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Arteta approve, Arsenal will “sign” the trio for £135M before World Cup

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Arsenal will try and get Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and William Saliba to sign new contracts before the World Cup and Arteta has approved, says journalist Pete O’Rourke.

The north London club are keen for the trio to put pen to paper on extensions, and O’Rourke thinks manager Mikel Arteta will be pushing his bosses to get it done as soon as possible.

Defender Gabriel Magalhaes recently signed a new deal at the Emirates, and the Gunners now want Saka, Martinelli and Saliba to follow suit.

According to The Guardian, Arsenal are in discussions with Saka and Martinelli about fresh contracts.

The same outlet has claimed that the club are also looking to tie Saliba down to a new deal after his impressive start to the season. The 21-year-old defender has been ever-presentin the Premier League and has even managed to come up with a couple of goals.

Saka, Martinelli and Saliba are all out of contract in 2024, but Arsenal do have the option to keep hold of the Brazilian and the Frenchman for another 12 months.

O’Rourke thinks Arsenal want Saka, Martinelli and Saliba’s futures sorted out before the World Cup.

When asked if the Gunners are trying to wrap up things before the tournament in Qatar, the journalist told GIVEMESPORT: “Yeah, I think it’ll be in Arsenal’s plans to get those players sorted out and tied down to new contracts.

“Bukayo Saka, obviously he’s been in superb form for Arsenal this season, as have Martinelli and Saliba, so I’m sure Mikel Arteta will be demanding that the club secure these players new contracts, but it does seem there is interest from other clubs in the players. So that’s something that Arsenal need to be worried about.”

Except this trio, Arsenal will extend swis midfielder Granit Xhaka’s contract. The “box to box” midfielder will extend contract for two years.


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