William Saliba has agreed a new long-term deal with Arsenal and will sign a four-year contract with the Gunners.
The France international had only one year left on his £40,000-a-week contract, and Arsenal were growing increasingly apprehensive about the discussions.
Other Premier League and foreign clubs had expressed interest in the centre-back, but Arsenal have now secured an agreement with Saliba.
According to The Athletic, the new contract will now enter the ‘paperwork stage,’ with both parties hoping to sign it soon.
The Frenchman’s previous deal was set to expire in 12 months, leaving Arsenal at risk of losing him on a free next summer.
The centre-back proved just how vital he is to Mikel Arteta’s set-up when his injury against Sporting saw him miss the final 11 games of the season and de-rail Arsenal’s title bid.
However, he now follows Bukayo Saka, Gabriel, Gabriel Martinelli and Aaron Ramsdale in agreeing new contracts with the Gunners, with the official announcement imminent.