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Saka hoping to achieve big things after extending Arsenal deal
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Bukayo Saka has extended his Arsenal deal
Bukayo Saka has extended his Arsenal deal

Bukayo Saka is eager for more success at Arsenal after signing a new long-term contract extension.

Saka, 21, has played a key role in the Gunners' title tilt this term, scoring 13 goals and providing 11 assists in 37 Premier League outings.

Having previously won the FA Cup and Community Shield with his boyhood club, he believes bigger prizes will come his way.

Saka said: "I'm just really happy. There has 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. 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. That's why I’m happy to stay here and be here for the future, because I really believe we can achieve big things."

Bukayo Saka has thrived under Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta
Bukayo Saka has thrived under Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta

England international Saka has made 178 appearances since making his debut for the North Londoners in November 2018.

And boss Mikel Arteta was delighted to see the winger commit his future to the club. He said: "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."

Saka becomes the second first-team player to extend his stay at the Emirates in recent days, following in the footsteps of keeper Aaron Ramsdale.

Having seen their title challenge end with defeat at Nottingham Forest last Saturday, the Gunners bring the curtain down on their campaign at home to Wolves on Sunday.

Regardless of the result, Arteta's side will finish second to Treble-chasing Manchester City.


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