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Report: PL pair hope Bukayo Saka won't sign Arsenal contract this summer

Manchester City and Liverpool are now hopeful that Arsenal missing out on the top-four this past season will increase the likelihood of the future of Bukayo Saka remaining unresolved at the start of the new campaign, according to a report from the Daily Mail.

For much of the second-half of the season, it appeared that Arsenal were set to book their ticket to the Champions League. However, Mikel Arteta’s men were pipped at the final hurdle and now have the Europa League to look forward to.

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It is still a step in the right direction for Arsenal. But clearly, their fifth place position will feel like a disappointment to many. Certainly, Saka may be one of those.

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The England international belongs in the Champions League. He has been absolutely outstanding since bursting into the first-team. And he ended the year as the Gunners’ top goalscorer in the Premier League.

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Previous reports claimed that both Manchester City and Liverpool want Saka. But you would imagine that the attacking midfielder would love nothing more than to realise all of his ambitions at the Emirates.

There is now a question mark over his future however. The Daily Mail reports that his contract has just two years left to run. Arsenal do view his future as a priority, but there is interest.

Both the Premier League’s top two want Saka. They do accept that any move in this window is unlikely. But they do feel that Arsenal missing out on fourth may help them.

The Daily Mail reports that they hope that Arsenal finishing fifth has now increased the likelihood of Saka’s future remaining unresolved beyond this window.

Manchester City and Liverpool hopeful over Bukayo Saka

Saka signing a new contract at Arsenal surely remains the most likely outcome. Chances to leave will come further down the line if he continues to develop. He is already a ‘special‘ player.

But obviously, City and Liverpool will be waiting in the wings if he does not sign a new contract and Arsenal make a poor start to next season.

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