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'I'm sure': Journalist expects Arsenal to start contract talks with 'extraordinary' player this summer, as well as Saka

Journalist Charles Watts expects central defender William Saliba to hold talks over a new Arsenal contract this summer.

Saliba has said he wants to come back to Arsenal next season and Watts discussed those comments on his latest YouTube video.

He said that like Bukayo Saka, Saliba has just two years left on his current contract and that is something which needs addressing.

It could be a busy summer behind the scenes with Arsenal’s existing players, let alone new ones, as Watts expects Saliba to be in negotiations soon.

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Saliba set for talks over new Arsenal contract

Watts said: “William Saliba saying he will be going back to Arsenal is great to see.

“The whole thing with Saliba will revolve around what he does with his contract. He’s only got two years left, like Saka.

“Will Arsenal want him to get down to his final year? From what he’s had to say and Arsenal’s stance is he is coming back.

“Again, contract talks need to be happening with him because you don’t want him getting down to his final year, just like Saka, just like Martinelli. I’m sure that’s something which will be going on this summer.”

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Saliba has been described as ‘extraordinary‘ this season, where his form with Marseille on loan has earned him a senior France call-up.

Now, it is time for him to show his worth in the Premier League and if he does, Arsenal will be looking to extend his contract.

That said, last month, Paul Merson said Arsenal would be happy to get their money back on Saliba and if next season does not go well, the situation could look very different.

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