Arsenal fans convinced club have dropped Bukayo Saka contract hint

Manchester United and Liverpool transfer target Bukayo Saka during Arsenal's training session
Bukayo Saka has been stalling over a new deal at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)

One of Arsenal’s top priorities over the last few months has been tying Bukayo Saka down with a new contract and many fans are convinced the youngster is finally on the brink of renewing after a ‘hint’ on the club’s Instagram page.

Saka has been one of the shining lights in an otherwise mixed campaign for Arsenal and the north London giants have been sweating over the 18-year-old’s future considering he becomes a free agent in 2021.

The England Under-19 international has established himself as one of the most exciting prospects in the country after racking up two goals and eight assists while playing out of position at left-back this term.

Bukayo Saka runs with the ball during Arsenal's Premier League clash with West Ham
Saka’s contact expires next year (Picture: Getty)

Borussia Dortmund are reportedly ready to swoop for Saka, just as they did when they poached Jadon Sancho from Manchester City back in 2017. Manchester United and Liverpool are also believed to be keeping tabs on the situation.

Arsenal first-team stars Alexandre Lacazette and Bernd Leno have even pleaded with Saka to commit his future to the Gunners amid growing interest from some of Europe’s elite clubs.

However, some supporters believe the teenager could be about to put pen to paper on a new contract after a post on the Gunners’ official page on Instagram.

Saka has been the focus of Arsenal’s last three posts and the most recent – which claims the youngster is ‘just getting started’ – has been flooded with comments from Arsenal fans speculating that an announcement is imminent.

‘Does this mean he signing a new deal?!’ @zacklilleyy replied.

‘New contract hint!😱😱👀👀,’ @arsenal.way responded.

‘Contract extension incoming ;),’ @thearsenalrepublic said.

‘Oh he defo signed 😅,’ @daniel.cracknell responded.

‘Contract signed from the look of things 👀,’ @jdm.014 said.

‘Clearly hinting at something 😉😉,’ @alex.vale. responded.

‘This better be a way of you telling us that he’s gonna sign a contract,’ @fred.300 replied.

Mikel Arteta instructs Bukayo Saka during Arsenal's training session
Arteta is desperate to keep hold of Saka (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal legend Martin Keown has been just as desperate for Saka to renew and believes it would be a ‘massively important’ moment for other players coming through the academy.

‘We know the importance of it and you hope that his head isn’t turned, and that Arsenal is his club,’ the former Arsenal defender said on BT Sport.

‘It is massively important for the youth system.

‘He has come through the academy and you have got to have that light at the end of the tunnel for these youngsters.

‘He is the one now, he is the talking point. [Gabriel] Martinelli has been brought in as a youngster, but Saka, with his intelligence of movement and the quality of the pass, that doesn’t grow on trees.

‘They have got to nail the player down to a new deal as soon as possible.’

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