Bukayo Saka's ongoing contract dilemma is a slight cause for concern for Arsenal supporters. The 21-year-old's current deal runs until the end of the 2023/24 season, but if Edu and Co. fail to tie him down to a long-term extension in the next few months, a bidding war for his signature is likely to commence.
Saka has become an integral part of Mikel Arteta's project at the Emirates and is viewed by many as the Gunners' top hope. After coming through the academy at Hale End, the winger is now a guaranteed starter and is trusted to guide the north London outfit back to their glory days.
But there's a worry in the back of supporters minds. With clubs like Manchester City and Liverpool already rumoured to be monitoring his situation, there's a real fear that he won't extend beyond his current deal. Arsenal won't want to risk losing him for free either, which suggests that they will be tempted to cash in on him next summer if terms cannot be agreed over the next few months.
That being said, Arsenal remain confident that Saka will put pen to paper. If he does, he'll make the club and fans all over the world very happy, just like he did in July 2020, when he trusted his instinct and extended his previous deal.
Talking about that move, he said: "It's Arsenal, you know. Come on, it's Arsenal. The stadium is great, the fans are great, the club is great. Everything about this club is great. I felt it was right in my heart to extend my contract here."
Getting Saka to sign a new deal will be another step in the right direction for the Gunners, who are proving so many critics wrong so far this season. Let's just see how the situation plays out.