Arsenal star Bukayo Saka signs new long-term contract

Arsenal have confirmed that Bukayo Saka has signed a new long term contract.

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The Hale End Academy graduate has enjoyed a stellar campaign and played a pivotal part in his club’s unlikely Premier League title challenge.

Already an England regular, Saka starred at the World Cup last December and added to his burgeoning reputation with a series of a series of outstanding displays for his boyhood club.

Saka is understood to have penned a deal that renders him the club’s best paid player and his renewed commitment ends any speculation of a move to Manchester City, who were reportedly monitoring his situation.

Reacting to confirmation of Saka’s decision to sign, Arsenal Sporting Director Edu said: ‘It has been so enjoyable to work with everyone to extend Bukayo’s contract.

‘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.’

Those sentiments were echoed by manager Mikel Arteta, who 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.’

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