Arsenal must make one signing above all others this summer, and it is not Declan Rice or Moises Caicedo, contrary to popular belief.
The most significant transfers that Arsenal must complete this summer are frequently discussed, and they may wind up being among the most expensive in the club’s history. There are weaknesses in the squad, regardless of whether Moises Caicedo and Declan Rice’s links materialize, or the Gunners land a world-class attacker.
However, for many, perhaps the likes of Rice being signed would be swapped to ensure the future of a player already at the club. With numerous players signing new contracts this season, Arsenal has done a fantastic job of keeping its finest players at the club.
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Before the season’s final match, the club confirmed that star Hale End graduate Bukayo Saka had also secured his future. Gabriel Martinelli, Gabriel Magalhes, and Aaron Ramsdale had signed contract extensions. The professional footballer from England extended his contract till 2027.
William Saliba, on the other hand, has a contract that is about to expire at the end of the 2023/24 season. Perhaps more than any other signing made this summer, tying down the Frenchman to a new contract would be the summer’s biggest triumph.
If Saliba were to depart, it would be extremely difficult to replace him at his age and with just a year left on his contract at the amount he would demand. In other words, there is little to no possibility that Saliba’s departure won’t cause the quality of that position to decline.
Furthermore, getting Saliba would be a better demonstrate of what this Arsenal team is capable of in 2023-2024 following the aforementioned deals for Saka, Martinelli, and others, preserving all of their best qualities while competing for titles.
Arsenal suffered decline under Arsene Wenger after losing players such as Cesc Fabregas, Robin van Persie, and Samir Nasri. There is no room for regression now that the squad is on the rise under Arteta, and the same goes for keeping the team’s best players.
For the time being, overlook about Declan Rice and Moises Caicedo for a second, because if there is one priority this summer, it should be signing William Saliba to a new contract. For the record, the Gunners are believed to be confident of attaining this aim.