The English-born Arsenal winger, Bukayo Saka has extended his contract and is now set to remain at Arsenal until the summer of 2027.
The 21-year-old has had a remarkable season with the Gunners, scoring fourteen goals and providing eleven assists across all competitions this season, making it his best-ever season yet.
His impressive performances have solidified his conviction that Arsenal is the right place for him to take the next step forward.
After extending his contract with Arsenal, Bukayo Saka has expressed his belief that the club is the ideal environment for him to progress in his career.
“I’m just really happy,” Saka said in an interview with Arsenal.com,
“There’s 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. It’s a beautiful club – look where we are”.
“For me, it’s about achieving my personal ambitions – how much I push myself and demand from myself each game, week in, week out. Then I have all the right people around me in terms of family, and when I come to the training ground, my teammates, the coaching staff”.
“I think I have everything I need to become the best player I can be, and that’s why I’m happy to stay here and be here for the future, because I really believe that we can achieve big things.”
“I have seen a lot of change,” he added.
“I’ve seen this team and the club grow, and one thing that everyone around us can be excited about is that we are going in the right direction.”
“Time is on our side. You can look at our team and a lot of the players are young. We’re hungry, and a lot of us haven’t won trophies at Arsenal so we want to achieve big things. If you watch the way we all speak, we want to win and we want to win here.”
“It’s been too long since this club has had Champions League football. I’m really looking forward to Tuesday and Wednesday nights in this stadium, the atmosphere is going to be special.”
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta also expressed his delight at the latest news.
“It’s great for the club that Bukayo has extended his contract,” the Spaniard said.
“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”.
“Together with our supporters, we’re so looking forward to enjoying Bukayo’s continued development with us in the years to come.”