07132020

Bukayo Saka to commit long-term future to Arsenal & Gunners ‘intensify’ Thomas Partey interest


Bukayo Saka to commit long-term future to Arsenal

When it comes to certified Arsenal news, Athletic reporter David Ornstein has long been the go-to source for information.

On Wednesday morning, David Ornstein has confirmed that Bukayo Saka is ready to commit his long-term future to Arsenal.

18-year-old Saka has become a mainstay for Mikel Arteta since the Spaniard replaced Unai Emery at the Emirates Stadium.

Saka has played 21 times for Arsenal in the league, contributing 4 assists.

The teenager’s current deal expires in 2021, however Saka is now poised to sign a new contract. David Ornstein revealed:

Arsenal are putting the finishing touches to a new long-term contract for Bukayo Saka that will settle the future of one of Europe’s most highly-rated young players, with the club expected to make an announcement this week.

This week’s official announcement will bring a conclusion to months of negotiations between the club and Saka’s representatives.

 

Gunners ‘intensify’ Thomas Partey interest

For months now, Arsenal fans have been reading reports concerning Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey.

Partey is a 27-year-old Ghanaian international who operates in a defensive midfield slot. And, according to David Ornstein, Arsenal’s interest in signing the midfielder is growing:

The Athletic understands Arsenal have intensified their interest in signing Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey. 

(Partey) has a €50 million release clause but Arsenal will be hopeful of negotiating a lower figure.

Arsenal have a long-standing interest in Partey, who is thought to be keen on moving to the Emirates Stadium.