Arsenal star Saka told to move to Manchester City if he wants to win trophies

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Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka gestures to the linesman

Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka should move to Manchester City if he wants to win trophies, according to former Liverpool goalkeeper David James.

The England international has been one of the Gunners best players over the past few seasons and has hit the ground this campaign with one goal and four assists in their first seven Premier League matches.

Saka’s contract expires in two years’ time with speculation that other clubs, including Liverpool, are keeping an eye on his situation.

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There is no sign from the 21-year-old that he is not happy at the Emirates Stadium and it seems likely that he will renew his contract for the right terms.

But former England international James thinks Saka should leave to join Manchester City, who have won four out of the last five Premier League titles.

James told GGrecon: “I do like what Mikel Arteta is doing at Arsenal and Bukayo Saka is a big part of that, I can, however, understand why players want to move.

“What’s best for Bukayo? Well, if you want to be part of a revolution in a sense, then you should stay at Arsenal as they’re building something and they’ve not won the league for 18 years.

“You’re part of a revolution if you can get Arsenal to compete for the Premier League title, but if you want trophies instantly, then you’re almost guaranteed it if you go to Manchester City.

“I believe he’d be a wonderful addition for Manchester City. I’ve got a lot of Arsenal friends, so I believe he should move to Manchester City.”

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta recently insisted that he was “very confident” that Saka would sign a new contract to remain at the Emirates Stadium.

Arteta said: “I am very confident that we as a club and Bukayo and his family and agent are all aligned and now it’s about putting that on a piece of paper

“I would like that to get done because I don’t want players to be distracted in the season. But those things take time.”

Saka still thinks he can “improve” his game and wants to continue growing as a player at Arsenal, he said: “I’m growing as a player and going from strength to strength. I set myself a target for goals and assists every season but I’m keeping that to myself.

“There are still aspects of the game where I need to improve.

“Some of the tackles I take are not nice but if I’m going to dribble past opponents, I know I’m going to get kicked sometimes.”