The news that Bukayo Saka has agreed to terms on a new long-term deal with Arsenal was revealed on Tuesday by the Premier League club.
The England forward was instrumental in the club’s attempt to win the championship this season, playing a crucial part by not only scoring 14 goals across all competitions but also assisting on 11 of his teammates’ goals.
Saka, now 21, has been a member of Arsenal since he was eight years old and has played in every Premier League match that the side has played over the previous two seasons.
In the announcement that Arsenal made on their various social media networks, Saka noted, “Dreams do not come true overnight.”
“It takes time. Since I was eight years old, this group has seemed more like a family to me than anything else. It has provided me with everything, and in return I have provided it with everything.
The manager of Arsenal, Mikel Arteta, expressed his satisfaction with the new contract, which would supposedly keep Saka playing in north London until the year 2027.
“Retaining our best young talents is key to our continued progression, and Bukayo represents such an important part of our squad now and for the future,” stated Arteta.
“Not only does Bukayo possess a remarkable talent, but he is also an exceptional person; he is loved by all of us, and he is a credit to both himself and his family for the effort they have put in and the dedication they have maintained in order to reach this level today.”
Arsenal spent the most of the season atop the Premier League standings, but the club’s performance deteriorated down the stretch, allowing Manchester City to claim their third championship in a row.