Bukayo Saka new Arsenal deal is set to pocket the 21-year-old £15million per season – and put him third among the club's biggest earners in history.
The England international's current contract is set to expire at the end of the 2023/24 season, with the Gunners looking to tie him down to an extended deal before the summer.
With Saka leading Arsenal's charge to the Premier League title, he holds all the cards and that is set to help him become the third biggest earner in club history.
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The Mail report that Saka will earn close to £15m-per-season on his new deal, which equates to around £300,000-per-week.
While that is a long way short of Kevin De Bruyne's reported pay packet of £400,000 a week at Manchester City, only two players have ever earned more at Arsenal.
With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang being handed a £350,000-a-week deal after letting his contract run down, Mesut Ozil is thought to have earned the same after leaving Real Madrid.
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When asked about Saka's contract talks back in February, Mikel Arteta said: "No news on that.
"When it is done, I can tell you more but obviously we have the intention to extend the contracts of our best players and when it is done, it is great news for the club."
Several of Arteta's young stars have been in talks over new contracts thanks to their fine season, having climbed seven points clear of City at the top of the table.
With Gabriel Martinelli signing a new deal until 2027 last month, Arteta said: "That's what we have to do, that's our responsibility. To keep our best players, the players we are developing and our best people. Those that have the same aims and same purposes as the club.
"We want to create a long-term project here and for that we need our best players to be committed to the club.
"To stick them together for a while, create stability and from there keep it going to become a better club and keep evolving."
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