Bukayo Saka extends his Arsenal contract, Saka signs a new 4-year contract with the Gunners! His new contract will expire in 2027 and his weekly salary will be 300,000 pounds. This 21-year-old star has Nigerian blood, he’s one of the best performed Arsenal players this season. The 21-year-old, who has featured in every single one of our Premier League matches over the past two seasons, has scored 14 goals in all competitions in 2022/23, including 11 assists, bettering his tally of 12 goals last season.
Bukayo Saka is a true product of the Hale End Academy. After training and playing with the club as part of the pre-academy, he signed his first official forms with the club on May 5, 2010, aged eight, joining the youngest age group at Hale End, the under-9s.
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Since joining the club as an eight-year-old, Bukayo has progressed from our academy into the first team, with this season once again underlining his status as one of the finest talents in the country thanks to another truly exceptional campaign.
The 21-year-old, who has featured in every single one of our Premier League matches over the past two seasons, has scored 14 goals in all competitions in 2022/23, including 11 assists, bettering his tally of 12 goals last season. His superb development and consistently strong performances have resulted in him already making a total of 178 first-team appearances.
Making his first team debut in the Europa League aged 17 in November 2018, Bukayo also became the first player born in the 21st century to play in a Premier League match when he came on as a substitute during our 4-1 home win over Fulham on New Year’s Day 2019.
Having represented England at youth level, Bukayo made his senior international debut in October 2020 and was one of the stars of Euro 2020, becoming the youngest player ever to appear for the Three Lions in a major final when they faced Italy at Wembley. Now with 26 international caps to his name, Bukayo was also a key member of the England squad at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Sporting Director 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.”
Mikel Arteta 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.”
Saka is among a group of young players whom Arsenal has worked to tie down this season.
Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Magalhaes penned new contracts earlier in the year, while goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale announced his extension last week. Talks over a new deal for William Saliba go on.
Arsenal had already triggered an extension in Saka’s previous contract, tying him down for a further 12 months to 2024.
But this news comes as a huge boost for Arteta’s side, who have seen their title hopes evaporate in recent weeks.