Arsenal have confirmed that Bukayo Saka has put pen to paper on a new long-term contract.
The England international, 21, has committed his future to the Gunners until 2028 and will become one of the club’s highest earners having established himself as an integral part of Mikel Arteta’s first team squad.
Saka joined the Arsenal Academy at Hale End as a 7-year-old and rose through the ranks quickly to make his first team debut in 2018 during Unai Emery’s tenure. He was deployed in a number of positions during Mikel Arteta’s early days in charge but last season settled at right wing and has since thrived as an attacking threat.
From Hale End to first team. Arsenal through and through.
It’s time for the next chapter.
Bukayo Saka: Gunner ❤️ pic.twitter.com/ngVKSlJ1UG
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) May 23, 2023
In total, Saka has made 178 appearances for the club, scoring 37 goals and making 40 assists. He has twice been named Arsenal’s player of the season and has recently been shortlisted for a host of end-of-season awards dished out by the likes of the Premier League, PFA and FWA.
This has been his best season in terms of goal contributions, scoring 14 and creating 11 assists in all competitions – as well as 4 goals and 3 assists for England during his international commitments.
He’s also played 26 times for his country and somehow already featured in two major international tournaments despite his tender years.
Saka’s new deal has been a long time coming but it’s very welcome news. Congratulations, Bukayo.