Arsenal sent warning over Bukayo Saka’s contract situation

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Arsenal sent warning over Bukayo Saka’s contract situation

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Peter Crouch has recently warned Arsenal against repeating old habits by not sorting a new contract for Bukayo Saka. Saka impressing Saka has been one of the very few bright spots for Arsenal throughout the current campaign. Despite being just 18 years of age, Saka has already put on a number of mature displays this season, notching 31 outings for Arsenal’s senior side. Across these ties, the England under-19 international has bagged three goals and an impressive 10 assists. Saka has also showcased his stellar versatility under Mikel Arteta. A left-midfielder by trade, Saka has played and impressed at left-back, on the right-wing and in central midfield this season. ImageLONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 16: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal and Valentino Lazaro of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on February 16, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images) Crouch sends warning to Arsenal Saka’s latest appearance, vs Brighton on Saturday, saw him deployed on the left-hand side of Arsenal’s midfield three. And while the Gunners came away with a rather embarrassing 2-1 defeat, Saka still impressed, having been one of the only Arsenal players willing to run at the opposition to create chances. And it was in the aftermath of their defeat at the Amex that Arsenal were sent a warning over the youngster’s current deal. As things stand, Saka has just over a year remaining on his contract, meaning, should he not agree fresh terms, he could sign a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club as early as January of 2021. This has led Peter Crouch to send a warning to Arsenal over Saka’s contract. Speaking post-Brighton, Crouch stated that he is concerned about Saka’s deal, before highlighting how Arsenal have been in a similar situation before: “I would be concerned [about his contract]. “It’s happened time and time again at Arsenal – I don’t know who is in charge of contracts at Arsenal but he needs to be sorted. “They are giving big, big contracts to players who don’t want to be there and haven’t sorted someone out with immense potential like Saka, possibly Arsenal’s best player in first half.” Quotes via the Evening Standard. The latest example of Arsenal letting a top talent leave for free was, of course, when the north Londoners lost Aaron Ramsey to Juventus last summer.

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