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Bukayo Saka makes decision on Arsenal future amid Liverpool transfer interest

Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka has agreed to sign a new contract, ending Liverpool’s chances of acquiring him.

The 21-year-old has had successful negotiations with Arsenal, and it has been reported that he will sign a long-term deal at the Emirates. Although Saka’s current contract was due to expire in June 2024, Arsenal has been keen to secure the player’s future at the club.

Although it may take some time for Saka to formally sign the contract, the Athletic has reported that an agreement in principle has been reached. Despite rumours last summer linking him to Liverpool, Saka has been a key player for Arsenal this season and has helped his boyhood club climb to the top of the Premier League table.

According to several reports, Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp was reportedly interested in signing Bukayo Saka, who has become a feared winger in European football since making his debut for Arsenal over four years ago. Manchester City and Juventus were also said to have been interested in signing the Arsenal academy graduate.

However, given Saka’s 15-year association with Arsenal and the impressive progress made by the club under manager Mikel Arteta over the last two seasons, a move to Liverpool seemed unlikely. As Arsenal sit at the top of the Premier League table, Liverpool currently occupy the eighth spot.

Bukayo Saka’s decision to stay with Arsenal is a significant positive development for manager Mikel Arteta, especially since the club recently secured Brazilian forward Gabriel Martinelli to a long-term contract. Saka and Martinelli have both played key roles in Arsenal’s recent successes, including their 4-2 victory against Aston Villa last Saturday, where both players scored goals.

Even as early as August, Arteta expressed his confidence that Saka would commit to a new contract with the club. “We as a club, Bukayo and his family and agent are all aligned,” the Spaniard added. “Now it’s about putting that on a piece of paper. I would like that to get done because I don’t want players to be distracted in the season. But these things take time.”

Later that month, Saka indicated that an agreement was close. “Yes, I share his confidence,” he said after hearing Arteta’s comments. “I really feel at home here. I really feel the love from my team-mates, my coaches and the fans as well. I really feel loved here.”

Arsenal are on a mission to win their first title in 19 years and will continue their quest when they travel to face Leicester City on Saturday. The Gunners are currently two points ahead of Manchester City with a game in hand, and manager Mikel Arteta will be hoping to lead his team to another important victory.

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