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Arsenal left vulnerable by Bukayo Saka contract saga as Manchester City and Liverpool start spinning in circles


Manchester City are preparing to step up their interest in a deal to sign Bukayo Saka.

According to reports from the Daily Mail, Pep Guardiola’s side are keen to capitalize on the Arsenal star’s contract uncertainty by making a move for the England international.

Saka has established himself as a basic player for the Gunners
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Arsenal left vulnerable by Bukayo Saka contract saga as Manchester City and Liverpool start spinning in circles
Guardiola and Man City are monitoring his situation closely
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The 20-year-old’s long-term future is increasingly becoming a source of uncertainty, with Saka entering the year of his contract at Emirates Stadium, in addition to a one-year option held by the club.

As the Gunners prioritize a new deal for the starlet, clubs are starting to circle around with Liverpool also reportedly interested in a potential move.

A move this summer seems unlikely, but with Arsenal missing out on Champions League football, the emergence of City and Liverpool as potential suitors will give the left-hander food for thought ahead of any potential contract negotiations.

With his contract now up, that means Saka’s value will start to drop, which means Mikel Arteta’s side could be vulnerable to the approaches ahead.

Although considered a first-team regular with the Gunners, Adrian Durham is convinced Saka had better move on as the player is overplayed under Arteta.

He told talKSPORT: “He has to leave Arsenal for the sake of his career.


Arsenal left vulnerable by Bukayo Saka contract saga as Manchester City and Liverpool start spinning in circles
Saka is a popular figure at Emirates Stadium and the shining star of a generation of talented young players
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Arsenal left vulnerable by Bukayo Saka contract saga as Manchester City and Liverpool start spinning in circles
Arsenal could be left vulnerable as City and Liverpool surround
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“This season he has played 48 games in all competitions, he has played in all 38 Premier League games, including 36 as a starter. And he is 20 years old.

“It’s horribly similar to Jack Wilshere’s stats in the season that basically ruined his career – he didn’t play a single game the following season through injury because they played him too much when he was that age.

“I think he’s still played less than 100 games in his career, and since the middle of last season when he suddenly burst onto the scene, and now they can’t leave him out, they can’t spin it.

“He’s still young, they don’t take care of him properly.”




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