Arsenal fans will never forget how their star winger Bukayo Saka ran the show against Iran in his full World Cup debut. The 21-year-old was too much for the Iranians, scoring a brace; some argue he simply picked up where he left off in the Premier League.
Amidst his brilliance, Saka's Arsenal contract situation has many Gunners concerned that he could be "stolen," given that his contract expires in 2024 and there has been no contract extension agreement after months of negotiations. According to Hard Tackle, Carlo Ancelotti is currently monitoring Saka's performance in Qatar in the hopes of justifying his desire to sign the Englishman to fill the voids left by Marco Asensio and Eden Hazard, both of whom are expected to leave Los Blancos in 2023.
As Ancelotti continues his scouting mission, he may realise he's wasting his time, as 90MIN claims the Gunners are confident of renewing Saka's deal. According to the publication, the Gunners are willing to make Saka the highest-paid Gunner. Arsenal reportedly wanted to offer the Englishman a deal worth £200,000 per week, but that was deemed insufficient. They are now keen to offer him a weekly wage of £250,000, which would make him Arsenal's highest paid player alongside Gabriel Jesus.
If the 90MIN report is correct, Real Madrid's pursuit of Saka is over unless they are ready to make a headline swoop for his services.
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