Mikel Arteta opens up Bukayo Saka's contract situation amid reported interest from other clubs
- Saka has 18 months left on his deal.
- Arteta says the part of the club's strategy over developing the youth is offering them new deals.
- The boss has no doubts that Arsenal chiefs are keeping this situation under their control.
United, Liverpool and Bayern are said to be sniffing around Bukayo Saka (h\t the Daily Mail) as his contract expires in 2021. The boss was asked at the press conference what are the club's plans over the 18-year-old.
"I am really happy with how the [young players] are developing," Mikel Arteta told reporters as quoted by Arsenal's website. "Part of that development is to improve the contract and to tie them to the club.
"But that has to follow a natural process. We have Edu, we have Raul, Vinai and Huss [the club's chiefs] who are in charge of that and I am sure we will do the right thing when players deserve to improve and extend their contracts."
The teenager is on a £3,000-a-week deal at Arsenal. Naturally, the club have to offer improved terms to the player who is a part of the senior squad.