In this summer’s transfer window, Arsenal is trying to renew the contract of William Saliba and it has been revealed that the gunners are having a hard time obtaining the extension.
According to reports, Arsenal Football Club are ready to offer William Saliba a £120k-a-week contract, but the negotiations have hit a snag due to the demands made by the player’s representatives, which have caused the club to back off. Currently, it is not clear whether the club will be able to agree on a compromise with Saliba’s representatives by the end of the week. The Sun reports that the club is working overtime to reach an agreement.
It has been identified that Saliba, who started every Premier League game that Arsenal played in the 2022/23 season before he got injured and spent the rest of it on the sidelines, will be one of the key players in Arsenal’s future success. As of the beginning of the 2019/20 season, Arsenal loaned the French defender back to his former club Saint-Etienne for a fee of £27m after signing him from Saint-Etienne in 2019 for a fee of £27m.
As part of their bid to win the Premier League title in 2022/23, the Gunners were engaged in a fierce title race with Manchester City in an effort to win the title. As a result of the defeat they suffered against Nottingham Forest in their 37th game week, they lost the trophy to The Citizens of Manchester. As a result, Arsenal had 84 points at the end of the season, while Manchester City ended the season with 89 points. Despite the fact that Arsenal had led the league table for ten months this season, they were unable to keep that lead, as Manchester City took the Premier League title this season.
The Arsenal Football Club is still keen on developing a team that will be able to challenge for major honours in future seasons, despite missing out on winning the Premier League title this year. A lucrative contract extension has been offered by Arsenal to Saliba who is considered an integral part of the plan and is seen as an integral part of it.
Negotiations, however, have been slowed down due to demands being made by Saliba’s representatives which have caused a snag in the process. Apparently, the club is shocked by the demands made by Saliba’s camp and is work hard to find a way to resolve these issues on an amicable basis.
Despite the fact that it is unclear exactly what these demands are in terms of salary and bonuses, it is believed that they are linked together. Apparently, Saliba’s representatives are asking Arsenal for more money than they are currently offering to him. As a result, the negotiations have come to a halt.
Arsenal will be hoping to resolve this issue as soon as possible, as they are looking to build a team that is capable of competing for major honours in the future. The club is keen to secure the future of Saliba at the Emirates Stadium in the long-term, and the club will be keen to protect his long-term future at the club.