Arsenal set to offer new deal to £40,000 a-week midfielder

By | February 13, 2020

Premier League giants Arsenal are reportedly planning to open contract talks with Matteo Guendouzi.

The 20-year-old has joined the North London club from Lorient during the summer of 2018 and has played 77 games for the London team in all competitions, including 29 appearences this season.

Guendouzi’s contract at the Emirates Stadium will run until the summer of 2022, however, according to football.london, the Gunners want to hand the midfielder new improved contract to his current £40,000 a-week salary.

The report suggests that talks over an extension are yet to take place, however, discussions are likely to be held before the start of the news season.

The Gunners are allegedly keen to hand Guendouzi a new contract amid suggestions that Paris Saint-Germain are keeping tabs on his signature despite failing to lure him ahead of Arsenal.

The midfielder has contributed two assists in 21 Premier League games this campaign.

Meanwhile, Arsenal are reportedly attempting to tie talented forward Bukayo Saka to a new long-term deal with Liverpool and Manchester United both keeping tabs on the 18-year-old’s form.

The England Under-19 international has played four games for the North London club last season, however,  has enjoyed a breakthrough 2019-20 season, already featuring on 23 times in all competitions.

Saka’s current contract will expire at the end of next campaign, and according to the Daily Mail, the Gunners are preparing to hand the teenager fresh new deal due to the interest in his services.