Arsenal secured homegrown star Bukayo Saka an extended contract on Tuesday as they aim for a first Premier League title in 20 years together after being pipped by Manchester City this season.
The 21-year-old England winger has signed until 2027 with the club he joined as a child and made his first-team debut four seasons ago.
“I think this is the right club, the right place to take the next step,” Saka said in a statement on Arsenal’s website. “It’s a beautiful club – look where we are.”
Arsenal led the Premier League for the better part of an exhilarating season before a young side faded in the final stretch, worn down by defending champions Man City’s deep and expensive squad.
Saka has scored 14 goals this season, two more than the previous campaign, and has featured in every one of Arsenal’s Premier League games.
“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,” Saka said, “because I really think we can achieve big things.”
Saka can expect to make his Champions League debut when Arsenal return to the elite competition in September for the first time in seven seasons.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta praised Saka as “a special person, we all love each other and it’s a credit to him and his family for the hard work and commitment they’ve put in to get to this level today.” .
Report from The Associated Press.
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