By Emmanuel Adeleke
Arsenal winger, Bukayo Saka, has signed a new four years contract with the Gunners.
The 21-year-old’s previous contract was due to expire at the end of next season. The new deal is a major boost to Arsenal and the club’s manager, Mikel Arteta.
Saka has been one of Arsenal’s standout players in the last two seasons, while also establishing himself as a key player for Gareth Southgate’s England team since the European Championships in 2021.
Saka has scored 14 goals and registered 11 assists for Arsenal in the Premier League this season. He was also the club’s top scorer last season with 11 goals.
The England international has made 178 appearances since making his debut for the North Londoners in November 2018.
Speaking after signing hoa new deal, Saka said: “I’m just really happy. There has been a lot of talking and it’s been a while, but I’m here now. I think this is the right club, the right place to make the next step.
“Then I have all the right people around me in terms of family, and when I come to the training ground, my team mates, the coaching staff.
“I think I have everything I need to become the best player I can be. That’s why I’m happy to stay here and be here for the future, because I really believe we can achieve big things.”
Speaking, Mikel Arteta said: “It’s great for the club that Bukayo has extended his contract. Retaining our best young talents is key to our continued progress and Bukayo represents such an important part of our squad now and for the future.
“As well as being a fantastic talent, Bukayo is a special person. He’s loved by us all and he is a credit to himself and his family for the hard work and commitment they have all made to get to this level today.”
Saka becomes the second first team player to extend his stay at the Emirates in recent days, following in the footsteps of goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.
The Gunners finish their campaign at home to Wolves on Sunday after seeing their title challenge end with defeat at Nottingham Forest last Saturday.
Arteta’s side will finish second to treble-chasing Manchester City.