18-year-old forward set to pen long-term contract with Arsenal

The London giants have had plenty of issues over the years where they’ve been forced to sell footballers due to their contract situation, but it looks like their luck may be starting to change.

The biggest boost came with renewed hope of Folarin Balogun staying at Arsenal, but there’s more good news on the horizon when it comes to another teenager.

Kido Taylor-Hart is still at U18 level so it could be a couple of years before he starts to push for a first-team role, but the Gunners have recently been making efforts to tie him down.

It will be worrying to hear that other big clubs are interested because it can lead to unrealistic wage demands from a young player, but there may have been another development today. Kido took part in a live video session earlier today, and fans have noticed that one of his teammates has congratulated him on signing a new contract.

It could just be a wind-up between the footballers who know that it’s going to attract attention, but this does suggest he will commit his long-term future to the London club. It’s always interesting to watch the displays of teenagers as they break into the team, especially when you want to see that one performance that proves they have arrived.

Bukayo Saka’s versatility has counted against him at times because it feels like he’s having to prove himself in multiple different positions, but he just continues to excel and he looks like a vital part of the team. The Spanish boss has probably reached that point where he just can’t leave him out of the starting line-up anymore.