Arsenal has announced that Bukayo Saka has extended his deal, thus alleviating fears about losing him on a free transfer.
Bukayo Saka has ended speculation on his future at Arsenal after signing a new “long-term” contract, the club announced.
Saka, 18, made her Premier League debut last season as a 17-year-old and established herself as a regular premier-team player in 2019-20.
Although most of them left-wing at home, Saka also deputized as a left-back for the Gunners this season and did so with great acclaim.
While most of the campaign was largely out of place, he somehow managed to weigh in on 11 assists making him the first teenager to hit 10 in a single season since Cesc Fabregas in 2006-07.
Saka, a foreign youth from England and a product of Arsenal’s academy, looks bound for a promising future, and the next few years are likely to be with the Gunners, who were worried about the possibility of losing him on a free transfer next year when his previous contract was due to end.
Head coach Mikel Arteta said: “Bukayo is a talented and smart young player. He inspired me with his work ethic and desire to learn and adapt and it paid off in his performances. I’m excited to keep working with him to further improve him, and to help us achieve our goals.”
And technical director Edu added: “It is what everyone involved wanted to do and we are pleased that a new long-term deal has been signed by Bukayo. He’s making great progress and he’s one of many young players through our academy that has developed. To us, this is so critical as we push forward as a club.”