everyone’s expectations and timing is key on that.”
Mohamed Elneny this week extended his contract with Arsenal until June 2024. Reiss Nelson’s future is under consideration, with the academy graduate’s current deal ending after this campaign.