Arsenal have confirmed that Bukayo Saka has signed a new long-term contract with the club.
The 18 year old has had a breakthrough season with the Gunners, and with just 12 months left on his previous deal, there were obvious concerns about his future.
Now though, he is set to develop in red and white for years to come after he put pen to paper on a lucrative contract, just reward for his outstanding performances throughout this campaign.
Mikel Arteta told the official website, “Bukayo is a talented and intelligent young player. He has impressed me with his work ethic and attitude to learn and adapt, and it has paid off in his performances.
“I am excited to continue working with him to develop him further, and for him to help us achieve our goals.”
While Technical Director Edu said, “This is something everyone involved wanted to happen and we are delighted that Bukayo has signed a new long-term contract.
“He’s making great progress and is one of a number of young players who have developed through our academy. This is so important for us as we move forward as a club.”
So far this season Saka has made 33 appearances in all competitions, scoring 3 goals and creating 11 assists.
Congratulations to him, and it’s great news for Arsenal and Arsenal fans, and it’s going to fun watching him develop even further over the coming years.
Update: We’re told he’s signed a 4 year deal which runs until 2024.
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