By Alan Hutton

4th Aug, 2022 | 3:44pm

Arsenal backed to make Bukayo Saka top earner after journalist's offer update - pundit

Alan Hutton has claimed Bukayo Saka deserves to be one of the top paid players at Arsenal.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Tottenham and Aston Villa suggested Saka will be a “main player” for the Gunners this season.

The 20-year-old currently has two years remaining on his contract at the Emirates.

According to the Daily Mail‘s Sami Mokbel (23 July), the England international is said to be close to agreeing a new contract with the London club.

Mikel Arteta’s side are said to have offered the midfielder an extension worth double his current £70,000 per-week deal.

The new agreement would see Saka become one of the top earners at the Emirates.

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When asked if he thought the 20-year-old deserved to be one of the club’s top earners, Hutton told Football Insider: “I think he should be.

You look at what he’s done since he broke into that team. When Arsenal were really struggling he was the go-to guy.

At such a young age, he’s broken into the England team, he’s an England international, that’s no easy feat. And he’s still the go-to guy at this moment in time for Arsenal.

He’s come through the club, he knows what it’s all about to play. It can be difficult sometimes at Arsenal but he’s taken that on his shoulders.

He’s been through a lot already in his career and I think he deserves to be rewarded for that. I think he’s a main player definitely this season for Arteta and Arsenal. You want to keep your star players and he’s definitely one of them.

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