Arsenal face battle to tie Saka down to new deal if they miss out on Champions League amid Man City transfer interest

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ARSENAL reportedly face a battle to keep Manchester City target Bukayo Saka if they miss out on a top four finish this weekend.

The Athletic claims the Gunners want to hand their star man a lucrative new deal this summer.

Saka, 20, has just one year left on a £30,000-a-week contract, although Arsenal have the option to extend it for a further 12 months.

But Mikel Arteta is ready to make Saka one of his top-paid players after the ace struck 12 goals in all competitions this term.

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However, Arsenal’s chances of keeping Saka could be in jeopardy.

That’s because the England international, with 14 caps to his name, is desperate to play in the Champions League.

Arsenal had been on course for the top four before consecutive defeats at Tottenham and Newcastle.

And with just one game left, they now find themselves in fifth place – two points off Spurs.

Arsenal must now beat Everton and hope Tottenham lose to already-relegated Norwich if they want to reach the Champions League.

But unless that unlikely scenario plays out, it could spell a world of trouble for Saka’s new deal.

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