Arsenal’s negotiations over a new contract with defender William Saliba have taken an interesting turn as the Frenchman has made a substantial demand. Speculation has been rife about Saliba’s potential move to Paris Saint-Germain, adding further uncertainty to his future.
Saliba’s debut season in England was nothing short of sensational, as he played a vital role in propelling the Gunners to the top of the Premier League table. However, his unfortunate injury in March marked the beginning of a downward spiral for Arsenal, resulting in only five wins from their last 10 games. Follow your favourite Premier League team with attractive football betting odds from Empire777.
While Arsenal has successfully secured new deals with Aaron Ramsdale, Gabriel Martinelli, and Bukayo Saka, they have encountered difficulties in reaching an agreement with the 21-year-old defender. Despite these challenges, football.london reports that the club remains optimistic about Saliba’s contract renewal. Nevertheless, it appears that the Gunners’ offer of a long-term contract worth £120,000-per-week falls short of Saliba’s expectations.
According to CBS Sports’ Ben Jacobs, Saliba aims to secure a substantial pay rise, considering his emergence as one of Arsenal’s standout players. Jacobs stated, “He obviously wants to be well compensated, and quite rightly so given the season that he’s just had.” Given the current contractual situation, it is unsurprising that there are likely to be suitors expressing interest in acquiring Saliba’s services.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has been vocal about his desire to retain Saliba. Discussing the French defender’s future at the club, Arteta mentioned, “Obviously Edu and the board are on top of every negotiation regarding new contracts, and now we are doing everything we possibly can to do that in the right moment at the right time. The communication and the relationship is super. It is about timing, I think. Nothing else.”
The ongoing contract negotiations between Arsenal and William Saliba have taken an intriguing twist, with the young defender making significant demands. As the situation unfolds, it remains to be seen whether Arsenal can meet Saliba’s expectations and secure his long-term commitment to the club. Get all the latest updates from the world of football only on Empire777 Sports.