Bukayo Saka signs new four-year contact with Gunners

Bukayo Saka signs new four-year contact with Gunners

Arsenal and England attacker, Bukayo Saka, has signed a new four-year contract with the Gunners as he wraps up a brilliant season for both his club and country.

The 21-year-old has been a prominent performer for Arsenal over the last two seasons, while also establishing himself as a crucial member for Gareth Southgate’s England team since the European Championships in 2021.

Bukayo Saka scored 14 goals with 11 assists in all competitions for Arsenal this season, while he was the club’s highest scorer last season with 11 strikes to his credit.

Since joining Arsenal as an eight-year-old, Bukayo has matched on with brilliant performances from the club’s academy into the first team.

Speaking on Tuesday about the new contract by the star player, Sporting Director Emmanuel Edu said, “It has been so enjoyable to work with everyone to extend Bukayo’s contract. It is a very proud moment for us all at the club, to work hard with Bukayo and experience his great journey from our academy through to our first team.

“Bukayo has now developed into one of the best young players in the game and we’re looking forward to enjoying together this next stage of his career with us.”

Mikel Arteta, the coach of the club, added, “It’s great for the club that Bukayo has extended his contract. 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.”

Bukayo’s new contract is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.

Saka was born in Ealing, Greater London, to Yoruba Nigerian parents- Adenike and Yomi Saka.

His parents are Nigerians and migrated to London for work.

His name, Bukayo, was derived from the Yoruba language, meaning “adds to happiness”.

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