The Gunners are set to tie down the 18-year-old to a new deal following positive talks between Mikel Arteta and the player’s family and agents.
Arsenal are hopeful Bukayo Saka will sign a new contract this week, sources at the club have confirmed to Goal.
Negotiations with the teenager winger, whose current deal is due to expire in 2021, have been ongoing for months and have moved forward dramatically in the last few weeks.
Final details are now being ironed out and Arsenal are hoping to make an official announcement that a new long-term contract has been signed in the coming days.
The news will be a massive boost to head coach Mikel Arteta, who has been desperate to keep Saka at the club amid interest from several of Europe’s top sides.
Speaking last week, the Spaniard raised hopes that a deal was imminent when asked about the future of the 18-year-old.
“I am very positive that everything is going to be done with Bukayo very shortly,” he said. “The communications between the club, agents and the family has been going on for months and are very fluent.
“The player and family knows how much trust I have in him. He is just showing that every week and his consistency level is getting better and better.”
Arteta added: “He has a manager that has total belief in him, he has a club that really supports him and he has team-mates who adore him for who he is.
“He’s such a nice boy, he’s very intelligent and he’s so willing to learn. He’s eager to be the best, he tries to be the best every day, and you can put him in different positions and he picks it up really quickly.
Source: News update