Arsenal are pushing hard to tie Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and William Saliba down to new long-term contracts, 90min understands.

The talented trio are all out of contract in 2024 - meaning their deals have less than two years to run - but are seen as a key part of Mikel Arteta's plans as he ushers in a new era at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners are currently top of the Premier League table, after winning five of their opening six games, and Saka, Martinelli and Saliba have all played significant roles in their early season success.

Agreeing a new contract with Saka has long been on Arsenal's agenda, with the player himself revealing at the end of August that he is confident of extending his stay in north London, and sources have confirmed to 90min that talks are progressing well between the two parties.