Talks between Arsenal and William Saliba’s representatives regarding a new contract are progressing positively according to football.london.
Saliba has one year left on his current deal set to expire in 2024, with his option already triggered. Reports have it that there is a willingness from all parties involved to reach an agreement.
The initial delay is said to be due to economic demands from the player’s side. However, these obstacles have been resolved. Both Saliba himself and his agent have communicated the desire to extend his stay in north London.
Speaking to the media weeks ago, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta explained why the deal has taken more time than expected:
We are trying. We are having conversations and we are trying to maintain the talent we have at the club as I said before. But things take time. You have to agree it. There are different parties involved. I think everybody’s intention is the same and hopefully we’ll find the right solution.”
The north London outfit have recently extended the contracts of Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli and the club is also preparing for contract talks with captain Martin Odegaard.