Bukayo Saka signs a new long-term contract with Arsenal

Bukayo Saka has committed his future to Arsenal by signing a new long-term contract with the club.

the athlete It was revealed in February that Saka and Arsenal had reached an agreement in principle on a new long-term deal.

The former England international’s contract was due to expire next summer, but he is now tied down until 2027 in an agreement worth £15m a year.

Other clubs were interested in Saka, whose previous deal was due to expire next summer, but the 21-year-old was only interested in staying with Arsenal and fully believes in the project Mikel Arteta is building at the Emirates.

Arteta told Arsenal’s website: “It is fantastic for the club that Bukayo has extended his contract. Retaining the best young talent is key to our continued progress and Bukayo is an important part of our squad now and in the future.

“In addition to being an incredible talent, Bukayo is a special person, he is loved by all of us and he credits himself and his family for the hard work and commitment they made to get to this level today.

“Together with our supporters, we very much look forward to enjoying Bukayo’s continued development with us in the years to come.”

“Bukayo has now developed into one of the best young players in the game and we look forward to enjoying this next phase of his career with us,” said Sporting Director Edu.

Saka has been a pivotal part of Arsenal’s challenge for the Premier League title this season, contributing 14 goals and 11 assists in 47 appearances in all competitions.

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Saka is a product of Arsenal’s academy, having joined the club at the age of seven and making his debut as a 17-year-old in November 2018.

And he became the latest Arsenal player to commit his long-term future to the club, with teammates Gabriel Martinelli and Aaron Ramsdale also signing new contracts with the club this year.

Arsenal conclude their 2022-23 campaign against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Emirates on Sunday.

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