Bukayo Saka Becomes Arsenal Highest Paid Player, After Signing A New Long-Term Contract With The Club.

Bukayo Saka has put pen to paper on a new Arsenal contract until 2027, the Gunners have confirmed.

Since joining Arsenal as an eight-year-old, Saka has progressed from the club's academy into the first team.

The England international will end the Premier League season with double-digit goals (14) and assists (11) for the first time in his career. He bettered his tally of 12 goals last season.

Saka was a major reason why the Gunners were able to remain at the top of the table for so long, and his importance to the squad, has seen him rack up a hefty number of minutes this season.

The young winger has been rewarded for his hard work, as his extension keeps him at the club until 2027, And he is now the best paid player at the club, in a deal thought to be worth at least £200,000-a-week, but could rise to £300,000-a-week due to bonuses.

Interest from both chelsea and Manchester City has dropped as Saka approached two-years remaining on his previous deal.

Expect Martin Odegaard and Ben White to follow suit; Aaron Ramsdale and Gabriel Martinelli has already had their own extension announced.

Saka revealed why he chose to stay at Arsenal, citing how happy he is in North London.

He explained: "I’m just really happy. 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 teammates, 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."

This season, Saka won the Premier League Player of the Month for March and also collected the Young Player of the Year at the recent London Football Awards. 

He has also been nominated for this year’s Premier League Player of the Season as well as their Young Player of the Season award.

Manager Mikel Arteta is delighted to see Bukayo Saka extend his stay at Arsenal.

"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, signing a new deal allows him to achieve his dream with Arsenal next season of playing in the UEFA Champions League. A competition that the Gunners will be back in after sealing a top-two Premier League finish.

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