Bukayo Saka signs new long-term contract with Arsenal amid ‘world class’ statement

Bukayo Saka has signed a new contract with Arsenal until 2027.

The England international has scored 14 goals this season, notching 11 assists and guiding the Gunners to their best Premier League finish for almost a decade.

Saka, 21, becomes the highest paid player at the club after making 178 appearances and guiding Arsenal to Champions League football after six years away from Europe's elite competition.

“I’m just really happy,” said Saka.

“There’s been a lot of talking and it’s been a while, but I’m here now. I think this is the right club, the right place to make the next step. It’s a beautiful club - look where we are.

“For me, it’s about achieving my personal ambitions - how much I push myself and demand from myself each game, week in, week out. Then I have all the right people around me in terms of family, and when I come to the training ground, my team-mates, the coaching staff.

“I think I have everything I need to become the best player I can be, and that’s why I’m happy to stay here and be here for the future, because I really believe that we can achieve big things.”

“It has been so enjoyable to work with everyone to extend Bukayo’s contract,” said technical director Edu.

“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 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.”

Second-placed Arsenal face Wolves in their final game of the season on Sunday, in a match which is likely to mark the end of Granit Xhaka’s seven-year stint at the club.