Arsenal’s talented forward, Bukayo Saka, has committed his future to his childhood club by signing a long-term contract that will keep him at the Emirates Stadium until 2027. The 21-year-old has established himself as a vital player for the Gunners and has been duly rewarded for his exceptional performances this season.

Saka’s outstanding campaign earned him accolades such as the Premier League Player of the Month for March and the Young Player of the Year award at the prestigious London Football Awards. Furthermore, he has been nominated for both the Premier League Player of the Season and Young Player of the Season honors.

This season, Saka made history by becoming the first player in the Premier League to achieve double-digit goals and assists. His contributions have been instrumental in Arsenal’s title chase, where they pushed Manchester City to their limits. In fact, Saka’s performances caught the attention of City, who had him on their transfer radar.

Prior to this contract extension, Saka’s previous deal was set to expire at the end of the following season. However, he has now pledged his commitment to Arsenal and will be one of the club’s highest earners, reportedly earning over £200k per week, highlighting his significance within the team. Since joining the first team in November 2018, Saka has consistently grown and developed into one of the most promising young players in the game.

Edu, Arsenal’s Sporting Director, expressed his delight at securing Saka’s long-term future, stating, “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.”

With Saka’s contract secured, Arsenal is now focusing on retaining other key players. The club aims to extend William Saliba’s contract, which is due to expire next year. Additionally, there are plans to negotiate a contract renewal with Martin Odegaard, who had an excellent campaign for the Gunners. Moreover, Arsenal is making efforts to prevent Reiss Nelson from leaving for free at the end of this season, as his contract is set to expire on June 30.