Arsenal have confirmed that Bukayo Saka has agreed a new deal with The Gunners amid doubts over his future as his previous deal expired in 2021 – and Liverpool supporters have reacted on Twitter to the announcement.
Saka, 18, has been in imperious form for Arsenal this season – laying on a whopping 10 assists in 33 league and cup outings. He has also found the back of the net on three occasions, despite playing left-back and left-wing.
His contract was due to expire in the summer of 2021, and with the summer window approaching, clubs began to consider a move. The Daily Mail suggested Premier League champions Liverpool were interested.
Bayern Munich and Manchester United were also said to be considering move for the London-born flyer, but Arsenal have finally tied down their academy product – though the announcement does not confirm how long for.
Signed da ting! ?
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) July 1, 2020
Liverpool have plenty of options out wide, especially in terms of players breaking into their senior team. Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliott and others are all on the fringes of Jurgen Klopp’s side – and they wanted Saka to do the same.
But Saka has put pen to paper with his boyhood club, and Liverpool fans have reacted on Twitter. Many are gutted their club fail to sign Saka, while others have applauded Arsenal for being able to keep the youngster.
Can’t blame Saka for extending his contract at his boy hood club – good to see some loyalty.
— Simon Bray (@SimonBrayLFC) July 1, 2020
Arsenal have secured a little gem in Saka. We were in for him hard but he’s an arsenal boy through and through ,unfortunately for him. Our search for the best young talent goes on. Total faith #LFC
— Grizz* (@GrizzKhan) July 1, 2020
Saka could’ve had his pick of Champions league teams and he signed a new contract with Arsenal ?♂️
— RhysW_LFC (@RhysW_LFC) July 1, 2020
Arsenal keeping Saka is big for them. They got some potential in their squad which they really need to keep on board otherwise they will be in big trouble. https://t.co/ZftFscx8Ru
— ? (@ChrisvLFC) July 1, 2020
the 2 players i bought on career mode for Liverpool were Saka and Werner cos i was confident we’ll get them FFS https://t.co/D3QBbnmp3k
— Vik ? (@LFCVik2) July 1, 2020
Saka signing a new deal at Arsenal.. That's us out of the race for him now
— ° (@dbe_lfc) July 1, 2020
We’ve missed out big time here we really should’ve pushed for this one
— NK (@NabyChief) July 1, 2020